1991 NCAA Division II football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 1991
PlayoffsNovember 23 – December 14, 1991
National ChampionshipBraly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
ChampionPittsburg State
Harlon Hill TrophyRonnie West, Pittsburg State

The 1991 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 in August 1991, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 14, 1991, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Pittsburg State Gorillas defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 23–6, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronnie West, wide receiver from Pittsburg State.

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

School 1990 Conference 1991 Conference
Southeast Missouri State MIAA (D-II) Ohio Valley (I-AA)
Tennessee–Martin Gulf South Independent
Troy State Gulf South Independent
West Texas State Lone Star Dropped program

Program changes

Conference standings

1991 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Winston-Salem State $^ 6 0 0 9 2 0
Elizabeth City State 6 1 0 7 2 0
Norfolk State 6 1 0 7 3 0
No. 10 Virginia Union ^ 5 1 0 8 3 0
Livingstone 3 3 0 5 5 0
North Carolina Central 3 4 0 4 6 0
Johnson C. Smith 2 4 0 2 7 1
Bowie State 2 5 0 4 5 0
Hampton 2 6 0 2 9 0
Virginia State 1 5 0 3 7 0
Fayetteville State 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Jacksonville State $^ 6 0 0 12 1 0
No. 11 Mississippi College ^ 4 1 1 7 4 1
Valdosta State 4 1 1 6 3 1
Livingston 2 4 0 6 5 0
West Georgia 2 4 0 6 5 0
Delta State 1 5 0 3 7 0
North Alabama 1 5 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern New Mexico $ 5 1 0 7 3 1
No. 19 East Texas State ^ 4 1 1 7 3 1
Angelo State 4 1 1 6 3 1
Texas A&I 4 2 0 7 3 0
Cameron 1 5 0 3 7 0
Central Oklahoma 1 5 0 3 7 0
Abilene Christian 1 5 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Butler $^ 9 1 0 9 2 0
Ashland 8 2 0 9 2 0
Grand Valley State ^ 8 2 0 9 3 0
Saginaw Valley State 5 5 0 6 5 0
Ferris State 5 5 0 5 6 0
Hillsdale 5 5 0 5 6 0
Wayne State (MI) 4 6 0 4 6 0
Saint Joseph's (IN) 4 6 0 4 6 0
Northern Michigan 3 6 1 3 6 1
Indianapolis 2 8 0 2 8 0
Valparaiso 1 8 1 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
1991 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Pittsburg State $^ 8 0 1 13 1 1
Missouri Southern 7 2 0 8 3 0
Southwest Baptist 5 4 0 7 4 0
Central Missouri State 5 4 0 5 6 0
NE Missouri State 5 4 0 5 6 0
Emporia State 4 5 0 5 5 0
NW Missouri State 4 5 0 5 6 0
Missouri–Rolla 3 5 1 4 6 1
Missouri Western 2 7 0 4 7 0
Washburn 1 8 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 North Dakota State $^ 7 1 0 7 3 0
No. 4 Northern Colorado ^ 6 2 0 8 3 0
No. 17 North Dakota 6 2 0 7 2 0
South Dakota State 5 3 0 7 3 0
No. 13 Mankato State ^ 5 3 0 8 4 0
St. Cloud State 5 3 0 6 3 0
Nebraska–Omaha 4 4 0 6 4 0
Morningside 1 7 0 2 8 0
South Dakota 1 7 0 1 8 0
Augustana (SD) 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 Northern California Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sonoma State $ 5 0 0 9 2 0
UC Davis 3 2 0 7 3 0
Humboldt State 2 3 0 6 5 0
Chico State 2 3 0 4 6 0
San Francisco State 2 3 0 3 7 0
Cal State Hayward 1 4 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1991 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fort Valley State + 5 2 0 7 3 0
Clark Atlanta + 5 2 0 6 3 1
Morehouse + 5 2 0 6 4 0
Tuskegee + 5 2 0 6 4 0
Alabama A&M + 5 2 0 5 6 0
Savannah State 4 3 0 7 4 0
Morris Brown 2 5 0 4 6 0
Albany State 2 6 0 3 7 0
Miles 0 8 0 1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1991 Western Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Portland State $^ 5 0 0 11 3 0
Southern Utah 4 1 0 7 3 1
Sacramento State 3 2 0 8 2 0
Cal Poly 2 3 0 4 6 0
Cal State Northridge 1 4 0 3 7 0
Santa Clara 0 5 0 5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll
1991 NCAA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 20 Wofford ^     9 3 0
Springfield (MA)     7 3 0
UC Santa Barbara     5 3 0
Michigan Tech     6 4 0
Saint Mary's     6 5 0
Tennessee–Martin     5 6 0
Troy State     5 6 0
American International     4 5 1
New Haven     3 7 0
Wayne State (NE)     3 7 0
Central Connecticut     1 8 1
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Conference summaries

See also: List of NCAA Division II football seasons

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Eastern New Mexico
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Butler
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – Sonoma State
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – East Stroudsburg (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M, Clark Atlanta, Fort Valley State, Morehouse, and Tuskegee
Western Football ConferencePortland State

Postseason

1991 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Teams16
Finals Site
Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalists
Winning coach
  • championship

The 1991 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 19th 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 sixth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
        
Pittsburg State 26
Butler 16
Pittsburg State 38
East Texas State 28
East Texas State 36
Grand Valley State 15
Pittsburg State 53
Portland State 21
Portland State 28
Northern Colorado 24
Portland State 37
Mankato State 27
Mankato State 27
North Dakota State 7
Pittsburg State 23
Jacksonville State 6
Jacksonville State 49
Winston–Salem State 24
Jacksonville State 35
Mississippi College 7
Mississippi College 28
Wofford 15
Jacksonville State 27
IUP 20
IUP 56
Virginia Union 7
IUP 52
Shippensburg 7
Shippensburg 34*
East Stroudsburg 33

See also

References

  1. ^ "1991 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "History". uco.edu. Retrieved March 23, 2015.