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Colonels to host South Dakota in opening round of FCS playoffs

Colonels to host South Dakota in opening round of FCS playoffs


THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University football team received an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs and will host South Dakota in the opening round, Saturday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium.

The Colonels, who finished 8-3 overall and 7-2 in the Southland Conference, will be making their fourth appearance in playoffs and are hosting a game for the first time.

South Dakota (7-4, 4-4), a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, is making their first-ever playoff appearance.

Nicholls is one of three Southland programs to make the 24-team field, joined by league champion Central Arkansas (10-1) and runner-up Sam Houston State (10-1). Both teams will host a bye and the Bearkats await the winner of Nicholls-South Dakota.

It marks the sixth time that the Southland has had three teams in the postseason.