2011 NCAA Division II football season

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2011 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonSeptember 1 – November 12, 2011
PlayoffsNovember 19 – December 17, 2011 [1]
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champion Pittsburg State
Harlon Hill Trophy Jonas Randolph, Mars Hill

The 2011 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 on September 1, 2011, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 17, 2011 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Pittsburg State Gorillas defeated the Wayne State Warriors, 35–21, to win their second Division II national title. [2]

College football Collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by colleges and universities

College football is gridiron football consisting of American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

National Collegiate Athletic Association American athletic organization

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

NCAA Division II Intermediate-level division of competition in college basketball

Division II is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It offers an alternative to both the larger and better-funded Division I and to the scholarship-free environment offered in Division III.

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The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Jonas Randolph, running back from Mars Hill.

The Harlon Hill Trophy is an award in American college football given to the individual selected as the most valuable player in NCAA Division II. The award is named for former University of North Alabama and National Football League player Harlon Hill. It was first given in 1986 to Jeff Bentrim of North Dakota State University. It is often considered to be the Division II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.

Jonas Randolph is a former American football player who won the Harlon Hill Trophy in December 2011.

Conference and program changes

Great American Conference

The Great American Conference (GAC) is a collegiate athletic conference of twelve schools, with headquarters located in Russellville, Arkansas. It is affiliated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II level. Athletic competition began play during the 2011–12 school year. Member schools are located in Arkansas and Oklahoma in the South Central United States.

Arkansas U.S. state in the United States

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

Oklahoma U.S. state in the United States

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south and west, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
Arkansas–Monticello Boll Weevils Gulf South Great American
Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys Gulf South Great American
Black Hills State Yellow Jackets DAC (NAIA) Independent
Central Oklahoma Bronchos Lone Star Independent
East Central Tigers Lone Star Great American
Harding Bisons Gulf South Great American
Henderson State Reddies Gulf South Great American
Lambuth Eagles Independent School closed
Lincoln Blue Tigers Independent MIAA
Lindenwood Lions HAAC (NAIA) Independent
Minot State Beavers DAC (NAIA) Independent
Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks MIAA Dropped program
Northeastern State RiverHawks Lone Star Independent
Ouachita Baptist Tigers Gulf South Great American
Saint Paul's Tigers CIAA Dropped program
Sioux Falls Cougars GPAC (NAIA) Independent
South Dakota Mines Hardrockers DAC (NAIA) Independent
Southern Arkansas Muleriders Gulf South Great American
Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm Lone Star Great American
Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs Lone Star Great American
William Jewell Cardinals HAAC (NAIA) Independent

Ohio Dominican completed their transition to Division II and became eligible for the postseason.

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University is a private Dominican liberal arts university in Columbus, Ohio. The university has approximately 1,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 40 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs.

Conference standings

Super Region 1

2011 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Elizabeth City St. xy^ 61    84 
Virginia State  43    55 
Virginia Union  34    55 
Bowie State  34    46 
Chowan  25    37 
Lincoln (PA)  25    28 
South
#3 Winston-Salem St. xy$^ 70    131 
Johnson C. Smith  43    65 
Fayetteville State  43    46 
St. Augustine's  34    46 
Shaw  34    37 
Livingstone  07    19 
Championship: Winston–Salem State 38, Elizabeth City State 18
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Northeast-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#8 New Haven $^ 80    112 
Southern Connecticut  62    73 
American International  53    64 
Bentley  53    64 
Merrimack  53    64 
Assumption  35    46 
Stonehill  35    47 
Saint Anselm  17    19 
Pace  08    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
#13 Kutztown xy$^ 61    112 
C. W. Post x 61    74 
#21 Bloomsburg  52    92 
Shippensburg  43    74 
West Chester  43    56 
Millersville  25    38 
East Stroudsburg  16    38 
Cheyney  07    110 
West
#15 California (PA) x^ 61    103 
Slippery Rock xy 61    83 
Indiana (PA)  52    73 
Edinboro  43    74 
Gannon  34    47 
Mercyhurst  25    47 
Clarion  25    38 
Lock Haven  07    010 
Championship: Kutztown 21, Slippery Rock 14
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Concord $^ 71    74 
#22 Shepherd  62    92 
#24 West Virginia Wesleyan  62    92 
Charleston (WV)  53    56 
Glenville State  53    56 
Fairmont State  44    74 
Seton Hill  17    110 
West Liberty  17    110 
West Virginia State  17    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 2

2011 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#4 Delta State $^ 31    113 
#14 North Alabama ^ 22    94 
#23 West Alabama ^ 22    84 
West Georgia  22    64 
Valdosta State  13    64 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 South Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#19 Mars Hill +^ 61    83 
Lenoir–Rhyne + 61    73 
Wingate  43    56 
Newberry  43    46 
Carson–Newman  34    56 
Catawba  25    38 
Tusculum  25    38 
Brevard  16    38 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
Morehouse x 61    82 
Albany State xy^ 61    84 
Fort Valley State  25    28 
Benedict  16    28 
Clark Atlanta  16    28 
West
Stillman x 52    74 
Miles xy$ 52    75 
Tuskegee  43    46 
Kentucky State  34    64 
Lane  25    46 
Championship: Miles 20, Albany State 17
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 NCAA Division II Super Region 2 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#12 North Greenville ^     113 
UNC Pembroke      83 
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 3

2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
Grand Valley State  73    83 
Saginaw Valley St. ^ 73    74 
Indianapolis  64    74 
Michigan Tech  64    74 
Ferris State  55    65 
Northern Michigan  37    47 
Northwood  19    29 
South
Hillsdale $ 82    83 
#2 Wayne State (MI) ^ 73    124 
Ohio Dominican  64    74 
Ashland  64    65 
Findlay  64    65 
Lake Erie  28    38 
Tiffin  010    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North
#6 Minnesota–Duluth +^ 82    113 
#17 St. Cloud State +^ 82    93 
Bemidji State  73    83 
Mary  46    56 
Northern State  46    56 
MSU Moorhead  19    29 
Minnesota–Crookston  010    110 
South
Minnesota State + 82    93 
Wayne State (NE)  73    74 
Winona State  73    74 
Augustana (SD)  64    65 
Concordia–St. Paul  55    65 
SW Minnesota State  37    38 
Upper Iowa  28    38 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#9 CSU–Pueblo $^ 90    111 
#10 Nebraska–Kearney ^ 81    102 
Colorado Mines  63    83 
Chadron State  63    65 
Adams State  45    65 
Western New Mexico  45    56 
Colorado Mesa  36    47 
New Mexico Highlands  27    47 
Fort Lewis  27    38 
Western State  18    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Great Lakes Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Urbana $ 30    83 
Missouri S&T  21    65 
Saint Joseph's (IN)  12    28 
Kentucky Wesleyan  03    110 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Sioux Falls #     54 
Notre Dame (OH) #     56 
William Jewell #     46 
Black Hills State #     37 
Minot State #     28 
Central State      110 
South Dakota Mines #     110 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Super Region 4

2011 Great American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Ouachita Baptist $ 61    73 
Henderson State  41    64 
East Central  62    83 
Arkansas–Monticello  33    56 
Harding  33    47 
Southern Arkansas  34    37 
SW Oklahoma State  35    56 
Arkansas Tech  14    28 
SE Oklahoma State  17    28 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#20 Humboldt State $ 71    91 
Western Oregon  62    65 
Central Washington  44    46 
Simon Fraser # 26    37 
Dixie State  17    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#7 Midwestern St. $^ 80    101 
#16 Abilene Christian ^ 71    83 
#25 West Texas A&M  62    83 
Tarleton State  53    65 
Texas A&M–Kingsville  44    65 
Angelo State  26    56 
Incarnate Word  26    28 
Eastern New Mexico 17    29 
Texas A&M–Commerce  17    19 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
  • † – Eastern New Mexico vacated both wins.
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#1 Pittsburg State $^ 81    131 
#5 NW Missouri St. ^ 72    113 
#11 Washburn ^ 72    103 
#18 Missouri Western ^ 72    93 
Central Missouri  63    84 
Emporia State  36    56 
Fort Hays State  36    47 
Truman  27    47 
Missouri Southern  27    37 
Lincoln (MO)  09    19 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll
2011 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lindenwood #     83 
Northeastern State      75 
Southwest Baptist      65 
OK Panhandle State      37 
Central Oklahoma      29 
  • # – Provisional Division II member
Rankings from AFCA Poll

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Great American ConferenceOuachita Baptist
Great Lakes Football Conference – Urbana
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Hillsdale
Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Humboldt State
Gulf South Conference – Delta State
Lone Star Conference – Midwestern State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
Northeast-10 Conference – New Haven
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth (North) and Minnesota State–Mankato (South)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Kutztown
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – CSU Pueblo
South Atlantic Conference – Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Miles
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Concord (WV)

Postseason

2011 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams24
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 2011 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 38th 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 24th time.

The NCAA Division II Football Championship is an American college football tournament played annually to determine a champion at the NCAA Division II level. It was first held in 1973, as a single-elimination tournament with eight teams. The tournament field has subsequently been expanded three times; in 1988 it became 16 teams, in 2004 it became 24 teams, and in 2016 it became 28 teams.

Tom Braly Municipal Stadium is a 14,215-seat stadium in Florence, Alabama. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the University of North Alabama Lions and the Florence High School Falcons. It also hosted the NCAA Division II Football Championship games from 1986–2013, which were broadcast on ESPN. UNA holds a 252-114-8 record at Braly Stadium. It has also hosted 30 of UNA's 47 Division II Playoff games.

Florence, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

Florence is a city in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.

Seeded teams

The Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football program represents the University of Nebraska at Kearney in college football and competes in the NCAA Division II. In 2012, Nebraska–Kearney became a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, and has remained in the league. UNK's home games are played at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium in Kearney, Nebraska.

Pittsburg State Gorillas football

The Pittsburg State Gorillas football team represents Pittsburg State University in collegiate level football. The Pittsburg State football team was formed in 1908, competes in NCAA Division II and is affiliated with the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The Gorillas play their home games at Carnie Smith Stadium, more commonly referred to as "The Jungle", in Pittsburg, Kansas. Pittsburg State has won more games than any other program in NCAA Division II history. It has won four national championships and 27 conference championships, including 13 conference titles in 20 seasons under former head coach Chuck Broyles.




Playoff bracket

 First Round
November 19
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 26
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 17
Braly Municipal Stadium,
Florence, Alabama
                        
North Alabama 43   Delta State 42 
West Alabama 27  North Alabama14 
 Delta State28 
 North Greenville23 
North Greenville 63 Mars Hill 38
Albany State 14  North Greenville52 
 Delta State23 
 Pittsburg State49 
Northwest Missouri State 35   Midwestern State 31 
Missouri Western 29  Northwest Missouri State38 
 NW Missouri State16
 Pittsburg State41 
Washburn 52 Pittsburg State 31
Abilene Christian 49  Washburn22 
 Pittsburg State35
 Wayne State (MI)21
California (PA) 44   Winston-Salem State 35 
Elizabeth City State 0  California (PA)28 
 Winston-Salem State27
 New Haven7 
Kutztown 17 New Haven 44
Concord 14  Kutztown37 
 Winston-Salem State14
 Wayne State (MI)21 
Minnesota–Duluth 30   CSU–Pueblo 21 
Saginaw Valley State 27  Minnesota–Duluth24 
 Minnesota–Duluth25
 Wayne State (MI)31 
Wayne State (MI) 48 Nebraska–Kearney 14
St. Cloud State 38  Wayne State (MI)38 

* Home team    Overtime

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