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SDSU to face Duquesne Saturday in second round of FCS playoffs

BROOKINGS--The South Dakota State University football team now knows its opponent for the second round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

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BROOKINGS-The South Dakota State University football team now knows its opponent for the second round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Jackrabbits are slated to host Duquesne (9-3) at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

The Dukes scored 31 unanswered points to beat Towson Saturday on the road, 31-10. SDSU (8-2) is seeded fifth and earned a first-round bye to make its seventh consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs, and is a top-eight seed for third straight year.

The two teams met in the 2017 season opener, with the Jackrabbits scoring a 51-13 home victory. Saturday's game marks the third all-time meeting between the programs, with the first coming in 1932.

SDSU and Duquesne are set to kickoff at 2 p.m., with the game available to be streamed on ESPN3.

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