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Toreros to play at No. Arizona on Saturday in 1st Round of FCS Playoffs
Nov. 19, 2017

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SAN DIEGO -- The USD football team gathered on campus to watch the NCAA Division I FCS Playoff Selection Show this morning inside the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Toreros, who are making their third playoff appearance in four years, found out they will travel to Flagstaff, Arizona to take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. Game time is 5:00 p.m. (PST) at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome (10,000 capacity) and the contest will air on ESPN3.

"Well, the good news is we don't have to go too far which is a nice thing for a change," said head coach Dale Lindsey. "We have to get ourselves ready. We can't worry about Northern Arizona or the game. We have to be prepared to play. We didn't play as well yesterday as we have in the previous ten games and we need to get back to that level. This will be a Friday trip most likely so we'll get a little more down time and allow our players to get rested. So it's a good thing."

The Toreros gathered early Sunday morning to watch the FCS Playoffs Selection Show.

This is the fourth meeting between San Diego and Northern Arizona with the Jacks leading the all-time series 2-0-1. Previous match-ups include 1956 (NAU 20, USD 7), 1957 (NAU 40, USD 6) and 1960 (14-14 Tie).

The Jacks are currently ranked No. 25 in today's STATS FCS Top-25 poll. They own an overall record of 7-4 and finished 6-2 in the Big Sky, falling to No. 8 seed Southern Utah yesterday by the score of 48-20. This is NAU's sixth trip to the playoffs (1-5 career record) and first appearance since 2013.

Head coach Dale Lindsey, Jonathan Petersen and Colton Giorgi shared their thoughts on heading back to the postseason.

With yesterday's home victory over Marist, the Toreros closed out their second straight undefeated Pioneer Football League with an 8-0 record. USD heads to the playoffs with a 9-2 overall mark.

The winner of this first round contest will play at No. 2 seed North Dakota State on Saturday, December 2nd. North Dakota State is currently 10-1 on the season.

Ticket Information for game at NAU: Tickets in the visitors section (208) are priced at $25 per ticket. Premium Seating (Section 212, 214, 216) are available for $30 per ticket, and General Admission available for $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors, and $10 for Youth. To purchase tickets Click here for tickets or call 928-523-5661.

More information to come.



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