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1995 NCAA Division II football season

 

1995 NCAA Division II football season

The 1995 NCAA Division II football season, part of National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on September 2, 1995, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 9, 1995 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The North Alabama Lions defeated the Pittsburg State Gorillas, 27–7, to win their third consecutive, and overall, Division II national title.[2]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronald McKinnon, linebacker from North Alabama.

Contents

  • Conference changes and new programs 1
  • Conference standings 2
  • Conference summaries 3
  • Postseason 4
    • Playoff bracket 4.1
  • References 5

Conference changes and new programs

  • Two teams departed Division II for Division I-AA prior to the season.
School 1994 Conference 1995 Conference
Albany D-III Independent D-II Independent
Hampton CIAA (II) MEAC (I-AA)
Wofford D-II Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings

1995 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M-Kingsville $^ 7 0 0     11 2 0
East Texas State ^ 6 1 0     8 4 0
Angelo State 4 2 1     6 3 1
Central Oklahoma 4 3 0     8 3 0
Eastern New Mexico 3 3 1     6 4 1
Abilene Christian 2 5 0     4 7 0
West Texas A&M 1 6 0     5 6 0
Tarleton State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant

1995 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State $^ 9 0 0     12 1 1
Missouri Western State 6 3 0     7 3 1
NE Missouri State 6 3 0     6 5 0
NW Missouri State 6 3 0     6 5 0
Missouri Southern State 5 4 0     6 4 0
Emporia State 4 5 0     5 6 0
Washburn 3 6 0     4 6 0
Central Missouri State 3 6 0     4 6 0
Southwest Baptist 2 7 0     2 8 0
Missouri-Rolla 1 8 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant

Conference summaries

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia State
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Stonehill
Gulf South Conference – North Alabama
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&M–Kingsville
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Pittsburg State
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Ferris State
North Central Conference – North Dakota
Northern California Athletic Conference – Humboldt State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Duluth and Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg and Millersville (East)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Fort Hays State and Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan

Postseason

1995 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions North Alabama (3rd title)
Runner-Up Pittsburg State (3rd championship game)
Semifinalists Ferris State
Texas A&M–Kingsville

The 1995 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 22nd 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 ninth time.

Playoff bracket

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
               
Ferris State 36
Millersville 26
Ferris State 17
New Haven 9
New Haven 27
Edinboro 12
Ferris State 7
North Alabama 45
North Alabama 38
Albany State (GA) 28
North Alabama 28
Carson–Newman 7
Carson–Newman 37
West Georgia 26
North Alabama 27
Pittsburg State 7
Pittsburg State 36
Northern Colorado 17
Pittsburg State 9
North Dakota State 7
North Dakota State 41
North Dakota 10
Pittsburg State 28*
Texas A&M–Kingsville 25
Texas A&M–Kingsville 59
Fort Hays State 28
Texas A&M–Kingsville 30
Portland State 3
Portland State 56
East Texas State 35

References

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