The 1991 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 1991, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1991 at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Dayton Flyers, 34−20.[1]

Conference changes and new programs

School 1990 Conference 1991 Conference
UAB New Program D-III Independent
Charleston Southern New Program D-III Independent
Thomas More D-III Independent AMC

Conference standings

1991 Association of Mideast Colleges football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Thomas More $ 3 0 0 10 0 0
Defiance 2 1 0 8 2 0
Wilmington (OH) 1 2 0 1 9 0
Bluffton 0 3 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Atlantic Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint Francis (PA) $ 3 0 0 6 3 0
Marist 2 1 0 6 4 0
Gallaudet 1 2 0 1 7 1
St. John Fisher 0 3 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Centennial Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Dickinson $^ 7 0 0 9 1 0
Franklin & Marshall 5 2 0 6 4 0
Western Maryland 4 3 0 5 5 0
Johns Hopkins 3 4 0 5 4 1
Ursinus 3 4 0 5 5 0
Muhlenberg 3 4 0 3 7 0
Gettysburg 2 5 0 2 7 0
Swarthmore 1 6 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Augustana (IL) $ 7 1 0 8 1 0
Illinois Wesleyan 6 1 1 7 1 1
Wheaton (IL) 6 1 1 7 1 1
Millikin 5 3 0 6 3 0
Carroll (WI) 4 4 0 5 4 0
North Central (IL) 3 5 0 4 5 0
Carthage 2 6 0 3 6 0
Elmhurst 2 6 0 2 7 0
North Park 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Stonehill $ 5 0 0 5 4 0
Bentley 4 1 0 5 4 0
Siena 2 3 0 3 5 0
Western New England 2 3 0 3 5 0
MIT 1 4 0 1 7 0
Assumption 1 4 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wabash $ 5 1 0 7 2 0
Hanover 4 2 0 7 3 0
DePauw 4 2 0 6 4 0
Anderson (IN) 4 2 0 5 5 0
Manchester 2 4 0 3 6 1
Rose–Hulman 2 4 0 3 7 0
Franklin (IN) 0 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Simpson $^ 8 0 0 10 1 0
Central (IA) 7 1 0 8 1 0
Loras 5 3 0 7 3 0
Wartburg 5 3 0 6 4 0
Luther 5 3 0 5 4 0
Upper Iowa 2 6 0 2 8 0
William Penn 2 6 0 2 8 0
Dubuque 1 7 0 1 8 0
Buena Vista 1 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 Liberty Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
St. John's $ 4 1 0 6 4 0
Iona 3 1 1 7 2 1
C. W. Post 3 2 0 4 6 0
Stony Brook 2 3 0 6 4 0
Merchant Marine 1 3 1 2 6 1
Pace 1 4 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Albion +^ 4 0 1 8 1 1
Olivet + 4 0 1 7 1 1
Hope 2 3 0 5 4 0
Kalamazoo 2 3 0 5 4 0
Adrian 1 4 0 4 5 0
Alma 1 4 0 4 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Lycoming $^ 8 0 0 10 1 0
Susquehanna ^ 7 1 0 11 2 0
Moravian 5 3 0 7 3 0
Lebanon Valley 5 3 0 6 3 1
Albright 3 5 0 5 5 0
Delaware Valley 3 5 0 3 7 0
Juniata 3 5 0 3 7 0
Widener 2 6 0 3 7 0
Wilkes 0 8 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Saint John's (MN) $^ 8 0 0 11 1 0
St. Olaf 6 2 0 7 2 0
Bethel (MN) 5 3 0 6 3 0
St. Thomas (MN) 5 3 0 6 3 0
Gustavus Adolphus 5 3 0 5 4 0
Hamline 4 4 0 5 4 0
Carleton 3 5 0 5 5 0
Concordia–Moorhead 3 5 0 3 6 0
Augsburg 1 7 0 2 7 0
Macalester 0 8 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 New England Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Division
UMass Lowell xy$^ 5 0 0 10 1 0
Plymouth State 3 2 0 6 2 1
Maine Maritime 3 2 0 5 3 0
UMass–Boston 2 3 0 4 5 0
Nichols 2 3 0 4 5 0
Curry 0 5 0 0 9 0
South Division
Bridgewater State xy 6 0 0 8 2 0
UMass Dartmouth 4 2 0 6 3 0
Massachusetts Maritime 4 2 0 6 3 0
Westfield State 3 3 0 4 6 0
Worcester State 2 4 0 3 7 0
Framingham State 1 5 0 2 6 0
Fitchburg State 1 5 0 2 7 0
Championship: UMass Lowell 10, Bridgewater State 7
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 New Jersey Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Glassboro State $^ 5 1 0 9 2 0
William Paterson 4 1 1 8 1 1
Ramapo 4 2 0 6 3 0
Trenton State 3 2 1 5 2 1
Montclair State 3 3 0 5 5 0
Kean 1 5 0 3 7 0
Jersey City State 0 6 0 0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 North Coast Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Allegheny $^ 7 0 0 11 1 0
Case Western Reserve 5 1 0 7 3 0
Ohio Wesleyan 6 2 0 8 2 0
Wittenberg 5 3 0 5 5 0
Kenyon 3 4 0 5 5 0
Denison 3 4 0 3 7 0
Wooster 3 5 0 3 7 0
Earlham 1 6 0 1 8 0
Oberlin 0 8 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Baldwin–Wallace $^ 9 0 0 10 1 0
Mount Union 7 1 1 8 1 1
Muskingum 6 3 0 7 3 0
John Carroll 5 2 2 5 3 2
Capital 5 3 1 6 3 1
Heidelberg 4 4 1 4 5 1
Ohio Northern 3 5 1 3 6 1
Otterbein 2 7 0 2 8 0
Hiram 1 8 0 1 9 0
Marietta 0 9 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Guilford $ 4 1 0 8 2 0
Emory & Henry 4 1 0 8 2 0
Hampden–Sydney 3 2 0 7 2 1
Randolph–Macon 3 2 0 4 6 0
Bridgewater 1 4 0 2 8 0
Washington and Lee 0 5 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Guilford won the conference title by virtue of a head-to-head win over Emory & Henry.
1991 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Jefferson $^ 4 0 0 8 2 0
Waynesburg 3 1 0 6 3 0
Thiel 2 2 0 5 4 0
Grove City 1 3 0 3 6 0
Bethany (WV) 0 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Redlands $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
La Verne 4 1 0 7 2 0
Occidental 3 2 0 5 4 0
Whittier 2 3 0 3 6 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 4 0 2 6 0
Claremont-Mudd 0 5 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Millsaps $ 3 1 0 7 2 0
Sewanee 2 1 1 7 1 1
Rhodes 2 1 1 6 2 1
Centre 2 2 0 5 5 0
Trinity (TX) 0 4 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Wisconsin State University Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin–La Crosse $^ 7 1 0 10 2 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 6 2 0 6 3 1
Wisconsin–Whitewater 6 2 0 6 4 0
Wisconsin–Platteville 4 3 1 6 3 1
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 4 4 0 5 5 0
Wisconsin–Stout 3 5 0 5 5 0
Wisconsin–River Falls 2 5 1 4 5 1
Wisconsin–Superior 1 6 1 2 6 1
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 1 6 1 2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant
1991 NCAA Division III independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Dayton ^     13 1 0
Ithaca ^     12 1 0
Union (NY) ^     10 1 0
Buffalo State     9 2 0
Wesley     9 2 0
Hofstra     8 2 0
Ferrum     7 2 0
Alfred     7 3 0
Cortland     7 3 0
Frostburg State     7 3 0
Maryville (TN)     7 3 0
San Diego     7 3 0
Coast Guard     6 3 0
Aurora     5 3 1
Georgetown     6 4 0
Mercyhurst     5 4 0
UAB     4 3 2
Albany     5 5 0
Brockport     5 5 0
Catholic University     5 5 0
Saint Peter's     4 4 0
Wagner     5 5 0
Drake     4 6 0
Colorado College     3 6 0
Buffalo     3 7 0
Charleston Southern     3 7 0
Quincy     3 7 0
Canisius     2 7 0
Fairleigh Dickinson–Florham     2 7 0
Menlo     2 7 0
Methodist     2 8 0
Norwich     2 8 0
Salisbury State     1 9 0
Western Connecticut State     1 9 0
Duquesne     0 9 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division III playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1991 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 19th 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 Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida for the second time. Like the previous six tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Hawkins Stadium
Bradenton, Florida
            
Ithaca 31
Glassboro State 10
Ithaca 35
Union (NY) 23
Union (NY) 55
UMass–Lowell 16
Ithaca 49
Susquehanna 13
Lycoming 18
Washington & Jefferson 16
Lycoming 24
Susquehanna 31
Susquehanna 21
Dickinson 20
Ithaca 34
Dayton 20
Saint John's (MN) 75
Coe 2
Saint John's (MN) 29
Wisconsin–La Crosse 10
Wisconsin–La Crosse 28
Simpson 13
Saint John's (MN) 7
Dayton 19
Allegheny 24*
Albion 21
Allegheny 25
Dayton 28*
Dayton 27
Baldwin–Wallace 10

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "1991 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 22, 2014.