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FCS Playoffs – Montana State vs South Dakota State (Semifinal) Live: How to watch Online, Preview, Start Time & TV Channel

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Top-seeded South Dakota State will meet Montana State in FCS Playoffs Semifinals on Saturday at 3:00 pm CT. This game will be between the nation’s top offense (MSU) and South Dakota State’s top-ranked defense. Montana State knocked off South Dakota State by 31-17 last December and booked their ticket to the national championship.

Viewing Information

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022

Start Time: 4 p.m ET

Venue: Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, South Dakota

TV Channel: ESPN2

Live Streams: Watch Here

Montana State vs South Dakota State Championship Subdivision Semifinal Preview & Analysis

South Dakota qualified for the semi-final after beating Holy Cross by 42-21, while their opponent Montana State humiliated William & Mary 55-7 to advance to the semi-finals.


Both teams have great players leading their sides to the semi-final. Let’s take a look at the top performers of both sides :

Montana State

Montana State is going to the game with averaging 331.8 yards per game. They received a boost when All-America running back Isaiah Ifanse returned to the playoffs, as he missed the regular season with recovering from an injury. In his first game after returning, she gained 91 yards against Weber State in the play-offs second round and then gashed 162 yards against William & Mary quarterfinals last week.

South Dakota State

On the other hand, their opponent, Jackrabbits, has only allowed 85.4 yards per game on the ground. Quarterback Mark Gronowski is averaging 196.5 yards per game, completing 64.6 percent of his passes, and is rushing for 23.0 yards per game. Another top performer for them is Isaiah Davis, who is sensational at ball carrying and is averaging 99.2 yards a game. Jaxon Janke (54 catches), Jadon Janke (45 catches), and (21 catches in seven games) are some other top performers.

Date, Start Time, and Venue

The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Semifinal games between Montana State and South Dakota State are scheduled for today (Saturday, December 17) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, Brookings, South Dakota. And the kick-off time is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.

Where to Watch Montana State vs South Dakota State

Following are the channels and links to watch the semi-final between two top teams :

Live Television Channels

  • ESPN2

Live Radio

  • Jackrabbits All Access | Jackrabbits Sports Network

Where to watch FCS Playoffs: Montana State vs South Dakota State Live Streaming Online?

Since the game is on ESPN2, Fans in the United States can watch the Championship Subdivision Semifinal between Montana State and South Dakota State live stream online on the WatchESPN app and ESPN+. Both options mentioned here require a cable or provider account to authenticate. If you have cable and want to watch it online, ESPN+ will be the best option.

For fans without cable will have trouble finding a perfect option to watch Montana State vs South Dakota State Live online. But there are some other options available. The OTTs in the United States offer ESPN2 live streaming. There are many OTTS available in the united states, but fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, and YouTube TV are the most popular and recommended.

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