Georgia Southern found out Sunday afternoon they will travel to a familiar stadium for their first-ever bowl game in South Carolina.
The Eagles will face Ohio University at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. The game will be played in Coastal Carolina’s Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to conclude our season at the Myrtle Beach Bowl and are thankful for the invitation to play in their great bowl," said head coach Clay Helton. "Having the opportunity to represent Georgia Southern and the Sun Belt Conference as one of a record-setting 12 bowl teams is not something we take lightly. Congratulations to the Ohio football team on a great season, and we're looking forward to this matchup on December 16. I can't wait to see all of Eagle Nation in Conway!"
The Myrtle Beach Bowl will mark the first football meeting between GS and Ohio.
"We are very excited to accept a bid to our first Myrtle Beach Bowl and want to thank executive director Rachel Quigley for selecting us to represent the Sun Belt Conference in their bowl," said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Jared Benko. "We are excited to extend our season by playing Ohio in Conway and know that Eagle Nation will show up in full force one more time."
Tickets to the Myrtle Beach Bowl are on sale now, starting at $30. Click here to purchase tickets.
Georgia Southern has previous bowl victories in the GoDaddy Bowl (2015), Camellia Bowl (2018) and New Orleans Bowl (2020) and appeared in the 2019 Cure Bowl and 2022 Camellia Bowl.
The Eagles clinched a bowl berth in October after a 44-27 victory on a Thursday night in Paulson Stadium over Georgia State to move to 6-2 on the season. But Georgia Southern (6-6) will go into the bowl on a four-game losing streak, including a 55-27 loss in the final regular season game to Appalachian State.
The Ohio Bobcats come into the game on a three-game winning streak and finished second in the Mid-American Conference with a 9-3 record. Ohio University is located in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio: QB Kurtis Rourke, 2,207 yards passing, 11 touchdowns, five interceptions.
Georgia Southern: QB Brin Davis, 3,341 yards passing, 22 touchdowns, 16 interceptions.
Ohio: The Bobcats have recorded consecutive nine-win regular seasons for the first time in school history.
Georgia Southern: The Eagles were bowl eligible by the end of October, but lost their past four games.
This is the first-ever meeting between Ohio and Georgia Southern.
Ohio: First appearance in the Myrtle Beach Bowl, 15th bowl game in school history.
Georgia Southern: First appearance in Myrtle Beach Bowl, sixth bowl game in school history.