KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dickinson State will once again open the NAIA playoffs on the road against the Frontier Conference champion.
The 9-1 Blue Hawks, who lost in the first round at Montana Tech the last two seasons, will travel to Southern Oregon to take on the 10-0 Raiders next Saturday.
The pairings for the 2017 NAIA Football Championship Series were announced this afternoon.
Southern Oregon, which completed its perfect regular season with a 24-10 win over Montana Tech Saturday in Butte, is the only Frontier Conference team in the 16-team playoff field.
2017 NAIA Football Championship Series
Saturday, Nov. 18
Benedictine (Kan.) (9-2) at Saint Francis (Ind.) (10-0)
Concordia (Mich.) (9-1) at Reinhardt (Ga.) (9-0)
Sterling (Kan.) (9-2) at Morningside (Iowa) (11-0)
Southeastern (Fla.) (8-1) at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (10-0)
Dickinson State (N.D.) (9-1) at Southern Oregon (10-0)
Georgetown (Ky.) (8-1) at Baker (Kan.) (10-1)
Northwestern (Iowa) (9-1) at Langston (Okla.) (10-0)
Grand View (Iowa) (9-2) at Saint Xavier (Ill.) (9-1)