PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland State Vikings football team earned a first-round bye and a home game in round two of the NCAA Playoffs.
PSU is the sixth seed in the NCAA playoffs following a 9-2 regular season - the best mark in the school's Division I history.
The Vikings' 34-31 win over Eastern Washington shot the team into the playoff picture.
Now the Vikings will play the winner of a Nov. 28 game between Northern Iowa (7-4, Missouri Valley) and Eastern Illinois (7-4, Ohio Valley) on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Providence Park. Kickoff will be 7 p.m.
PSU is one of 24 teams named by the NCAA Playoff Selection Committee to the post-season. It marks the second time in Portland State history it has reached the Division I playoffs (also in 2000), and the 10th time overall (eight times at the Division II level).
The Vikings were ranked fifth in the nation when the STATS FCS poll was released on Sunday morning. That is the highest ranking by a PSU team since Oct. 16, 2000 (2nd) - the last time a Viking team reached the playoffs.
Southern Utah and Montana of the Big Sky Conference also got into the post-season. The Griz play a first-round game against South Dakota State. The Thunderbirds will play Sam Houston State.
Tickets will be on sale at noon today on the PSU fans website. They will be available at the PSU box office on Monday morning at 8 a.m. either in person or by calling 1-888-VIK-TIKS. Prices are $30 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission.
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