State looks to get over the semifinal hump this Saturday against Delaware

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Brent Nathaniel

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — South Dakota State will make its third appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in the last four seasons this Saturday against Delaware.  SDSU Coach John Stiegelmeier:

State is looking to get over the semifinal hump after dropping a 51-16 decision at James Madison in 2017, followed by a 44-21 setback at North Dakota State in 2018.

Delaware, which received the Colonial Athletic Association’s automatic bid into the 16-team playoff field, holds a 7-0 record this season, including playoff victories over Sacred Heart and fourth-seeded Jacksonville State.  Coach Stiegelmeier previews the matchup:

Kickoff at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium is set for 11 a.m. this Saturday.  You can listen to the game in the Watertown area on our sister station, 910 AM The Ranch or the Tune In Radio app.