2024 NCAA Division I Championship Game

2024 NCAA Division I Championship Game

In a monumental showdown set against the backdrop of the 2024 NCAA Division I Football Championship, the Montana Grizzlies and South Dakota State Jackrabbits are gearing up for a clash that promises to be the highlight of the NCAA Division I FCS season. With both teams boasting impressive records and overcoming formidable opponents in the playoff journey, the stage is set for a battle of epic proportions.

Game Details:


  • Montana Grizzlies (13–1) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (14–0)
  • Head Coaches: Bobby Hauck (Montana) and Jimmy Rogers (South Dakota State)


  • Montana: No. 2
  • South Dakota State: No. 1

Date and Time:

  • January 7, 2024
  • Kickoff at 1:00 p.m. CST


  • Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

TV Coverage:

  • United States: ABC, ESPN+
  • International: Canada - TSN+

The Road to the Championship:

The journey for both teams began on November 25, 2023, in the 24-team playoff bracket. South Dakota State, the top-seeded team, displayed dominance throughout the season with a perfect 14–0 record. Their path to the championship included a first-round bye and victories over Mercer, Villanova, and UAlbany, amassing an impressive combined score of 123–12.

Montana, seeded second, faced stiff competition on their way to the championship game. After a first-round bye, they secured victories over Delaware, Furman, and North Dakota State, with the latter two wins requiring overtime. The Grizzlies' resilience and determination have earned them a well-deserved spot in the title clash.

Past Glories and Quest for Redemption:

South Dakota State, having tasted victory in the 2022 season, is aiming for a repeat performance after finishing as runners-up in the 2020 season. Montana, a seasoned contender with seven FCS championship game appearances, seeks redemption after their last appearance ended in defeat in the 2009 game.

The Countdown Begins:

As the clock ticks down to the kickoff at Toyota Stadium, football enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly anticipating this battle between two powerhouse teams. The 2024 FCS National Championship promises to be a spectacle, with ABC and ESPN+ ensuring fans don't miss a moment of the action.

For live updates and additional coverage, tune in to ABC or stream the game on ESPN+.