South Dakota State named #1 seed in FCS Playoffs

For the first time in school history during the fall season, the South Dakota State football team has been named the #1 overall seed in the FCS Playoffs.

The Jacks will get a first round bye before hosting the winner of Delaware and St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm in Brookings.

SDSU won the Missouri Valley Conference title outright for the first time after sharing regular season crowns in 2016 and during the 2020-21 spring season. The Jacks also had 10 regular season wins for the first time in program history

CLICK HERE to see the complete FCS Playoff Bracket.

The championship game will be at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on Sunday, January 8. It will air on ABC at 2 p.m. ET.

Below is the schedule for the 2022 FCS Football championships:

First round

  • Saturday, Nov. 26 | Multiple Sites

Second round

  • Saturday, Dec. 3| Multiple Sites


  • Friday, Dec. 9 | Multiple Sites
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 | Multiple Sites


  • Friday, Dec. 16 | Semifinal I | Location TBD
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 | Semifinal II | Location TBD

National Championship

  • Sunday, Jan. 8 | National Championship: 2 p.m. ET | Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX | ABC