NCAA Division III National Football Championship


NCAA Division III National Football Championship
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The NCAA Division III National Football Championship began in 1973. Before 1973, most of the schools now in Division III competed in the NCAA's former "College Division".

The Division III championship game, known as the Stagg Bowl, has been played annually in Salem, Virginia at Salem Football Stadium since 1993. It was previously played in Phenix City, Alabama (1973–1982, 1985–1989), at the College Football Hall of Fame, when the Hall was located in Kings Island, Ohio (1983–1984) and Bradenton, Florida (1990–1992). The last 6 Stagg Bowls have featured Mount Union (winning in 2005, 2006, and 2008) against Wisconsin-Whitewater (winning in 2007, 2009, and 2010).

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National Champions

50-yard line action at the 2010 Stagg Bowl.
Year Champion Runner-up Score Location
1973 Wittenberg Juniata 41–0 Phenix City, Alabama
1974 Central (Iowa) Ithaca 10–8 Phenix City, Alabama
1975 Wittenberg Ithaca 28–0 Phenix City, Alabama
1976 St. John's (Minn.) Towson State 31–28 Phenix City, Alabama
1977 Widener Wabash 39–36 Phenix City, Alabama
1978 Baldwin-Wallace Wittenberg 24–10 Phenix City, Alabama
1979 Ithaca Wittenberg 14–10 Phenix City, Alabama
1980 Dayton Ithaca 63–0 Phenix City, Alabama
1981 Widener Dayton 17–10 Phenix City, Alabama
1982 West Georgia Augustana (Ill.) 14–0 Phenix City, Alabama
1983 Augustana (Ill.) Union (NY) 21–17 Kings Island, Ohio
1984 Augustana (Ill.) Central (Iowa) 21–12 Kings Island, Ohio
1985 Augustana (Ill.) Ithaca 20–7 Phenix City, Alabama
1986 Augustana (Ill.) Salisbury State 31–3 Phenix City, Alabama
1987 Wagner Dayton 19–3 Phenix City, Alabama
1988 Ithaca Central (Iowa) 39–24 Phenix City, Alabama
1989 Dayton Union (NY) 17–7 Phenix City, Alabama
1990 Allegheny Lycoming 21–14 (OT) Bradenton, Florida
1991 Ithaca Dayton 34–20 Bradenton, Florida
1992 Wisconsin–La Crosse Washington & Jefferson 16–12 Bradenton, Florida
1993 Mount Union Rowan 34–24 Salem, Virginia
1994 Albion Washington & Jefferson 38–15 Salem, Virginia
1995 Wisconsin–La Crosse Rowan 36–7 Salem, Virginia
1996 Mount Union Rowan 56–24 Salem, Virginia
1997 Mount Union Lycoming 61–12 Salem, Virginia
1998 Mount Union Rowan 44–24 Salem, Virginia
1999 Pacific Lutheran Rowan 42–13 Salem, Virginia
2000 Mount Union St. John's (Minn.) 10–7 Salem, Virginia
2001 Mount Union Bridgewater 30–27 Salem, Virginia
2002 Mount Union Trinity (Tex.) 48–7 Salem, Virginia
2003 St. John's (Minn.) Mount Union 24–6 Salem, Virginia
2004 Linfield Mary Hardin-Baylor 28–21 Salem, Virginia
2005 Mount Union Wisconsin–Whitewater 35–28 Salem, Virginia
2006 Mount Union Wisconsin–Whitewater 35–16 Salem, Virginia
2007 Wisconsin–Whitewater Mount Union 31–21 Salem, Virginia
2008 Mount Union Wisconsin–Whitewater 31–26 Salem, Virginia
2009 Wisconsin–Whitewater Mount Union 38–28 Salem, Virginia
2010 Wisconsin–Whitewater Mount Union 31–21 Salem, Virginia
2011 Salem, Virginia

Most national championships

Team Championships Winning years
Mount Union 10 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Augustana (Ill.) 4 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Ithaca 3 1979, 1988, 1991
Wisconsin–Whitewater 3 2007, 2009, 2010
Dayton 2 1980, 1989
St. John's (Minn.) 2 1976, 2003
Widener 2 1977, 1981
Wisconsin–La Crosse 2 1992, 1995
Wittenberg 2 1973, 1975
Albion 1 1994
Allegheny 1 1990
Baldwin-Wallace 1 1978
Central (Iowa) 1 1974
Linfield 1 2004
Pacific Lutheran 1 1999
Wagner 1 1987
West Georgia 1 1982

Before the national championship game

In 1969, the NCAA started two regional championship games for small college teams: the East Regional's Knute Rockne Bowl and the West's Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. When the NCAA developed a national Division III championship game in 1973, the Stagg Bowl name was chosen.

West Regional championship

Year Winner Score Runner up Location
1969 Wittenberg 27–21 William Jewell Springfield, Ohio
1970 Capital 34–21 Luther Columbus, Ohio
1971 Samford (vacated) 20–10 Ohio Wesleyan Phenix City, Alabama
1972 Heidelberg 28–16 Fort Valley State Phenix City, Alabama

East Regional championship

Year Winner Score Runner up Location
1969 Randolph-Macon 47–28 Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut
1970 Montclair State 7–6 Hampden-Sydney Atlantic City, New Jersey
1971 Bridgeport 17–12 Hampden-Sydney Atlantic City, New Jersey
1972 Bridgeport 27–22 Slippery Rock Atlantic City, New Jersey

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