1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1999 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton Award Adrian Peterson (RB, Georgia Southern)
Buchanan Award Al Lucas (DT, Troy State)
Playoff
DurationNovember 27–December 20
Championship date December 18, 1999
Championship site Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Champion Georgia Southern
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The 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I-AA level, began in August 1999, and concluded with the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 18, 1999, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their fifth I-AA championship, defeating the Youngstown State Penguins by a final score of 59−24. [1]

Contents

Conference changes and new programs

School1998 Conference1999 Conference
Alabama A&M D-II Independent SWAC (I-AA)
Albany Eastern (D-II) Northeast
Buffalo I-AA Independent MAC (I-A)
Elon D-II Independent I-AA Independent
Middle Tennessee State Ohio Valley (I-AA) I-A Independent
Norfolk State I-AA Independent MEAC
Stony Brook Eastern (D-II) Northeast
Western Kentucky I-AA Independent Ohio Valley

Conference standings

1999 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 13 James Madison +^ 71    84 
No. 7 UMass +^ 71    94 
No. 24 Villanova  62    74 
Delaware  53    74 
William & Mary  53    65 
Connecticut  35    47 
Maine  35    47 
New Hampshire  35    56 
Richmond  35    56 
Northeastern  17    29 
Rhode Island  17    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Montana $^ 71    93 
No. 20 Portland State  62    83 
Eastern Washington  62    74 
Cal State Northridge  53    65 
Sacramento State  35    65 
Weber State  35    47 
Idaho State  26    47 
Montana State  26    47 
No. 16 Northern Arizona ^ 26    48 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Portland State games did not count in conference standings
    Includes six forfeits by Northern Arizona, with conference forfeits to Idaho State, Montana State, Weber State, & Cal State Northridge
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Illinois State $^ 60    113 
No. 2 Youngstown State ^ 51    123 
No. 15 Northern Iowa  33    83 
Western Illinois  24    74 
Southwest Missouri State  24    56 
Indiana State  24    38 
Southern Illinois  15    56 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 25 Brown + 61    91 
Yale + 61    91 
Cornell  52    73 
Penn  43    55 
Harvard  34    55 
Dartmouth  25    28 
Columbia  16    37 
Princeton  16    37 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Fairfield * 71    92 
Georgetown  71    92 
Duquesne $ 62    83 
Marist  53    65 
Iona  44    55 
La Salle  35    46 
Siena  35    37 
Saint Peter's  17    110 
Canisius  08    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • * – Fairfield was ineligible for conference title
1999 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 10 North Carolina A&T $^ 80    112 
No. 4 Florida A&M ^ 71    114 
Hampton  53    84 
Bethune–Cookman  44    74 
Howard  44    56 
Delaware State  44    47 
South Carolina State  25    46 
Norfolk State  17    29 
Morgan State  07    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Northeast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Robert Morris $ 70    82 
Albany  61    72 
Wagner  52    55 
Stony Brook  43    55 
Central Connecticut  34    46 
Monmouth  25    28 
Saint Francis (PA)  16    29 
Sacred Heart  07    29 
  • $ Conference champion
1999 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 11 Tennessee State $^ 70    111 
Murray State  52    74 
Eastern Kentucky  43    74 
Western Kentucky  43    65 
Tennessee Tech  43    55 
Southeast Missouri State  25    38 
Eastern Illinois  25    210 
Tennessee–Martin  07    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 Lehigh +^ 51    102 
No. 18 Colgate +^ 51    102 
Towson  42    74 
Bucknell  33    74 
Lafayette  24    47 
Holy Cross  24    38 
Fordham  06    011 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Dayton $ 40    64 
Valparaiso  31    92 
Drake  22    74 
San Diego  13    55 
Butler  04    55 
  • $ Conference champion
1999 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Georgia Southern $^ 71    132 
No. 9 Appalachian State ^ 71    93 
No. 12 Furman ^ 71    93 
Wofford  53    65 
East Tennessee State  44    65 
Chattanooga  35    56 
Western Carolina  26    38 
The Citadel  17    29 
VMI  08    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1999 Southland Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Troy State +^ 61    112 
No. 22 Stephen F. Austin + 61    83 
McNeese State  52    65 
Sam Houston State  43    65 
Northwestern State  34    47 
Southwest Texas State  25    29 
Jacksonville State  16    29 
Nicholls State  16    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1999 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
No. 19 Jackson State x 40    93 
Alabama A&M  31    65 
Alcorn State  13    37 
Mississippi Valley State  13    38 
Alabama State  13    29 
West
No. 17 Southern x$ 40    112 
Texas Southern  31    65 
Grambling State  22    74 
Arkansas–Pine Bluff  13    65 
Prairie View A&M  04    28 
Championship: Southern 31, Jackson State 30
December 11, 1999
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
1999 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Hofstra ^ 00    112 
No. 21 Elon  00    92 
Davidson  00    83 
Southern Utah  00    83 
No. 23 South Florida  00    74 
Samford  00    74 
St. Johns (NY)  00    74 
Morehead State  00    55 
Charleston Southern  00    46 
Liberty  00    47 
Jacksonville  00    36 
Cal Poly  00    38 
Austin Peay  00    38 
Saint Mary's  00    29 
  • ^ NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – James Madison and Massachusetts
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Illinois State
Ivy League – Brown and Yale
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – North Carolina A&T
Northeast Conference – Robert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference – Tennessee State
Patriot League – Colgate and Lehigh
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Appalachian State, Furman, and Georgia Southern
Southland Football League – Stephen F. Austin and Troy State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Southern

Postseason

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

First Round
November 27
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 4
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 11
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 18
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, TN
            
1 Tennessee State* 10
16 North Carolina A&T 24
16 North Carolina A&T 3
9Youngstown State* 41
8 Montana* 27
9Youngstown State30
9Youngstown State* 27
13 Florida A&M 24
5Troy State* 27
12 James Madison 7
5 Troy State* 10
13Florida A&M17
4 Appalachian State* 29
13Florida A&M44
9 Youngstown State 24
2Georgia Southern59
3Hofstra* 27
14 Lehigh 15
3 Hofstra* 20
6Illinois State37
6Illinois State* 56
11 Colgate 13
6 Illinois State 17
2Georgia Southern* 31
7 Furman* 23
10 UMass 30*
10 UMass 21
2Georgia Southern* 38
2 Georgia Southern * 72
15 Northern Arizona 29

*By team name denotes host institution
*By score denotes overtime
Source: [2]

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References

  1. "1999 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  2. "Playoff Results & Bracket". The Pantagraph . Bloomington, Illinois. November 28, 1999. p. F1. Retrieved February 8, 2019 via newspapers.com.