1997 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1997 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 1997, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1997 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their third, and second consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Lycoming Warriors, 61−12.

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The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Bill Borchert, quarterback from Mount Union. [1]

Conference standings

1997 American Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mississippi College $ 41    82 
Howard Payne  32    73 
Hardin–Simmons  23    73 
McMurry  23    55 
Austin  23    46 
Sul Ross  23    46 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Western Maryland $^ 70    101 
Dickinson  61    73 
Johns Hopkins  52    73 
Franklin & Marshall  43    46 
Ursinus  34    46 
Gettysburg  25    46 
Muhlenberg  16    19 
Swarthmore  07    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Augustana (IL) $ 61    72 
Illinois Wesleyan  52    72 
Carthage  43    54 
North Central (IL)  43    54 
Millikin  43    45 
Wheaton (IL)  43    45 
Elmhurst  16    18 
North Park  07    09 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Salve Regina $ 40    72 
Western New England  31    43 
MIT  22    54 
Nichols  13    27 
Curry  04    010 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Freedom Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Coast Guard $^ 60    92 
Merchant Marine  42    72 
Plymouth State  42    73 
Springfield (MA)  33    45 
WPI  24    46 
Western Connecticut  15    46 
Norwich  15    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 Illini–Badger Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lakeland $ 50    100 
Concordia (WI)  41    73 
MacMurray  32    82 
Eureka  23    55 
Concordia (IL)  14    27 
Greenville  05    28 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Hanover $^ 60    101 
DePauw  51    82 
Wabash  42    64 
Manchester  24    64 
Rose–Hulman  24    37 
Anderson (IN)  15    28 
Franklin (IN)  15    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Simpson $^ 80    121 
Central (IA)  71    82 
Upper Iowa  53    73 
Wartburg  53    73 
Loras  44    64 
Luther  35    46 
Buena Vista  35    37 
Dubuque  17    37 
William Penn  08    19 
Coe  00    81 
Cornell (IA)  00    63 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Adrian + 41    81 
Hope + 41    63 
Albion  32    63 
Alma  32    63 
Kalamazoo  14    36 
Olivet  05    36 
  • + Conference co-champions
1997 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Commonwealth
Albright x 50    81 
Moravian  41    73 
Widener  32    73 
Susquehanna  23    64 
Juniata  14    37 
Lebanon Valley  05    010 
Freedom
Lycoming x^ 40    121 
Wilkes  31    55 
Delaware Valley  22    55 
King's (PA)  13    37 
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham  04    010 
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Augsburg $810  1020
St. Thomas (MN) 720  820
Concordia–Moorhead ^720  830
Saint John's (MN) 630  640
Bethel (MN) 540  640
Gustavus Adolphus 540  640
Hamline 450  550
St. Olaf 270  280
Carleton 180  280
Macalester 090  190
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 New England Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Worcester State + 71    83 
Bridgewater State + 71    73 
UMass Dartmouth  62    82 
Maine Maritime  44    46 
Westfield State  44    46 
UMass–Boston  35    36 
Massachusetts Maritime  35    37 
Fitchburg State  17    37 
Framingham State  17    28 
  • + Conference co-champions
1997 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Rowan $^ 50    111 
TCNJ ^ 41    93 
Montclair State  32    64 
Jersey City State  23    55 
Kean  14    19 
William Paterson  05    010 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Grove City $500  910
Washington & Jefferson 410  630
Waynesburg 320  540
Bethany (WV) 230  460
Alfred 140  280
Thiel 050  190
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Redlands + 41    72 
Cal Lutheran + 41    54 
Whittier + 41    54 
La Verne  23    27 
Occidental  14    18 
Claremont-Mudd  05    09 
  • + Conference co-champions
1997 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Trinity (TX) $^ 40    101 
Centre  31    63 
Sewanee  13    54 
Millsaps  13    37 
Rhodes  13    27 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant
1997 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
MacMurray $ 40    82 
Westminster (MO)  31    64 
Greenville  22    28 
Blackburn  13    18 
Principia  04    08 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
RPI $ 40    91 
Union (NY)  31    72 
Hobart  22    64 
St. Lawrence  13    27 
Rochester (NY)  04    18 
  • $ Conference champion
1997 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Catholic University ^     101 
Methodist      91 
Cortland      82 
Buffalo State      72 
Hartwick      72 
Pomona-Pitzer      62 
Ithaca      73 
Wesley      73 
Frostburg State      63 
Brockport      64 
Menlo      55 
Thomas More      55 
Aurora      45 
Chapman      45 
Bluffton      46 
Ferrum      46 
Wilmington (OH)      46 
Colorado College      36 
Salisbury State      36 
Maryville (TN)      37 
Chowan      28 
Defiance      18 
  • ^ NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1997 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 25th 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 Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the second time. As of 2014, Salem has remained the yearly host of the Stagg Bowl. Like the previous twelve tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams. [3]

Playoff bracket

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
            
Mount Union 34
Allegheny 30
Mount Union59
John Carroll 7
John Carroll 30
Hanover 20
Mount Union54
Simpson 7
Simpson 34
Wisconsin–Whitewater 31
Simpson61
Augsburg 21
Augsburg 34
Concordia–Moorhead 22
Mount Union61
Lycoming 12
Lycoming 27
Western Maryland 13
Lycoming46
Trinity (TX) 26
Trinity (TX) 44
Catholic University 33
Lycoming28
Rowan 20
Rowan 43
Coast Guard 0
Rowan13
TCNJ 7
TCNJ 34
Cortland 30

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References

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  2. http://www.miaa.org/sports/fball/all-time/fball97
  3. "1997 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.