1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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The 1991 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 1991, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 21, 1991, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The Youngstown State Penguins won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 25−17.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1991 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Appalachian State ^   6 1         8 4  
Marshall ^   5 2         11 4  
The Citadel   5 2         7 4  
Furman   4 3         7 4  
Chattanooga   4 3         7 4  
VMI   2 5         4 7  
Western Carolina   2 5         2 9  
East Tennessee State   0 7         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Nevada
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Dartmouth
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – North Carolina A&T
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Patriot League – Holy Cross
Southern Conference – Appalachian State
Southland Conference – McNeese State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Alabama State
Yankee Conference – Delaware, New Hampshire, and Villanova

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
                             
 McNeese State 16  
 Nevada* 22  
   Nevada* 28  
   Youngstown State 30  
 Villanova 16
 Youngstown State* 17  
   Youngstown State* 10  
   Samford 0  
 James Madison 42**  
 Delaware* 38  
   James Madison* 21
   Samford 24  
 Samford 29
 New Hampshire* 13  
   Youngstown State 25
   Marshall 17
 Appalachian State 3  
 Eastern Kentucky* 14  
   Eastern Kentucky* 23
   Middle Tennessee State 13  
 Sam Houston State 19
 Middle Tennessee State* 20*  
   Eastern Kentucky 7
   Marshall* 14  
 Weber State 21  
 Northern Iowa* 38  
   Northern Iowa 13
   Marshall* 41  
 Western Illinois 17
 Marshall* 20*  

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1991 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013.