1996 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1996 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1996, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1996 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their second Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 56−24. The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Lon Erickson, quarterback from Illinois Wesleyan.[1]

Program changes[edit]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 1996 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 24th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the second time. As of 2014, Salem has remained the yearly host of the Stagg Bowl. Like the previous eleven tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
                       
Mount Union 31
Allegheny 26
Mount Union 49
Illinois Wesleyan 14
Illinois Wesleyan 23
Albion 20
Mount Union 39
Wisconsin–La Crosse 21
Wisconsin–La Crosse 44
Wisconsin–River Falls 0
Wisconsin–La Crosse 37
Saint John's (MN) 30
Saint John's (MN) 21
Simpson 18
Mount Union 56
Rowan 24
Lycoming 31
Ursinus 24
Lycoming 31
Albright 13
Albright 31
Washington & Jefferson 17
Lycoming 14
Rowan 33
Rowan 21
Buffalo State 20
Rowan 7
TCNJ 3
TCNJ 17
Coast Guard 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1996 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.