By Montana Sports Information.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA has announced the Football First Round Pairings for the 2023 NAIA Football Playoffs and the Orediggers of Montana Tech will host the Blue Hawks of Dickinson State.
Montana Tech (7-3, 6-2 conference) who finished second in the Frontier Conference, received an at-large bid and will be one of four teams to host a first-round matchup.
The four games this weekend will be:
Reinhardt (Ga.) at St. Thomas (Fla.)
Dickinson State (N.D.) at Montana Tech
Ottawa (Kan.) at Dordt (Iowa)
Louisiana Christian at Baker (Kan.)
Kickoff in Butte is scheduled for 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 18th.
The winners of those four games will be added to the 12 teams that received first-round byes, making it a 16-team bracket after this weekend.
Dickinson State University finished the 2023 regular season, with an 8-0 record in the North Star Conference, and a 9-1 overall record. (Their only loss coming to Rocky Mountain College on August 26th, 20-19.
The teams have met four times since 2012, with two of those coming in the 2015, and 2016 NAIA Playoffs.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, November 14th at 2pm, on the Civic Center website.
Reserved seating- $35
Bench seating- $25
General Admission- $20
There will be no passes accepted for this game.
Current season ticket holders will be contacted Monday and/or Tuesday with first rights to their seats.