1980 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1980 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1980, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1980 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Dayton Flyers won their first Division III championship, defeating the defending national champion Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 63−0.[1]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 1980 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the eighth 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 eighth consecutive year. Like the previous five championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
                 
Ithaca 41
Wagner 13
Ithaca 36
Minnesota–Morris 0
Minnesota–Morris 41
Dubuque 35
Ithaca 0
Dayton 63
Dayton 34
Baldwin Wallace 0
Dayton 28
Widener 24
Widener 43
Bethany (WV) 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1980 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 6, 2014.