1974 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1974 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 1974, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship in December 1974 at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California. The Central Michigan defeated the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, 54-15, to win their first I-AA national title.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1974 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NW Missouri State 5 1 0     8 2 0
Missouri-Rolla 4 1 1     6 4 1
SW Missouri State 4 2 0     7 3 0
SE Missouri State 4 2 0     7 4 0
NE Missouri State 2 4 0     4 7 0
Central Missouri State 1 4 1     3 7 1
Lincoln (MO) 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Norfolk State
Far Western Football Conference – UC Davis
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Ferris State and Northwood
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Michigan Tech
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Slippery Rock
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II) – Tuskegee

Postseason[edit]

1974 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Charles C. Hughes Stadium
Sacramento, California
Champions Central Michigan (1st title)
Runner-Up Delaware (1st championship game)
Semifinalists Louisiana Tech
UNLV

The 1974 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the second single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California. The Central Michigan Chippewas defeated the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, 54-14, to win their first national title.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First round Semifinals Championship
                 
Central Michigan 20
Boise State 6
Central Michigan 35
Louisiana Tech 14
Louisiana Tech 10
Western Carolina 7
Central Michigan 54
Delaware 14
UNLV 35
Alcorn State 22
UNLV 11
Delaware 49
Delaware 35
Youngstown State 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1974 NCAA Division II Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved December 18, 2013.