Weber State receives No. 2 seed in FCS Playoffs

Weber State Football

Weber State football received a bye and was awarded the number two seed in the 2018 FCS Playoffs. It’s the first time in school history Weber State has received a bye and is the highest seed ever.

The Wildcats will have a home game on Saturday, Dec. 1, against the winner of Stony Brook and Southeast Missouri State. Game time will be announced soon.

WSU earned the automatic berth into the FCS Playoffs and will compete in the Playoffs for the third-straight year for the first time in school history. This will be WSU’s seventh year competing in the playoffs.

The playoff field was announced Sunday and includes 24 teams. Defending champion North Dakota State was given the number one seed. The Wildcats received the number two seed and would have home-field advantage until the FCS Championship game.

Eastern Washington is the number three seed in the playoffs with UC Davis the number six seed.

Eight first-round games will be played on Saturday, Nov. 24. The Wildcats will take on the winner of the Stony Brook and Southeast Missouri State, which will be played Saturday in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Stony Brook finished third in the CAA and Southeast Missouri State was second in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The winner of that game would be paired against seven seed Maine and the winner of Jacksonville State and East Tennessee State in the quarterfinals on Dec. 7 or 8.

“We are super excited to get back to the playoffs for the third-straight year and we hope we get better and better each time we go,” said WSU head coach Jay Hill. “It’s a huge deal to get the two seed and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs, now we just have to take care of business.”

Weber State won its second-straight Big Sky Conference title and closed out the regular season with a 9-2 record and finished 7-1 in Big Sky play. WSU closed out the season winning six-straight games, including a 26-13 win at Idaho State on Saturday to clinch the conference title.

This is the sixth conference title in school history and the first time Weber State has won conference titles in back-to-back years.

Tickets for the FCS Playoff game on Dec. 1 are on sale now at WeberStateTickets.com or by calling the Weber State Ticket Office at 801-626-8500.

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