Why North Dakota State At South Dakota State Is A Can’t-Miss College Football Game

North Dakota State-South Dakota State is one of the top college football games of the season

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The college football season is loaded with some of the best rivalries in all of sports. Ohio State-Michigan. Alabama-Auburn. Notre Dame-USC. While these are a few that first come to mind, one that can’t be overlooked is the annual contest between North Dakota State and South Dakota State, which pits two top FCS programs against one another this weekend in a must-see game.

Known as the Dakota Marker game, if you’re a diehard college football fan, then you need to peep these two smaller schools fight for the right to rep the best Dakota. And the only place to do so is on ESPN+, which is the home for top college football games all season long. And with the sports streaming service only $4.99/month (or $49.99/year), you’ll never miss any of the hard-hitting action this season.


Back to that whole North Dakota State-South Dakota State game for a minute, though, because it’s a contest that should absolutely capture your attention. Not only does it feature a Bisons team currently ranked No. 1 in the FCS, but their rival Jackrabbits are currently No. 3 in the polls, meaning this is like the equivalent of a College Football Playoff game in October.

Adding more drama to the already intense game is this little tidbit: That ESPN’s College Gameday will be on campus before kick-off, doing its usual coverage and analysis throughout the morning. Let’s face it, if College Gameday’s coming to town, that usually means it’s pretty important — and the Dakota Marker game definitely qualifies as that.

While College Gameday will air on its usual ESPN platform, the actual North Dakota State-South Dakota State game will only be available on ESPN+, and this is the first time ever that Gameday will be hosted at a location for a game covered on the streaming service. Guys, this is college football history we’re talking about, so who wouldn’t want to take part in that?


Remember, ESPN+ is the spot to catch college football this season, bringing more than 300 college football games over the course of the season — with an incredible 29 games this weekend, led by the North Dakota State-South Dakota State showdown.

And the fact that the sports streaming service is just $4.99/month (or $49.99/year) makes it a great addition for every diehard sports fan.


In addition to the over 300 live games from 12 different conferences that’ll be streaming on ESPN+ this college football season, subscribers to the streaming service will get loads of extras, too. Here’s some of what to expect with an ESPN subscription, which costs just $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

  • Fans can pause, rewind and replay every single live game offered, so no need to feel left out if you missed the opening kick-off
  • Get behind-the-scenes coverage with exclusive articles from ESPN’s renowned College Football insiders
  • Real-time stats and analysis is available thanks to ESPN’s PickCenter

Plus, with an ESPN+ subscription, fans will get access to loads of other sports content and live events from MLB, NHL, MLS, UFC, Top Rank Boxing, international soccer, Championship Tennis and more. With the colder weather coming this fall and winter, you may never leave your couch again.


Whether it’s college football you’re looking for, or just a ton of top-notch sports content, ESPN+ is the destination for you.

From the entire catalogue of 30 for 30 documentaries, to live events or original series’ like SneakerCenter or Peyton’s Places, among others, every single sports fan should include the streaming service into their monthly budget. Remember, a monthly plan on ESPN+ is only $4.99 — and a yearly subscription is $49.99 — so now’s the time to get yours so you never miss the most in-depth sports content available.