1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1995 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton Award Dave Dickenson (QB, Montana)
Buchanan Award Dexter Coakley (LB, Appalachian State)
Playoff
DurationNovember 25–December 16
Championship date December 16, 1995
Championship site Marshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
Champion Montana
NCAA Division I-AA football seasons
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The 1995 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 1995, and concluded with the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 16, 1995, at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The Montana Grizzlies won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 22−20. [1]

Contents

Conference changes and new programs

One team upgraded to Division I-A and two new programs upgraded from Division II.

School1994 Conference1995 Conference
Hampton CIAA (II) MEAC (I-AA) [2]
North Texas Southland (I-AA) I-A Independent
Wofford D-II Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

1995 American West Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Sacramento State $300  461
Cal Poly 210  560
Cal State Northridge 120  280
Southern Utah 030  290
  • $ Conference champion
1995 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 8 Montana $^610  1320
No. 7 Idaho ^430  650
No. 21 Boise State 430  740
No. 22 Northern Arizona 430  740
Weber State 430  650
Idaho State 340  650
Montana State 250  560
Eastern Washington 160  380
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1995 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 12 Eastern Illinois +^510  1020
No. 18 Northern Iowa +^510  850
No. 24 Indiana State 330  740
Illinois State 330  560
Southern Illinois 240  560
Western Illinois 240  470
Southwest Missouri State 150  470
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1995 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Princeton $511  811
Penn 520  730
Cornell 520  640
Dartmouth 421  721
Columbia 340  361
Brown 250  550
Yale 250  370
Harvard 160  280
  • $ Conference champion
1995 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Duquesne $700  1010
Georgetown 520  630
Marist 430  640
Canisius 430  460
St. John's 340  460
Iona 340  360
Saint Peter's 250  270
Siena 070  090
  • $ Conference champion
1995 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 16 Florida A&M $600  920
Delaware State 510  650
South Carolina State 420  640
Howard 240  650
North Carolina A&T 240  470
Bethune–Cookman 240  380
Morgan State 060  1100
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1995 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Murray State $^800  1110
No. 10 Eastern Kentucky ^710  930
No. 25 Middle Tennessee 620  740
Southeast Missouri State 530  560
Tennessee–Martin 440  560
Austin Peay 260  380
Tennessee Tech 260  380
Morehead State 170  280
Tennessee State 170  290
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1995 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Lehigh $500  830
Bucknell 410  740
Lafayette 320  461
Fordham 230  461
Holy Cross 140  290
Colgate 050  0110
  • $ Conference champion
1995 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Drake $500  811
Dayton 410  920
San Diego 320  550
Evansville 140  550
Valparaiso 140  550
Butler 140  280
  • $ Conference champion
1995 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 2 Appalachian State $^ 80    121 
No. 6 Marshall ^ 71    123 
No. 15 Georgia Southern ^ 53    94 
Furman  53    65 
East Tennessee State  44    47 
VMI  35    47 
Chattanooga  26    47 
Western Carolina  26    37 
The Citadel  08    29 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
1995 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 McNeese State $^500  1310
No. 5 Stephen F. Austin ^410  1120
Northwestern State 230  650
Sam Houston State 230  550
Southwest Texas State 230  470
Nicholls State 050  0110
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1995 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 Jackson State $^ 70    93 
No. 11 Southern  61    111 
Alabama State  52    83 
Grambling State  43    56 
Alcorn State  34    47 
Mississippi Valley State  25    29 
Texas Southern  16    28 
Prairie View A&M  07    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
1995 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
New England
Rhode Island x620  740
No. 23 Connecticut 530  830
New Hampshire 440  650
UMass 350  650
Boston University 170  380
Maine 170  380
Mid-Atlantic
No. 7 Delaware x$^800  1120
No. 13 James Madison ^620  840
No. 19 William & Mary 530  740
No. 20 Richmond 530  731
Northeastern 260  470
Villanova 260  380
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1995 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 3 Troy State ^000  1110
No. 9 Hofstra ^000  1010
Saint Mary's 000  820
Wagner 000  820
Hampton 000  830
Liberty 000  830
Monmouth 000  730
Jacksonville State 000  740
Samford 000  740
Robert Morris 000  640
Towson 000  640
UCF 000  650
UAB 000  560
Wofford 000  470
Buffalo 000  380
Youngstown State 000  380
Central Connecticut 000  280
Western Kentucky 000  280
Davidson 000  181
Charleston Southern 000  1100
Saint Francis 000  0100
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

American West Conference – Sacramento State
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Eastern Illinois and Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Princeton
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Ohio Valley Conference – Murray State
Patriot League – Lehigh
Pioneer Football League – Drake
Southern Conference – Appalachian State
Southland Conference – McNeese State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Delaware

Postseason

The site of the title game, Marshall University Stadium, had been determined in March 1994. [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
Marshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
            
15 Idaho 3
1 McNeese State * 33
1McNeese State* 52
8 Delaware 18
11 Hofstra 17
8 Delaware * 33
1 McNeese State* 13
5Marshall25
16Northern Iowa35
4 Murray State* 34
16 Northern Iowa 24
5Marshall* 41
12 Jackson State 8
5 Marshall * 38
5 Marshall 20
6Montana22
13 James Madison 24
2Appalachian State* 31
2 Appalachian State* 17
7Stephen F. Austin27
9 Eastern Illinois 29
7Stephen F. Austin* 34
7 Stephen F. Austin 14
6Montana* 70
14 Georgia Southern 24
3 Troy State* 21
14 Georgia Southern 0
6Montana* 45
10 Eastern Kentucky 0
6 Montana * 48

*Denotes host institution
Source: [4]

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The 1995 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Montana Grizzlies. The game was played on December 16, 1995, at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The culminating game of the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season, it was won by Montana, 22–20.

The 1994 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Youngstown State Penguins and the Boise State Broncos. The game was played on December 17, 1994, at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The culminating game of the 1994 NCAA Division I-AA football season, it was won by Youngstown State, 28–14.

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The 1992 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Youngstown State Penguins and the Marshall Thundering Herd. The game was played on December 19, 1992, at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The culminating game of the 1992 NCAA Division I-AA football season, it was won by Marshall, 31–28. The game was a rematch of the prior season's championship game.

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  2. Jennifer L. Williams (18 Aug 1995). "HU football out of race for MEAC title". Daily Press. p. C1. Retrieved 20 January 2019. Although Hampton was a member of the MEAC, it was ineligible for the conference title in 1995, and its four games against MEAC opponents did not count in the MEAC standings.
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