Illinois State football will play at the DakotaDome against South Dakota for just the sixth time in its series.
The South Dakota Coyotes (3-3, 2-1 MVFC) and Redbirds (3-4, 1-3 MVFC) will be playing for the chance to stay in the competition for FCS playoffs and to stay alive in the conference.
The past five face-offs have resulted in victories each time for the Redbirds. Though the Redbirds may not completely dominate this game like they did last year with a final score of 46-0, they are still picked for this weekend's win.
The Redbirds ended a three-game conference losing streak last weekend against Southern Illinois at home. The home win was a moral boost for the team and fans, with a lead of 31-28 over the Salukis.