Top-4 snub doesn’t matter to Weber State, which opens 5th-straight FCS Playoffs by hosting Southern Illinois

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OGDEN — Weber State is back in the playoffs.

Now the truncated FCS football season gets real.

The Wildcats, ranked No. 3 in the latest STATS Perform FCS top 25, will open the 2020 FCS playoffs — yes, the playoffs for the truncated 2020 season that was moved to the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic — in the first round April 24 at Stewart Stadium in Ogden against Southern Illinois (2 p.m. MDT, ESPN3).

Weber State is making its fifth-straight appearance in the first round of the reduced 16-team tournament (down from the usual 24 teams). The Wildcats earned one of 10 automatic berths to the playoffs by virtue of a conference championship, but did not earn a top-four seed by the selection committee.

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