1981 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1981 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 1981, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1981 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Widener Pioneers won their seond Division III championship, defeating the defending national champion Dayton Flyers by a final score of 17−10.[1]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 1981 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the ninth 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 ninth consecutive year. Like the previous six 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
                 
Dayton 19
Augustana (IL) 7
Dayton 38
Lawrence 0
Lawrence 21*
Minnesota–Morris 14
Dayton 10
Widener 17
Montclair State 13
Alfred 12
Montclair State 12
Widener 23
Widener 10
West Georgia 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1981 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 6, 2014.