FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Five-time defending Football Championship Subdivision champion North Dakota State will host the third annual ESPN FCS Kickoff game in the fall.

NDSU will host Charleston Southern in the Fargodome on Saturday, Aug. 27, with ESPN airing the game live as the kickoff to the FCS season. Charleston Southern reached the FCS quarterfinals last season.

The Bison also played in the FCS Kickoff last year, losing on the road against Montana.

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