1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1988 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1988
Playoff
Duration November 26 – December 17, 1988
Championship site Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID
Champion Furman Paladins
Payton Award Dave MeggettRB (Towson State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1988 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 1988, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 17, 1988, at the Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho. The Furman Paladins won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles by a final score of 17−12.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1988 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman §^ 6 1 0     13 2 0
Marshall §^ 6 1 0     11 2 0
The Citadel ^ 5 2 0     8 4 0
Appalachian State 4 3 0     6 4 1
Chattanooga 3 3 0     4 7 0
VMI 1 5 0     2 9 0
East Tennessee State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Western Carolina 1 6 0     2 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Colonial League – Lafayette
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Western Illinois
Ivy League – Cornell and Penn
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, and Florida A&M
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Southern Conference – Furman and Marshall
Southland Conference – Northwestern State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Delaware and Massachusetts

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 26
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 17
Mini DomePocatello, ID
                             
 Montana 19  
 Idaho* 38  
   Idaho* 38  
   Northwestern State 30  
 Northwestern State 22
 Boise State* 13  
   Idaho 7  
   Furman* 38  
 Delaware 7  
 Furman* 21  
   Furman 13
   Marshall 9  
 North Texas State 0
 Marshall* 7  
   Furman 17
   Georgia Southern 12
 The Citadel 20  
 Georgia Southern* 38  
   Georgia Southern* 27
   Stephen F. Austin 6  
 Jackson State 0
 Stephen F. Austin* 24  
   Georgia Southern* 21**
   Eastern Kentucky 17  
 Western Kentucky 35  
 Western Illinois* 32  
   Western Kentucky 24
   Eastern Kentucky* 41  
 Massachusetts 17
 Eastern Kentucky* 28  

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 27, 2013.