Big boy football calls for big boy TV Networks.

That's what we'll get this weekend here in the Dakotas, as both SDSU and USD will have a marquee home for their FCS Playoff Quarterfinal matchups.

First, it's an 11:00 kickoff time from Brookings where top-seeded South Dakota State welcomes in the Villanova Wildcats.

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Jackrabbit fans that aren't lucky enough to attend the game in person can watch all of the action on ESPN. That's right, ESPN!

It's great coverage for one of the best teams in the country at any level, and the top-seed in the FCS postseason.

The Jackrabbits (12-0) take on (10-2) Villanova, who ousted Youngstown State 45-28 on Saturday.

As for the USD Coyotes, they took down Sacramento State on Saturday, and are rewarded with a rematch against rival North Dakota State. Kickoff from the Dakota Dome is set for 1:30 on Saturday, and will be nationally televised on ABC.

The Bison outlasted Montana State on Saturday and won the game on a blocked extra point in overtime.

USD (10-2), took down the Bison (10-3) in Fargo earlier this season 24-19 back on Saturday, September 30th.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to head up to Brookings or down to Vermillion to catch these great games in person! If you can't make it, the games won't be hard to find on the TV!

5 Words That'll Help You Sound Like a South Dakotan

Each and every state has its own way of saying certain words, and South Dakota is no different.

We South Dakotans have our own unique way of saying certain words which sometimes leaves outsiders scratching their heads.

Here's a list of five words, and how to use them, to help you blend in.

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The 10 Largest Occupations in South Dakota

Where do people in South Dakota work?

If you were a South Dakotan a hundred years ago, chances are you had a job related to farming or ranching. If you weren't doing the farming, you were selling things to the farmers, fixing things for the farmers, or buying things from the farmers.

In the 2020s, things are very different.

Most of us in the SD work in health care or the service industry in one way or another. In fact, there are more nurses in South Dakota than the entire population of the state capital, Pierre.

Today far more people work at a store or restaurant than have probably ever even been on a farm. Time passes and things change, always. Fifty years from now who knows what jobs South Dakotans will be doing

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in South Dakota (as of 2022).

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