The undefeated Vikings are ranked No. 16 in the latest FCS poll and UND (3-1 overall) has an opportunity to crack into that Top 25 with a win on the road.
But this marquee matchup won’t exactly be played under the bright lights.
UND and Portland State will play at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore., a suburb west of Portland.
Hillsboro Stadium, with a capacity of 7,000, hosts PSU soccer matches, as well as high school events throughout the year. The football field is surrounded by baseball and softball fields, too.
The facility, with artificial turf, has stadium seating on one side, with mobile bleachers elsewhere.
The Vikings typically play at Providence Park, but the school shares the stadium with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. A scheduling conflict resulted in the game being moved to Hillsboro.
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