The Javelinas will be roadtrippin’ into Arkansas, as the Texas A&M University-Kingsville football team was selected as a participant to play in the fourth annual Live United Texarkana Bowl.
The game takes place Saturday Dec. 3 at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Arkansas.
The Hoggies will square off against the Muleriders of Southern Arkansas University (9-2) , representing the Great American Conference.
It is one of the only three Division-II bowls in the nation. With the Javelinas finishing with an 8-3 overall record, and a 6-3 Lone Star Conference record for a share of third place in the conference, it comes as almost no surprise they were in heavy consideration.
The Hoggies will go to their first bowl game since the Kanza Bowl in 2012.
“On behalf of South Texas and all the great people of Javelina Nation, we are ecstatic about being participants in this bowl [game],” said Vice president of Athletics Scott Gines, during a press conference Wednesday.
“We are pleased and proud to be a part of [the experience].”
Dr. Steven Tallant was also present.
“It means a great deal not only to the university, but for the entire region of South Texas,” he said.