Bison earn No. 2 seed in FCS Playoffs

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- North Dakota State received the No. 2 seed in the FCS Playoff Bracket released Sunday.

The Bison (10-1) will play the winner of Northern Arizona (7-4) and San Diego (9-2) on Saturday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. CT.

NAU and San Diego will play Saturday, November 25, at 7 p.m. CT.

Defending National Champion James Madison (11-0) earned the No. 1 overall seed.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference earned five bids in the 24-team playoff field.

South Dakota State received the No. 5 seed. Northern Iowa, Western Illinois, and South Dakota all received at-large bids.

Ticket Information for the Bison game against NAU/San Diego listed below:

Playoff tickets go on sale Sunday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. on Season ticket holders have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24th to purchase their same seats for the game. Any season tickets not purchased by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24th will go on sale to the general public beginning at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25th.

Reserved Sideline $40
Reserved End Zone $30
Standing Room Only $20
NDSU Students with valid NDSU ID $ 5

Office Hours:
Sunday, Nov 19 CLOSED – tickets available online starting at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov 20 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 21 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 22 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 23 CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
Friday, Nov 24 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SEASON TICKET HOLDER DEADLINE 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 25 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. UNCLAIMED SEASON TICKETS ON SALE TO PUBLIC 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, Nov 26 CLOSED
Monday, Nov 27 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 28 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 29 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 30 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec 1 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 2 open @ Fargodome 5 hours prior to kickoff

2017 Season Ticket Holders
To guarantee your same seat location for the playoff game, you must purchase your playoff tickets by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24th. Any tickets not purchased by this time will be deleted from your account and made available for the general public to purchase.
Purchase your playoff tickets using 1 of the following methods:
1.ONLINE: Login to your account at
2.PHONE: Call the Bison Ticket Office during office hours 701-231-6378 or toll free 888-231-6378.
3.BOX OFFICE: Stop by the Bison Ticket Office located in the south lobby of the Sanford Health Athletic Complex to purchase your tickets in person.

NDSU Student Tickets
Student tickets can be purchased at the Bison Ticket Office during regular office hours or at the Memorial Union during the following designated hours:
Monday, Nov 20 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 21 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NDSU Student tickets will be $5 with a valid NDSU student ID. Limit of 1 student ticket per ID.

Reserved Tailgating
Reserved tailgate spots will go on-sale at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20 to current tailgate pass holders for $20 per spot. Purchases can be made in person at the NDSU Athletics ticket office or by calling 701-231-6172 or 701-231-5990. No on-line sales will be available. All purchases must be made by credit card. Any passes not purchased will be open to the public at 8:00 am Monday November 27th. Once reserved tailgate spots are released to the public whomever purchases the spots has priority to reserve them for the rest of the playoffs. If you choose not to tailgate after the first game passes must be turned back in by Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. or your credit card will be run again for the next game.

Lot D and Lot R VIP Passes
Lot D and Lot R passes purchased for regular season games will be honored for all home playoff games.