Top Texas A&M and Oklahoma State Players Not Playing in the Texas Bowl

    The Texas A&M Aggies are set to field a completely different team against Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl. Which top players are to be missing in action?

    It will be a completely different game in the Texas Bowl as the Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma State Cowboys rekindle an old rivalry. Which players remain for Texas A&M after the firing of Jimbo Fisher and hiring of Mike Elko at head coach?

    Top Texas A&M, Oklahoma State Players Not Playing the Texas Bowl

    Using the College Football Network Bowl Game Opt-Out Tracker, we know the players who won’t be playing in the Military Bowl and will miss the Virginia Tech vs. Tulane game.

    For the full game preview and prediction: Texas Bowl Prediction: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Texas A&M Players To Miss the Texas Bowl

    Hit arguably the hardest by the transfer portal this offseason, the Texas A&M roster is a shell of what it once was this season. With any new head coaching situation, that is expected, but for A&M, the mass exodus of former high-profile recruits is sure to hurt in this game.

    Former starting QB Max Johnson left for North Carolina, taking his brother and TE Jake Johnson with him. Conner Weigman is out with his injury and top target Evan Stewart is in the transfer portal. Starting right tackle Chase Bisontis is a key missing piece as well.

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    On defense, however, the Aggies are lacking some of the biggest players in the country. Former five-star and No. 1 overall recruit Walter Nolen is off to Ole Miss and Micaiah Overton, LT Overton, and Fadil Diggs have taken their talent to the portal as well.

    Starting defensive backs Deuce Harmon and Tyreek Chappell will need to be replaced and there is hardly any depth to do so. The Aggies will be trotting out a bevy of unknown players both as starters and as depth pieces against Oklahoma State.

    Texas A&M Players Expected To Miss the Texas Bowl:

    • Conner Weigman, QB (injury)
    • Max Johnson, QB (transfer portal)
    • Raymond Cottrell, WR (transfer portal)
    • Evan Stewart, WR (transfer portal)
    • Jordan Anthony, WR (transfer portal)
    • Fernando Garza, TE (transfer portal)
    • Jake Johnson, TE (transfer portal)
    • Chase Bisontis, OT (transfer portal)
    • Naquil Bertrand, OT (transfer portal)
    • Remington Strickland, iOL (transfer portal)
    • Jordan Spasojevic-Moko, iOL (transfer portal)
    • James Bailey, iOL (transfer portal)
    • Isaiah Raikes, DL (transfer portal)
    • Walter Nolen, DL (transfer portal)
    • Micaiah Overton, DL (transfer portal)
    • LT Overton, DL (transfer portal)
    • Fadil Diggs, EDGE (transfer portal)
    • Jalen Waddy, LB (transfer portal)
    • Kent Robinson, CB (transfer portal)
    • Deuce Harmon, CB (transfer portal)
    • Tyreek Chappell, CB (transfer portal)
    • Jardin Gilbert, S (transfer portal)

    Oklahoma State Players To Miss the Texas Bowl

    The Cowboys are in a completely different situation than A&M. They retain the majority of their roster that took them to the Big 12 Championship Game.

    Head coach Mike Gundy’s son Gunnar Gundy hit the portal and Jaden Nixon (190+ yards, 1 TD), Jaden Bray (380+ yards, 2 TD) and Jaden Nixon (120+ yards, 1 TD), are the biggest hurdles to overcome.

    But with this a run-first program and the all-world Ollie Gordon scheduled to be in action once again, the numbers could be historic for Gordon against an A&M defense that’s lacking a ton of players. Alan Bowman and Gordon present a unique backfield duo of talent and veteran leadership that could go a long way against an A&M team that doesn’t possess many returning snaps.

    Oklahoma State Players Expected To Miss the Texas Bowl:

    • Gunnar Gundy, QB (transfer portal)
    • Jaden Nixon, RB (transfer portal)
    • Jaden Bray, WR (transfer portal)
    • Blaine Green, WR (transfer portal)
    • Tyrone Webber, OT (transfer portal)
    • Ricky Lolohea, DL (transfer portal)
    • Lardarius Webb Jr., DB (transfer portal)

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