2006 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2006 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 2006, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2006 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their ninth Division III championship by defeating the Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks, 35−16. This was the second of seven straight championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (4 wins) and the second straight win for Mount Union.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Josh Brehm, quarterback from Alma.[1]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 2006 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 34th 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 14th time.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
 Mount Union 49  
 Hope 0      Mount Union 35  
 Wheaton (IL) 42      Wheaton (IL) 3  
 Mount St. Joseph 28        Mount Union 17  
 North Central (IL) 35      Capital 14  
 Concordia Wisconsin 6      North Central (IL) 13  
 Capital 32      Capital 41  
 Wittenberg 14        Mount Union 26  
 Wilkes 42      St. John Fisher 14  
 Washington & Lee 0      Wilkes 14  
 Rowan 20      Rowan 21  
 Hobart 18      Rowan 0
 St. John Fisher 49      St. John Fisher 31  
 Union (NY) 21      St. John Fisher 27  
 Springfield 42      Springfield 21  
 Curry 14        Mount Union 35
 Wesley 49      Wisconsin–Whitewater 16
 Dickinson 21      Wesley 37
 Carnegie Mellon 21      Carnegie Mellon 0  
 Millsaps 0      Wesley 34
 Washington & Jefferson 27      Mary Hardin–Baylor 28  
 Christopher Newport 23      Washington & Jefferson 27  
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 33      Mary Hardin–Baylor 30  
 Hardin–Simmons 21      Wesley 7  
 Wisconsin–Whitewater 59      Wisconsin–Whitewater 44  
 St. Norbert 17      Wisconsin–Whitewater 24       
 Wisconsin–La Crosse 28      Wisconsin–La Crosse 21       
 Bethel (MN) 21      Wisconsin–Whitewater 17
 Whitworth 27      Saint John's (MN) 14  
 Occidental 23      Whitworth 3
 Saint John's (MN) 21      Saint John's (MN) 21  
 Central (IA) 13  

Overtime

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2006 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved November 30, 2014.