The first football season following a Division I playoff appearance for South Dakota State, will now start August 31, as the Jackrabbits have added Butler (IN) to the 2013 schedule.

The Bulldogs are the defending Pioneer Football League champion, finishing 2012 with an 8-3 record.

With the addition, the SDSU 2013 schedule is set at 12 games - six at home and six on the road.

2013 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 31          BUTLER (Ind.)
Sept. 7           at North Dakota
Sept. 14         SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
Sept. 21         at Nebraska
Sept. 28         *NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Oct. 5            *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS [Hobo Day]
Oct. 12          *at Western Illinois
Oct. 19          *at Missouri State
Oct. 26          *NORTHERN IOWA
Nov. 2            Bye
Nov. 9            *INDIANA STATE
Nov. 16          *at South Dakota
Nov. 23          *at Youngstown State

* Missouri Valley Football Conference