FCS Playoff matchups released, SDSU and USD each play in the first round

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — SDSU and USD each learned their playoff fate on Sunday in the FCS Playoff Selection Show.

SDSU will host UC Davis on Saturday. The Aggies finished the regular season 8-3, but suffered back-to-back losses to Eastern Washington and Sacramento State to close out the season. Both of those teams however are also in the playoffs.

SDSU is fresh off a win over North Dakota which helped seal them a spot in the playoffs.

USD will host a familiar opponent on Saturday as they’ll play Missouri Valley Conference foe, Southern Illinois.

SIU started 7-1 on the season, with their lone loss to FBS opponent Kansas State. It appeared they would be headed for a first-round bye however, the Salukis dropped three of their past four contests to finish 7-4.

USD’s big win over SDSU two weeks ago is the reason that they are 7-4 and headed to the postseason.

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