CFB: Jacks earn top seed in the FCS playoffs

Photo: Brent Nathaniel

INDIANAPOLIS ( — The South Dakota State University football team has earned the top seed in the 16-team Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and will host Holy Cross in the opening round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Jackrabbits, 5-1 overall, received the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s automatic bid after defeating North Dakota State, 27-17, on April 17 to earn a share of the league title. SDSU will be making its ninth consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs and 10th overall.

Holy Cross, 3-0, earned the automatic bid out of the Patriot League.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday (April 24) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Current Jackrabbit season ticket holders can begin purchasing tickets for Saturday’s game at noon Monday (April 19). Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 8 a.m. Tuesday (April 20).

Tickets can be purchased online at and through the Jackrabbit Ticket Office by calling (605) 688-5422 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. All ticket orders will be e-mailed to purchasers as fans are encouraged to use electronic delivery and print their tickets in advance of gameday.