1989 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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The 1989 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 1989, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 16, 1989, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The Georgia Southern won their third I-AA championship, defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks by a final score of 37−34 at their home stadium.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1989 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman ^ 7 0 0     12 2 0
Appalachian State ^ 5 2 0     9 3 0
Marshall 4 3 0     6 5 0
East Tennessee State 4 3 0     4 7 0
Chattanooga 2 4 1     3 7 1
Western Carolina 1 4 1     3 7 1
VMI 1 4 1     2 8 1
The Citadel 1 5 1     5 5 1
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Southwest Missouri State
Ivy League – Princeton and Yale
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Delaware State
Ohio Valley Conference – Middle Tennessee State
Patriot League – Holy Cross
Southern Conference – Furman
Southland Conference – Stephen F. Austin
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Connecticut, Maine, and Villanova

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 25
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 2
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 9
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 16
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
                             
 Villanova 36  
 Georgia Southern* 52  
   Georgia Southern* 45  
   Middle Tennessee State 3  
 Appalachian State 21
 Middle Tennessee State* 24  
   Georgia Southern* 45  
   Montana 15  
 Eastern Illinois 38  
 Idaho* 21  
   Eastern Illinois 19
   Montana* 25  
 Jackson State 7
 Montana* 48  
   Georgia Southern 37
   Stephen F. Austin 34
 William & Mary 10  
 Furman* 24  
   Furman* 42
   Youngstown State 23  
 Youngstown State 28
 Eastern Kentucky* 24  
   Furman* 19
   Stephen F. Austin 21  
 Grambling State 56  
 Stephen F. Austin* 59  
   Stephen F. Austin* 55
   Southwest Missouri State 25  
 Maine 35
 Southwest Missouri State* 38  

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 27, 2013.