1982 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1982 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 1982, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 11, 1982 at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas. During the game's five-year stretch in McAllen, the "City of Palms", it was referred to as the Palm Bowl. The Southwest Texas State Bobcats defeated the UC Davis Aggies, 34–9, to win their second Division II national title.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1982 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Southwest Texas State ^ 7 0 0     14 0 0
East Texas State 4 3 0     6 4 0
Abilene Christian 4 3 0     6 4 0
Stephen F. Austin 4 3 0     6 5 0
Angelo State 4 3 0     5 5 0
Texas A&I 2 5 0     5 6 0
Howard Payne 1 6 0     3 7 0
Sam Houston State 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


1982 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NE Missouri State ^ 5 0 0     9 2 0
Central Missouri State 3 2 0     7 3 0
Missouri-Rolla 3 2 0     8 3 0
SE Missouri State 3 2 0     5 5 1
NW Missouri State 0 4 1     2 7 1
Lincoln (MO) 0 4 1     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia Union
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Hillsdale
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Southwest Texas State
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northeast Missouri State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic ConferenceUC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – East Stroudsburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Fort Valley State

Postseason[edit]

1982 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Veterans Stadium
McAllen, TX
Champions Southwest Texas State (2nd title)
Runner-Up UC Davis (1st championship game)
Semifinalists Jacksonville State
North Dakota State

The 1982 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 10th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas for the second time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
McAllen, TX
                           
   Southwest Texas State 27  
 Fort Valley State 6  
   Southwest Texas State 19  
   Jacksonville State 14  
 Jacksonville State 34
   Northwest Missouri State 21  
     Southwest Texas State 34
   UC Davis 9
   North Dakota State 21  
 Virginia Union 20  
   North Dakota State 14
   UC Davis 19  
 UC Davis 42
   Northern Michigan 21  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.