BROOKINGS, S.D. -

After a week off, South Dakota State's quest for an FCS National Championship begins on Saturday against the Villanova Wildcats.

The Wildcats defeated Saint Francis over the weekend 31-21 to earn a trip to Brookings and Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium where they'll face the Missouri Valley Football Conference Champion Jackrabbits at 2 PM.

Thanks in part to that title the Jacks earned a seed and bye.  Though they needed the rest, SDSU is ready to get back on the field.