What?: Corsicana Bowl Game.
When?: Noon Sat., Dec. 2.
Where?: Tiger Stadium at Corsicana High School.
Prices?: $10 – General Admission
$15 – Reserved Chair Back Seating
The much sought-after Corsicana Bowl is two weeks away, and the two teams to play at Tiger Stadium have received their invitations.
The two Division II college football teams to play at noon on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Inaugural Corsicana Bowl are: Tarleton State and University of Central Oklahoma. The two teams have received their tickets for the game, leaving 3,600 left for citizens of Corsicana.
Tickets are available online by going to www.corsicanabowl.com and going to “Get Tickets.” General admission costs $10 and currently has 2,300 seats remaining. Reserved Chair Back Seating for home side costs $15 and currently has 700 seats remaining. Reserve your seat today before they sell out soon. Remember that all proceeds from the game benefit the Special Olympics in Corsicana.
This is the fifth bowl invitation that Tarleton has received in school history and the first since 2013 when the Texans were invited to play in the Heart of Texas Bowl in Copperas Cove against Ouachita Baptist. Tarleton has won six games and are averaging 29.8 points per game while allowing 26.82.
"I'd like to thank everyone involved with the Corsciana Bowl," said head coach Todd Whitten of Tarleton State. "We are very thankful and extremely honored as a football program to have this great opportunity. I'm very proud of our football team. These young men have worked hard all year to have the opportunity to play in a bowl game."
Tarleton has local ties with Navarro, as former Blooming Grove kicker Tyler Ellis is listed on Tarleton State’s roster, though he doesn’t have any attempts this year. We may see him on the field to play for his home county.
UCO finished the 2017 regular season Saturday with a 62-21 win over Northeastern State. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Bronchos, who ended the season with a 7-4 record. UCO's four losses were by a combined 21 points this season, with none by more than seven. This will be their third bowl game in four years.
"Anytime you can extend your season, that's a good thing," said Nick Bobeck, UCO head coach. "We get basically the equivalent of spring ball now, and that means more time on the practice field for our guys. That's a good thing. I'm also happy about the chance our seniors have to play in one more game – that group went to a bowl game as freshmen, and again as sophomores, and now will get to one more time. That's awesome for them. I'm really happy they get that chance."
Bobeck is a former coach for Navarro College Bulldogs, having led them to the 2010 NJCAA national championship game at Citizen's Bank Bowl in Pittsburg, Kansas. He will be returning to his former field with the Bronchos to play against the Texans.
Tarleton State and University of Central Oklahoma are known rivals in the Lone Star Conference. Everyone can't wait to rendezvous at Tiger Stadium for an exciting night in Corsicana.