NDSU, SDSU get byes in 1st round of FCS playoffs

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Defending NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title holder North Dakota State is the top seed for this year's playoffs.

The unbeaten Bison will get a bye in the first round and will host a second-round game on Dec. 1 against either Incarnate Word or Montana State.

NDSU is 28-2 overall in the FCS playoffs, with six national championships in eight previous appearances.

South Dakota State also gets a bye in the first round. The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits will host either Duquesne or Towson State on Dec. 1 in the second round.

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