Navarro College has accepted a bid to play Hinds, Miss. in the second annual Brazos Valley Bowl in Bryan on Dec. 7.
No. 16-ranked Navarro (8-3), the runner-up in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference this season, will face No. 14 Hinds (7-2), which failed to make the Mississippi playoffs this season.
Hinds’ two losses this season were to teams ranked higher than the Eagles in the final NJCAA regular season rankings.
Hinds fell 41-34 to No. 9 Mississippi Gulf Coast and 19-10 to No. 11 Copiah-Lincoln. Hinds closed the season with five straight wins. The Eagles averaged 36.1 points and 434.6 yards per game this season.
Quarterback James Summers is a dual threat at quarterback for Hinds, passing for 1,401 yards and 12 TDs (with 11 interceptions) and rushing for a team-high 572 yards and 12 scores.
No. 13 Tyler (8-2), which lost to Navarro in the SWJCFC semifinals, has accepted a bid to the Football Capital of Kansas Bowl on Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh, Kan. against a team to be determined.
SWJCFC champion Trinity Valley is expected to play in the Heart of Texas Bowl on Dec. 7 vs. Mesa, Ariz.