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1979 NCAA Division III football season

 

1979 NCAA Division III football season

The 1979 NCAA Division III football season, part of National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1979, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1979 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers by a final score of 14−10 in a re-match of the 1975 championship (won by Wittenberg).[1]

Contents

  • Conference changes and new programs 1
  • Conference champions 2
  • Postseason 3
    • NCAA Division III Playoff bracket 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Conference changes and new programs

School 1978 Conference 1979 Conference
Central Florida New Program D-III Independent
Duquesne Revived Program D-III Independent

Conference champions

Conference champions

Postseason

The 1979 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the seventh annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the seventh consecutive year. Like the previous four championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
                 
Wittenberg 21
Millersville 14
Wittenberg 17
Widener 14
Widener 29
Baldwin Wallace 8
Wittenberg 10
Ithaca 14
Carnegie Mellon 31
Minnesota–Morris 25
Carnegie Mellon 6
Ithaca 15
Ithaca 27
Dubuque 7

See also

References

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