The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have a pretty tough entity to deal with in football. Not only do they share a region with four-time defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State, they also share a conference with them.
It’s not very often that the Jackrabbits get any kind of national television exposure, but one fan is hoping to get his team some in the near future.
South Dakota State fan Sam Lindgren sent a letter to ESPN’s College Gameday earlier this week.
That letter stated everything that was awesome about Brookings and inviting them to possibly come give his team a bit of the national spotlight.
On Thursday morning, host of the show Rece Davis responded to the fan with a pretty great video.
College Gameday usually takes the opportunity to head up to Fargo, North Dakota to visit the Bison early in the season when they aren’t games with much on the line taking place. The Jackrabbits have stated their case over the last few seasons as to why they should get the opportunity to host the show this season.
The team has made the FCS playoffs the last three seasons, falling in the second round all three years and twice to the Bison. While it may take a couple of national championships to bring the ESPN show to town, the Jackrabbits have certainly made things interesting in the Great Plains.
The Jackrabbits open the season on September 5 when they play on the road against the Kansas Jayhawks.
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