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Rangers going bowling

Northwest Mississippi Community College has accepted a bid to play in the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl on Dec. 1 at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Kickoff is set for noon.

“Being able to play in a bowl is such a big honor for our players and coaching staff,” NWCC AD Cameron Blount said. “What better way to get back into the bowl picture after a long layoff but to play in a bowl like this in a stadium like Kyle Field. We’re really excited for this opportunity. This is something you work for in order to get your name back out on the national scene.”

The 13th-ranked Rangers (7-2) will meet 11th-ranked Kilgore College (8-2) for a third time in the postseason, with the team’s splitting the last two meetings in 1965 and 1989 at the Shrine Bowl.

Kyle Field has been the home to the Texas A&M Aggie football team in rudimentary form since 1904, and as a complete stadium since 1927. It is known as The Home of the 12th Man and has a stated capacity of 82,589 — the13th largest stadium in the NCAA.

This will mark Northwest’s ninth appearance in a bowl game and first since a 41-3 loss to Middle Georgia at the Mineral Water Bowl in 1998. The Rangers are 3-4-1 all-time in bowls and are seeking their first win since a 34-0 victory over Northeastern Oklahoma in the 1992 NJCAA National Championship contest.

General admission tickets are $5 while 18-and-under are free and college students are free with ID. (November 14, 2012, Page 6)

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