1987 NCAA Division III football season

Last updated

The 1987 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1987, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1987 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama.

Contents

Wagner won their first Division III championship by defeating Dayton in the championship game, 19−3. Due to NCAA rule changes in 1991, both schools are now members Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA). [1]

Conference changes and new programs

School1986 Conference1987 Conference
Bishop D-III Independent Dropped program
Drake Revived programD-III Independent
St. John Fisher New programD-III Independent

Conference standings

1987 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augustana (IL) $^800  1010
Millikin 620  630
North Central (IL) 530  630
Carroll (WI) 530  540
Elmhurst 440  540
Illinois Wesleyan 440  450
Wheaton (IL) 260  360
Carthage 260  270
North Park 080  090
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1987 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Franklin & Marshall $700  911
Dickinson 520  730
Muhlenberg 520  730
Gettysburg 430  730
Johns Hopkins 340  460
Ursinus 250  360
Swarthmore 160  280
Western Maryland 160  190
  • $ Conference champion
1987 College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Rhodes $400  712
Rose–Hulman 310  910
Sewanee 130  540
Centre 130  450
Earlham 130  360
  • $ Conference champion
1987 Independent College Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Ithaca $300  730
Alfred 210  631
St. Lawrence 220  540
RPI 110  550
Hobart 040  280
  • $ Conference champion
1987 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Central (IA) $^710  1120
Luther 620  820
Buena Vista 530  550
Wartburg 440  640
Dubuque 440  650
William Penn 350  460
Loras 350  470
Simpson 350  360
Upper Iowa 170  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1987 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Fordham $500  910
Merchant Marine 320  450
Iona 230  540
St. John's 230  550
C. W. Post 230  280
Pace 140  360
  • $ Conference champion
1987 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hope $500  630
Adrian 410  720
Albion 320  540
Alma 230  540
Olivet 140  261
Kalamazoo 050  180
  • $ Conference champion
1987 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Susquehanna +720  820
Widener +720  820
Lycoming 621  621
Juniata 630  730
Moravian 630  640
Wilkes 630  730
Delaware Valley 351  361
Albright 180  280
Lebanon Valley 180  280
Upsala 180  190
  • + Conference co-champions
1987 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Gustavus Adolphus $^900  1010
Saint John's (MN) ^720  830
Concordia–Moorhead 720  730
Carleton 540  640
Hamline 540  640
St. Thomas (MN) 540  550
Macalester 360  460
St. Olaf 360  370
Augsburg 081  091
Bethel (MN) 081  091
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1987 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Division
Plymouth State xy$500  1010
Curry 310  710
Nichols 320  540
Lowell 220  440
Western New England 140  260
Maine Maritime 050  080
South Division
Worcester State xy500  720
Westfield State 320  630
Massachusetts Maritime 320  440
Bridgewater State 320  450
Framingham State 140  260
Fitchburg State 050  080
Championship: Plymouth State 40, Worcester State 0
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
1987 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Kean $510  920
Montclair State 510  820
Glassboro State 420  640
William Paterson 420  730
Trenton State 240  460
Jersey City State 150  460
Ramapo 060  190
  • $ Conference champion
1987 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington & Jefferson $^600  1010
Hiram ^510  820
Carnegie Mellon 420  721
John Carroll 330  540
Grove City 240  360
Thiel 150  260
Bethany (WV) 060  081
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1987 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Occidental +401  621
Claremont-Mudd +401  540
La Verne 221  360
Whittier 131  460
Pomona-Pitzer 131  360
Redlands 041  180
  • + Conference co-champions
  • Each team played one other conference member twice. A head-to-head sweep of the two games counted as one win for the winner and one loss for the loser in the conference standings. A split of the two games counted as a tie for each team.
1987 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wagner ^    1310
Rochester (NY) ^    920
Hofstra ^    820
UC Santa Barbara     820
Dayton ^    1130
Ferrum ^    821
Salisbury State     720
Georgetown     621
DePauw     730
Menlo ^    730
Canisius     631
San Diego     631
Mercyhurst     640
Cortland     540
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     540
Albany     550
Drake     550
Norwich     441
Union (NY)     550
Aurora     450
Brockport     360
Buffalo     370
Catholic University     370
Saint Francis (PA)     260
Colorado College     270
Duquesne     270
Frostburg State     280
Saint Peter's     280
Marist     170
Quincy     170
Buffalo State     190
Wesley     090
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1987 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 15th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the 13th time and for the third consecutive year. Like the previous two tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams. [2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
            
Wagner 38
Rochester (NY) 14
Wagner21
Fordham 0
Fordham 41
Hofstra 6
Wagner20
Emory & Henry 13
Washington & Jefferson 23*
Allegheny 17
Washington & Jefferson 16
Emory & Henry23
Emory & Henry 49
Ferrum 7
Wagner19
Dayton 3
Dayton 52
Capital (OH) 28
Dayton38
Augustana (IL) 36
Augustana (IL) 53
Hiram 0
Dayton34
Central (IA) 0
Saint John's (MN) 7
Gustavus Adolphus 3
Saint John's (MN) 3
Central (IA)13
Central (IA) 17
Menlo 0

See also

Related Research Articles

NCAA Division III Football Championship

The NCAA Division III Football Championship began in 1973.

The 1973 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1973, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1973 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. This was the first season for Division III football, which were formerly in the College Division in 1972 and prior.

The 1974 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1974, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1974 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Central Dutch won their first Division III championship, defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 10−8.

The 1975 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1975, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1975 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Wittenberg Tigers won their second Division III championship, defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 28−0.

The 1976 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1976, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1976 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Saint John's Johnnies won their first Division III championship, defeating the Towson State Tigers by a final score of 31−28.

The 1977 NCAA Division III football season -- part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level—began in August 1977, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1977 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Widener Pioneers won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wabash Little Giants by a final score of 39−36.

The 1978 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1978, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1978 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers by a final score of 24−10.

The 1979 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1979, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1979 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers by a final score of 14−10 in a re-match of the 1975 championship.

The 1980 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1980, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1980 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Dayton Flyers won their first Division III championship, defeating the defending national champion Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 63−0.

The 1981 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1981, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1981 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Widener Pioneers won their second Division III championship, defeating the defending national champion Dayton Flyers by a final score of 17−10.

The 1982 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1982, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1982 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama.

The 1985 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1985, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1985 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the third of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 20−7.

The 1986 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1986, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1986 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the fourth of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Salisbury State Sea Gulls by a final score of 31−3.

The 1988 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1988, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1988 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Central (IA) Dutch, 39−24.

The 1989 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1989, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1989 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Dayton Flyers won their second Division III championship by defeating the Union (NY) Dutchmen, 17−7.

The 1990 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1990, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1990 at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida. The Allegheny Gators won their first Division III championship by defeating the Lycoming Warriors, 21−14, in overtime.

The 1991 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1991, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1991 at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Dayton Flyers, 34−20.

The 1994 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1994, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1994 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Albion Britons won their first Division III championship by defeating the Washington & Jefferson Presidents, 38−15. The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Carey Bender, running back from Coe.

The 1995 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1995, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1995 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles won their second Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 36−7. The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chris Palmer, wide receiver from St. John's (MN).

Garrett–Harrison Stadium is a high school football stadium in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, United States, and it has been used for college and high school football games. It is owned by the City of Phenix City and is the home stadium for the football team from Central High School. Most famously, the stadium played host to the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, from 1973 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1989. In 2014, Tuskegee and Albany State played a neutral-site game at the stadium called the White Water Classic. It was the first college football game at the stadium since the last Division III championship held at Garrett-Harrison in 1989.

References

  1. "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  2. "1987 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 13, 2014.