1998 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1998 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 1998, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1998 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their fourth, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 44−24.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Scott Hvistendahl, wide receiver and punter from Augsburg.[1]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions


The 1998 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 26th 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. This was the final bracket to feature sixteen teams before expanding to 32 teams in 1998.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Mount Union 21
Albion 19
Mount Union 21
Wittenberg 19
Wittenberg 13
Millikin 10
Mount Union 34
Trinity (TX) 29
Lycoming 49
Catholic 14
Lycoming 21
Trinity (TX) 37
Trinity (TX) 30
McDaniel 20
Mount Union 44
Rowan 24
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 28
Central (IA) 21
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 10
Saint John's (MN) 3
Saint John's (MN) 33
Pacific Lutheran 20
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 19
Rowan 22
Buffalo State 38
Springfield 35
Buffalo State 17
Rowan 19
Rowan 26

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1998 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 26, 2014.