1991 NCAA Division II football season

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1991 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1991
PlayoffsNovember 23 – December 14, 1991
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Pittsburg State
Harlon Hill Trophy Ronnie West, Pittsburg State

The 1991 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1991, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 14, 1991, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Pittsburg State Gorillas defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 23–6, to win their first Division II national title. [1]

Contents

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronnie West, wide receiver from Pittsburg State.

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

School1990 Conference1991 Conference
Southeast Missouri State MIAA (D-II) Ohio Valley (I-AA)
Tennessee–Martin Gulf South Independent
Troy State Gulf South Independent
West Texas State Lone Star Dropped program

Program changes

Conference standings

1991 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Eastern New Mexico $510  731
No. 19 East Texas State ^411  731
Angelo State 411  631
Texas A&I 420  730
Cameron 150  370
Central Oklahoma 150  370
Abilene Christian 150  1100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Butler $^910  920
Ashland 820  920
Grand Valley State ^820  930
Saginaw Valley State 550  650
Ferris State 550  560
Hillsdale 550  560
Wayne State (MI) 460  460
Saint Joseph's (IN) 460  460
Northern Michigan 361  361
Indianapolis 280  280
Valparaiso 181  181
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
1991 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Pittsburg State $^801  1311
Missouri Southern 720  830
Southwest Baptist 540  740
Central Missouri State 540  560
NE Missouri State 540  560
Emporia State 450  550
NW Missouri State 450  560
Missouri-Rolla 351  461
Missouri Western 270  470
Washburn 180  1100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
1991 North Central Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 7 North Dakota State $^710  730
No. 4 Northern Colorado ^620  830
No. 17 North Dakota 620  720
South Dakota State 530  730
No. 13 Mankato State ^530  840
St. Cloud State 530  630
Nebraska–Omaha 440  640
Morningside 170  280
South Dakota 170  180
Augustana (SD) 080  0100
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Sonoma State $500  920
UC Davis 320  730
Humboldt State 230  650
Chico State 230  460
San Francisco State 230  370
Cal State Hayward 140  370
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Fort Valley State +520  730
Clark Atlanta +520  631
Morehouse +520  640
Tuskegee +520  640
Alabama A&M +520  560
Savannah State 430  740
Morris Brown 250  460
Albany State 260  370
Miles 080  1100
  • + Conference co-champions
1991 Western Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 8 Portland State $^500  1130
Southern Utah 410  731
Sacramento State 320  820
Cal Poly 230  460
Cal State Northridge 140  370
Santa Clara 050  560
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
1991 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 20 Wofford ^    930
Michigan Tech     640
Tennessee–Martin     560
Troy State     560
New Haven     370
  • ^ NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Eastern New Mexico
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Butler
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – Sonoma State
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – East Stroudsburg (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M, Clark Atlanta, Fort Valley State, Morehouse, and Tuskegee
Western Football ConferencePortland State

Postseason

1991 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 1991 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 19th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, for the sixth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Pittsburg State 26
Butler 16
Pittsburg State38
East Texas State 28
East Texas State 36
Grand Valley State 15
Pittsburg State53
Portland State 21
Portland State 28
Northern Colorado 24
Portland State37
Mankato State 27
Mankato State 27
North Dakota State 7
Pittsburg State23
Jacksonville State 6
Jacksonville State 49
Winston–Salem State 24
Jacksonville State35
Mississippi College 7
Mississippi College 28
Wofford 15
Jacksonville State27
Indiana (PA) 20
Indiana (PA) 56
Virginia Union 7
Indiana (PA)52
Shippensburg 7
Shippensburg 34*
East Stroudsburg 33

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References

  1. "1991 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  2. "History". uco.edu. Retrieved March 23, 2015.