1997 NCAA Division II football season
|1997 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||September 6 – November 15, 1997|
|Playoffs||November 22 – December 13, 1997|
|Championship game||December 13, 1997|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium
|Division II football season
The 1997 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 on September 6, 1997, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 13, 1997 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Northern Colorado Bears defeated the New Haven Chargers, 51–0, to win their second Division II national title.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Livingstone, Virginia State, and Virginia Union
|1997 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
|Finals Site||Braly Municipal Stadium
|Champions||Northern Colorado (2nd title)|
|Runner-Up||New Haven (1st championship game)|
The 1997 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 24th 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 11th time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
|Northwest Missouri State||39|
|North Dakota State||28|
|Northwest Missouri State||19|
|Albany State (GA)||22|
|Albany State (GA)||10|
- "1995-1999 Northern Colorado Schedules". College Football Warehouse. cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- "1997 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 7, 2014.