1977 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1977 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 1977, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship in December 1977 at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Lehigh Engineers defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 33-0, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1977 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
SE Missouri State § 4 1 1     7 3 1
Missouri-Rolla § 4 1 1     7 3 1
NE Missouri State 4 2 0     8 3 0
SW Missouri State 3 2 1     6 3 1
NW Missouri State 2 3 1     5 5 1
Central Missouri State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Lincoln (MO) 0 6 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division II playoff participant



Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Far Western Football Conference – UC Davis
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Abilene Christian and Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Missouri–Rolla and Southeast Missouri State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Morris
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Clarion
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Elon
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II) – Florida A&M
Yankee Conference – Massachusetts

Postseason[edit]

1977 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Memorial Stadium
Wichita Falls, TX
Champions Lehigh (1st title)
Runner-Up Jacksonville State (1st championship game)
Semifinalists UC Davis
North Dakota State

The 1977 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the fifth single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas for the second time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Memorial Stadium
Wichita Falls, TX
                           
   UC Davis 34  
 Bethune–Cookman 16  
   UC Davis 30  
   Lehigh 39  
 Lehigh 30
   Massachusetts 23  
     Lehigh 33
   Jacksonville State 0
   North Dakota State 20  
 Northern Michigan 6  
   North Dakota State 7
   Jacksonville State 31  
 Jacksonville State 35
   Northern Arizona 0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1977 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 2, 2014.