Top Georgia Southern and Ohio Players Not Playing in the Myrtle Beach Bowl

    Which players will be out during the Myrtle Beach Bowl when Georgia Southern and Ohio take the field? Follow all the transfer portal opt-outs here.

    Bowl season is upon us and it’s truly the best time of the year. Culminating a terrific college football season with bowl games across the country, it’s our last time to see our favorite college football teams in action until the spring.

    But some players are sure to be missing in action. Here are the top players from both the Georgia Southern Eagles and Ohio Bobcats who are expected to miss out on the Myrtle Beach Bowl.

    Top Georgia Southern, Ohio Players Not Playing the Myrtle Beach Bowl

    Thanks to the College Football Network Bowl Game Opt-Out Tracker, we know just who is set to sit out the contest between Georgia Southern and Ohio easily enough. Looking at it closely, however, indicates a dramatically different game played on December 16 than if it had been played in the regular season.

    For the full game preview and prediction: Myrtle Beach Bowl Prediction: Georgia Southern vs. Ohio Odds, DFS Picks, and More

    Georgia Southern Players to Miss the Myrtle Beach Bowl

    For the second straight season, the transfer portal has hit the Georgia Southern secondary rather hard. This season, the Eagles lost both Jalen Denton and Chris Crouch from their secondary rotation.

    Other than that, the Eagles miss very little in terms of opting out from the portal. QB Beau Allen didn’t log a snap in 2023 and in reality, only Denton played more than a single game from their opt-outs. Denton had an interception and a pass breakup to go with a handful of tackles in seven outings.

    Georgia Southern players expected to miss Myrtle Beach Bowl:

    • Jalen Denton, S (transfer portal)
    • Beau Allen, QB (transfer portal)
    • Myles Winslow, DL (transfer portal)
    • Chris Crouch, S (transfer portal)

    Ohio Players to Miss the Myrtle Beach Bowl

    It’ll be a new-look offense for the Bobcats against Georgia Southern. Without the talented Kurtis Rourke at quarterback, that’s just the tip of the iceberg regarding changes you can expect to see in the Myrtle Beach Bowl.

    Also out will be running backs Sieh Bangura and O’Shaan Allison. The duo of Bangura and Allison combined for 317 carries, over 1,200 yards, and 10 total touchdowns on the ground in 2023.

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    Also out will be Tyler Walton (37 receptions, 349 yards, 2 TDs) and Miles Cross (47 receptions, 617 yards, 5 TDs) from the receiving corps.

    Backup QB Parker Navarro and Co. will bring a new-look offense to Myrtle Beach, while the loss of Keye Thompson might actually be worse for the Bobcats’ prospectus. Thompson is a true three-down linebacker and, next to Bryce Houston, was the heartbeat of the Ohio defense this past season.

    Ohio players expected to miss Myrtle Beach Bowl:

    • Demond Arter, iOL (transfer portal)
    • Alec Burton, TE (transfer portal)
    • Keye Thompson, LB (transfer portal)
    • Tristan Cox, DL (transfer portal)
    • Caden Campoliete, LB (transfer portal)
    • Kurtis Rourke, QB (transfer portal)
    • Sieh Bangura, RB (transfer portal)
    • O’Shaan Allison, RB (transfer portal)
    • Tyler Walton, WR (transfer portal)
    • Miles Cross, WR (transfer portal)

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