1981 NCAA Division I-AA football season
|1981 NCAA Division I-AA season|
|Regular season||August – November 1981|
|Playoffs||December 5–19, 1981|
|National Championship||Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls, TX|
|Champions||Idaho State Bengals|
|Division I-AA football season
The 1981 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1981, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 19, 1981, at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Idaho State Bengals won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels by a final score of 34−23.
Big Sky Conference – Idaho State
NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket
|National Championship Game
Wichita Falls, TX
|South Carolina State||12|
|South Carolina State* (OT)||26|
* Denotes host institution
- "1981 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 21, 2013.