1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1988 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1988
Playoff
Duration November 26 – December 17, 1988
Championship site Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID
Champion Furman Paladins
Payton Award Dave MeggettRB (Towson State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1988 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 1988, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 17, 1988, at the Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho. The Furman Paladins won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles by a final score of 17−12.[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

School 1987 Conference 1988 Conference
Tennessee State I-AA Independent Ohio Valley
Youngstown State Ohio Valley I-AA Independent

Conference standings[edit]

Template:1988 Big Sky football standings Template:1988 Colonial League football standings Template:1988 Ivy League football standings
Template:1988 Gateway football standings Template:1988 MEAC football standings Template:1988 Ohio Valley football standings
1988 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman +^ 6 1 0     13 2 0
Marshall +^ 6 1 0     11 2 0
The Citadel ^ 5 2 0     8 4 0
Appalachian State 4 3 0     6 4 1
Chattanooga 3 3 0     4 7 0
VMI 1 5 0     2 9 0
East Tennessee State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Western Carolina 1 6 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Template:1988 Southland Conference football standings Template:1988 SWAC football standings
1988 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Delaware +^ 6 2 0     7 5 0
#11 UMass +^ 6 2 0     8 4 0
#17 Connecticut 4 4 0     7 4 0
Maine 4 4 0     7 4 0
#20 New Hampshire 4 4 0     6 5 0
Villanova 4 4 0     5 5 1
Boston University 3 5 0     4 7 0
Rhode Island 3 5 0     3 8 0
Richmond 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
Template:1988 Division I-AA independent football standings

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Colonial League – Lafayette
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Western Illinois
Ivy League – Cornell and Penn
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, and Florida A&M
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Southern Conference – Furman and Marshall
Southland Conference – Northwestern State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Delaware and Massachusetts

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 26
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 17
Mini DomePocatello, ID
               
Montana 19
Idaho* 38
Idaho* 38
Northwestern State 30
Northwestern State 22
Boise State* 13
Idaho 7
Furman* 38
Delaware 7
Furman* 21
Furman 13
Marshall 9
North Texas State 0
Marshall* 7
Furman 17
Georgia Southern 12
The Citadel 20
Georgia Southern* 38
Georgia Southern* 27
Stephen F. Austin 6
Jackson State 0
Stephen F. Austin* 24
Georgia Southern* 21**
Eastern Kentucky 17
Western Kentucky 35
Western Illinois* 32
Western Kentucky 24
Eastern Kentucky* 41
Massachusetts 17
Eastern Kentucky* 28

* Next to team name denotes host institution

* Next to score denotes overtime periods

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 27, 2013.