Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive week, the Ferris State University football team will play a home contest against a nationally-ranked opponent as the Bulldogs host Michigan Tech at Top Taggart Field on Saturday (Oct. 20).
In recognition of the "Bulldogs" versus the "Huskies", Huntington Bank will present "Dog Day" in Big Rapids for Saturday's contest.
Kickoff for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game is scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET), which is one hour earlier than last week's homecoming contest. Both of FSU's two remaining home contests will be 1 p.m. (ET) starts this season.
Saturday will be "Dog Day" as fans can bring their dog to the game as FSU Athletics teams up to help support local animals. All funds raised during the day will directly support the new "Brutus" Dog Park in Big Rapids.
All dogs should be leashed and fans are asked to bring a folding chair or blanket. Seating for dogs and their owners will be on the grass knoll in the south end of the stadium. Fans are encouraged to dress their dogs in spirited Bulldog colors for the "dog parade" at halftime.
Michigan Tech will be the fifth ranked opponent the Bulldogs have faced this season as the Huskies are listed 22nd nationally in this week's American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II poll. It will mark the fourth-straight week in which FSU has faced a ranked team.
The Bulldogs currently own a 4-3 overall mark to date this season and are 3-3 in GLIAC North Division action. Meanwhile, Michigan Tech is currently tied for first in the division with a 5-1 overall and league record.
Additionally, the Bulldogs will try to snap a nine-game series' losing streak to the Huskies as FSU has not defeated Michigan Tech since a 21-14 overtime home win in 2002 (10/12) at Top Taggart Field.
Saturday's football game will be part of a busy weekend on the FSU campus. The Bulldog men's ice hockey team opens the home portion of its 2012-13 scheduled against Mercyhurst with games both on Friday (Oct. 19) and Saturday night starting at 7:05 p.m. (ET) inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena. Meanwhile, FSU women's soccer is also at home versus Northern Michigan on Friday at 4 p.m. (ET) and will host Michigan Tech on Sunday (Oct. 21) at 12 p.m. (ET).
Tickets for Saturday's gridirion game are currently on sale and can be obtained by contacting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888. They can also be bought online at www.startickets.com. The FSU Athletics Ticket Office will be open inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex today thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET). Fans can save $2 per ticket by purchasing in advance.
Football tickets in advance are only $7 adults or $5 students (age 3 to 12th grade), senior citizens (ages 65+) and FSU faculty/staff. Prices go up to $9 for adults and $7 for students ages 3 to 12th grade, senior citizens and faculty/staff on gameday. Ferris students with ID will be admitted free by showing their student identification cards.
Parking in lots near Top Taggart Field is $5 per available space, including Lot 2 on campus this season. As a convenience to fans, credit cards will also be accepted at the ticket window on gameday, but not at the concession stand.
Tailgating will be permitted starting on Saturday at 10 a.m. (ET). The gates to the stadium open 90 minutes prior to kickoff at 11:30 a.m. (ET). The Bulldog "Player Parade" will take place at 11:30 with The Gate sponsoring a pregame tailgate concert by the band "Stereo Deluxe" beginning at 11:45 p.m. (ET).
The FSU-Michigan Tech football game will be broadcast live locally by the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with Rob Bentley handling the play-by-play duties and Sandy Gholston offering color commentary. A live video and audio webcast complete with internet statistics will be available through FSU's all-access video portal for a charge of $7.95 on FSU's Athletics Website at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.
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