1989 NCAA Division II football season

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The 1989 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 1989, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1989 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Mississippi College Choctaws defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 3–0, to win their first Division II national title. However, their championship was later revoked by the NCAA.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Johnny Bailey, running back from Texas A&I, for the third consecutive year.

Conference standings[edit]

1989 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&I ^ 7 0 0     10 1 0
Angelo State ^ 5 2 0     11 3 0
Eastern New Mexico 5 2 0     7 3 0
Abilene Christian 5 2 0     5 5 0
East Texas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Cameron 2 5 0     3 7 0
West Texas State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Central State 0 7 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


1989 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State ^ 10 0 0     12 1 0
NW Missouri State ^ 8 2 0     9 3 0
SE Missouri State 7 3 0     7 4 0
Missouri Southern State 6 4 0     6 4 0
Southwest Baptist 5 5 0     5 5 0
Central Missouri State 5 5 0     5 6 0
Missouri Western State 5 5 0     5 6 0
NE Missouri State 4 6 0     4 7 0
Washburn 3 7 0     3 7 0
Missouri-Rolla 1 9 0     1 9 0
Lincoln (MO) 1 9 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division II playoff participant


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Bowie State
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Texas A&I
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – Saint Cloud State
Northern California Athletic Conference – UC Davis
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Millersville and West Chester (East), Edinboro
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Adams State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M
Western Football League – Portland State

Postseason[edit]

1989 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Mississippi College(1st title)
Runner-Up Jacksonville State (2nd championship game)
Semifinalists Indiana (PA)
Angelo State

The 1989 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 17th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama for the fourth time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
               
Mississippi College 34
Texas A&I 19
Mississippi College 55
St. Cloud State 24
St. Cloud State 27
Augustana (SD) 20
Mississippi College 26
Indiana (PA) 14
Portland State 56***
West Chester 50
Portland State 0
Indiana (PA) 17
Indiana (PA) 34
Grand Valley State 24
Mississippi College 3
Jacksonville State 0
Pittsburg State 28
Northwest Missouri State 7
Pittsburg State 21
Angelo State 24
Angelo State 28
UC Davis 23
Angelo State 16
Jacksonville State 34
North Dakota State 45
Edinboro 32
North Dakota State 17
Jacksonville State 21
Jacksonville State 33
Alabama A&M 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.