SEMO to open FCS Playoffs in Montana

SEMO won a share of the OVC football title on Saturday night.
SEMO won a share of the OVC football title on Saturday night.(KFVS)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 12:10 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2022 at 12:25 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks (#15) will travel to Montana for a first round matchup in the FCS Playoffs.

The game against the Montana Griz (#12) starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 26 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana.

The NCAA revealed this year’s 24-team bracket as part of the FCS Selection Show on Sunday morning, Nov. 20.

See the bracket for the first round of the FCS Football Championship here.

The winner of SEMO and Montana will travel to reigning FCS National Champion North Dakota State on Dec. 3.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, SEMO won a share of the OVC Football Title after beating Murray State 52-22.

They shared the OVC regular-season title with UT Martin and secured the league’s automatic berth by winning a coin flip.

According to the university athletics department, the Redhawks will make their fourth FCS Playoff appearance and third under Head Coach Tom Matukewicz. SEMO made the playoffs in 2010, 2018 and 2019 before this year.

Montana makes its 26th playoff appearance and has the most postseason appearances in the NCAA Division I Football Championship of any program.