With two months remaining before the University of South Dakota football team takes on defending FCS champion North Dakota State in Sioux Falls, ticket sales continue to improve, according to one USD official.

The Oct. 20 showdown at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls continues to draw in fans from both sides, according to Brad Simons, USD’s coordinator of Ticket Operations and Sales.

“They’ve gone very well. We’re well over halfway sold out,” Simons said Wednesday. “We’ve still some good tickets left, but it’s starting to fill in, that’s for sure.”

Simons said he was not sure how many tickets have been scooped up by NDSU fans, but that aside from the Bison team allotment, anything else in the stadium is “open for sale.”

USD also had a Coyote Special Pack promotion where $35 would include a ticket to the NDSU game in Sioux Falls and to the Sept. 8 home opener against Colgate. The promotion ended July 31.

“We sold a lot of tickets to that,” Simons said. “It really turned out to be a good promotion for us.”

(Yankton Press & Dakotan)