1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1991 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1991
Playoff
Duration November 30 – December 21, 1991
Championship site Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Champion Youngstown State Penguins
Payton Award Jamie MartinQB (Weber State)
Division I-AA football season

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
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1991 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Delaware §^ 7 1 0     10 2 0
#7 Villanova §^ 7 1 0     10 2 0
#17 New Hampshire §^ 7 1 0     9 3 0
Rhode Island 3 5 0     6 5 0
UMass 3 5 0     4 7 0
Boston University 3 5 0     4 7 0
Maine 2 6 0     3 8 0
Connecticut 2 6 0     3 8 0
Richmond 2 6 0     2 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

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* (OT) 20*

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

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