1989 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1989 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton Award John Friesz (QB, Idaho)
Playoff
DurationNovember 25–December 16
Championship date December 16, 1989
Championship site Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, Georgia
Champion Georgia Southern
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The 1989 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I-AA level, began in August 1989, and concluded with the 1989 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 16, 1989, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their third I-AA championship, defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks by a final score of 37−34. [1]

Contents

Conference changes and new programs

School1988 Conference1989 Conference
Davidson Colonial I-AA Independent
Fordham Liberty (D-III) I-AA Independent
Louisiana Tech I-AA Independent I-A Independent
Liberty D-II Independent I-AA Independent
Samford D-III Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

1989 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. T–4 Idaho $^800  930
No. 6 Montana ^710  1130
No. 19 Nevada 530  740
Boise State 530  650
Eastern Washington 440  460
Northern Arizona 260  380
Montana State 260  470
Idaho State 260  370
Weber State 170  380
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Poll
1989 Colonial League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. T–4 Holy Cross $400  1010
Bucknell 220  550
Lafayette 220  550
Lehigh 130  560
Colgate 130  470
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1989 Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 9 Southwest Missouri State $^510  1030
No. 15 Eastern Illinois ^420  940
No. 20 Northern Iowa 420  830
Illinois State 420  560
Indiana State 240  470
Western Illinois 150  470
Southern Illinois 150  290
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1989 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Yale +610  820
Princeton +610  721
Harvard 520  550
Dartmouth 430  550
Cornell 250  460
Penn 250  460
Brown 250  280
Columbia 160  190
  • + Conference co-champions
1989 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Delaware State $510  740
Howard 420  830
Florida A&M 330  650
Bethune–Cookman 330  550
South Carolina State 330  560
North Carolina A&T 240  560
Morgan State 240  461
  • $ Conference champion
1989 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 10 Middle Tennessee State $^600  940
No. 12 Eastern Kentucky ^510  930
Murray State 330  641
Tennessee State 330  551
Tennessee Tech 330  550
Austin Peay 150  1100
Morehead State 060  1100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Records adjusted for Morehead State forfeit of conference victories over Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech, and non-conference victories over Kentucky State and Samford
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1989 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 Furman $^700  1220
No. 7 Appalachian State ^520  930
Marshall 430  650
East Tennessee State 430  470
Chattanooga 241  371
Western Carolina 141  371
VMI 141  281
The Citadel 151  551
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
1989 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 3 Stephen F. Austin $^501  1221
Northwestern State 312  452
SW Texas State 330  560
Northeast Louisiana 231  461
McNeese State Cowboys 240  560
North Texas 240  560
Sam Houston State 240  380
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1989 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 13 Grambling State $^700  930
No. 17 Jackson State ^520  840
Alcorn State 520  730
Southern 430  641
Texas Southern 331  371
Alabama State 241  551
Prairie View A&M 160  190
Mississippi Valley State 070  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from Div I-AA Football Committee poll
1989 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 8 Maine +^620  930
No. 18 Connecticut +620  830
No. 16 Villanova +^620  840
New Hampshire 530  730
Delaware 530  740
Boston University 440  470
UMass 350  551
Rhode Island 170  380
Richmond 080  1100
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1989 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Georgia Southern ^000  1200
No. 14 Youngstown State ^000  930
No. 11 William & Mary ^000  831
Liberty 000  730
Western Kentucky 000  650
James Madison 000  541
Davidson 000  550
Lamar 000  550
Arkansas State 000  560
Nicholls State 000  560
Samford 000  470
Northeastern 000  370
Fordham 000  260
Towson 000  280
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from Div I-AA Football Committee poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Colonial League – Holy Cross
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Southwest Missouri State
Ivy League – Princeton and Yale
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Delaware State
Ohio Valley Conference – Middle Tennessee State
Southern Conference – Furman
Southland Conference – Stephen F. Austin
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Connecticut, Maine, and Villanova

Postseason

The top four teams were seeded, and thus assured of home games in the opening round. [2] The location of the final, the Georgia Southern Eagles' Paulson Stadium, had been predetermined via a three-year agreement the university reached with the NCAA in February 1989. [3]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

First Round
November 25
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 2
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 9
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 16
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
        
Villanova 36
(1) Georgia Southern * 52
(1) Georgia Southern* 45
Middle Tennessee State 3
Appalachian State 21
Middle Tennessee State* 24
(1) Georgia Southern* 45
Montana 15
Eastern Illinois38
(4) Idaho* 21
Eastern Illinois 19
Montana* 25
Jackson State 7
Montana * 48
(1) Georgia Southern37
(3) Stephen F. Austin 34
William & Mary 10
(2) Furman * 24
(2) Furman* 42
Youngstown State 23
Youngstown State28
Eastern Kentucky* 24
(2) Furman* 19
(3) Stephen F. Austin21
Grambling State 56
(3) Stephen F. Austin* 59
(3) Stephen F. Austin* 55
Southwest Missouri State 25
Maine 35
Southwest Missouri State* 38

*Denotes host institution
Source: [1]

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