1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1991 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton Award Jamie Martin (QB, Weber State)
Playoff
DurationNovember 30–December 21
Championship date December 21, 1991
Championship site Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, Georgia
Champion Youngstown State
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The 1991 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 1991, and concluded with the 1991 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 21, 1991, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The Youngstown State Penguins won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 25−17. [1]

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Notable changes

Conference changes

School1990 Conference1991 Conference
Southeast Missouri State MIAA (D-II) Ohio Valley (I-AA)

Conference standings

1991 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Nevada $^800  1210
No. 15 Weber State ^620  840
Montana 620  740
Eastern Washington 440  560
Idaho 440  650
Boise State 440  740
Idaho State 260  370
Northern Arizona 170  380
Montana State 170  290
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Poll
1991 Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Northern Iowa $^510  1120
No. 14 Western Illinois ^420  741
Southern Illinois 420  740
Southwest Missouri State 330  641
Indiana State 240  560
Eastern Illinois 240  470
Illinois State 150  560
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1991 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dartmouth $601  721
Princeton 520  820
Harvard 421  451
Yale 430  640
Cornell 430  550
Penn 250  280
Brown 160  190
Columbia 160  190
  • $ Conference champion
1991 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Delaware State +510  920
North Carolina A&T +510  930
South Carolina State 330  740
Florida A&M 330  550
Bethune–Cookman 330  460
Howard 150  290
Morgan State 150  1100
  • + Conference co-champions
1991 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 Eastern Kentucky $^700  1220
No. 9 Middle Tennessee ^610  940
Austin Peay 340  560
Morehead State 340  470
Southeast Missouri State 340  380
Tennessee State 250  380
Tennessee Tech 250  290
Murray State 160  380
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1991 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 3 Holy Cross $500  1100
Lehigh 320  920
Lafayette 320  650
Colgate 320  470
Bucknell 140  190
Fordham 050  280
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1991 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 17 Appalachian State $^ 61    84 
No. 8 Marshall ^ 52    114 
No. T–20 The Citadel  52    74 
No. T–20 Furman  43    74 
Chattanooga  43    74 
VMI  25    47 
Western Carolina  25    29 
East Tennessee State  07    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
1991 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 12 Sam Houston State +^520  831
No. 19 McNeese State +^412  642
No. 18 NE Louisiana 421  731
SW Texas State 430  740
Northwestern State 430  650
Nicholls State 250  470
North Texas 250  371
Stephen F. Austin 151  281
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1991 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 5 Alabama State $601  1101
Alcorn State 421  721
Southern 430  470
Texas Southern 331  551
Mississippi Valley State 331  731
Jackson State 340  550
Grambling State 340  560
Prairie View A&M 070  0110
  • $ Conference champion
1991 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 6 Delaware +^710  1020
No. 7 Villanova +^710  1020
No. 11 New Hampshire +^710  930
Rhode Island 350  650
UMass 350  470
Boston University 350  470
Maine 260  380
Connecticut 260  380
Richmond 260  290
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1991 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 Samford ^ 00    122 
Hofstra  00    82 
No. 16 James Madison ^ 00    94 
No. 13 Youngstown State ^ 00    123 
Georgia Southern  00    74 
UCF  00    65 
William & Mary  00    56 
Liberty  00    47 
Northeastern  00    47 
Western Kentucky  00    38 
Arkansas State  00    110 
Towson  00    110 
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Nevada
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Dartmouth
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – North Carolina A&T
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Patriot League – Holy Cross
Southern Conference – Appalachian State
Southland Conference – McNeese State and Sam Houston State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Alabama State
Yankee Conference – Delaware, New Hampshire, and Villanova

Postseason

Only the top four teams in the field were seeded, and thus assured of home games in their first round games. [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 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
        
McNeese State 16
(1) Nevada * 22
(1) Nevada* 28
Youngstown State30
Villanova 16
Youngstown State * 17
Youngstown State* 10
Samford 0
James Madison 42**
(4) Delaware* 35
James Madison* 21
Samford24
Samford 29
New Hampshire* 13
Youngstown State25
Marshall 17
Appalachian State 3
(2) Eastern Kentucky * 14
(2) Eastern Kentucky* 23
Middle Tennessee State 13
Sam Houston State 19
Middle Tennessee * 20*
(2) Eastern Kentucky 7
Marshall* 14
Weber State 21
(3) Northern Iowa * 38
(3) Northern Iowa 13
Marshall* 41
Western Illinois 17
Marshall * 20*

*Next to team name denotes host institution
*Next to score denotes host overtime period
Source: [4] [5]

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