The game is scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (Mountain) at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium.
Southern Utah finished 5-3 and tied for fourth place in the Big Sky Conference but got the league’s fourth bid into the tournament after winning three of its last four games, including a road win at then-No. 8 Montana State on Nov. 16.
The only hiccup for the Thunderbirds in the final weeks of the season was a 20-10 setback against No. 8 Northern Arizona on Saturday.
Sam Houston State – which has been the national runner-up the past two seasons – also finished the season with an 84 record. The Bearkats were 4-3 in the Southland Conference and tied for third place.
Both teams will be looking to bounce back after disappointing wins on Saturday as SHSU lost a 49-31 decision at Central Arkansas in its season finale’.