1984 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1984 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 1984, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 8, 1984 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 Troy State Trojans defeated the North Dakota State Bison, 18–17, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1984 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Angelo State 4 0 0     8 3 0
Texas A&I 3 1 0     6 5 0
Abilene Christian 2 2 0     3 7 0
East Texas State 1 3 0     5 5 0
Howard Payne 0 4 0     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Norfolk State
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Saginaw Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Troy State
Lone Star Conference – Angelo State
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Northwest Missouri State
North Central Conference – Nebraska–Omaha and North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota–Morris and Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – California (PA)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Fort Lewis
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State


1984 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 8
Finals Site Veterans Stadium
McAllen, TX
Champions Troy State (1st title)
Runner-Up North Dakota State (3rd championship game)
Semifinalists Nebraska–Omaha
Towson State

The 1984 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 12th 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 fourth consecutive time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First round
Campus sites
Campus sites
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
McAllen, TX
   North Dakota State 31  
 UC Davis 25  
   North Dakota State 25  
   Nebraska–Omaha 14  
 Nebraska–Omaha 28
   Northwest Missouri State 15  
     North Dakota State 17
   Troy State 18
   Troy State 31  
 Central State (OH) 21  
   Troy State 45
   Towson State 3  
 Towson State 31
   Norfolk State 21  


  1. ^ "1984 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.