1989 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1989 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1989
Playoff
Duration November 25 – December 16, 1989
Championship site Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Champion Georgia Southern
Payton Award John FrieszQB (Idaho)
Division I-AA football season

The 1989 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 1989, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 16, 1989, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The Georgia Southern won their third I-AA championship, defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks by a final score of 37−34 at their home stadium.[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

School 1988 Conference 1989 Conference
Davidson Colonial I-AA Independent
Fordham Liberty (D-III) I-AA Independent
Louisiana Tech I-AA Independent I-A Independent
Liberty D-II Independent I-AA Independent
Samford D-III Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings[edit]

Template:1989 Big Sky football standings Template:1989 Colonial League football standings Template:1989 Ivy League football standings
Template:1989 Gateway football standings Template:1989 MEAC football standings Template:1989 Ohio Valley football standings
1989 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman $^ 7 0 0     12 2 0
Appalachian State ^ 5 2 0     9 3 0
Marshall 4 3 0     6 5 0
East Tennessee State 4 3 0     4 7 0
Chattanooga 2 4 1     3 7 1
Western Carolina 1 4 1     3 7 1
VMI 1 4 1     2 8 1
The Citadel 1 5 1     5 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1989 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Stephen F. Austin $^ 5 0 1     12 2 1
Northwestern State 3 1 2     4 5 2
SW Texas State 3 3 0     5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana 2 3 1     4 6 1
McNeese State Cowboys 2 4 0     5 6 0
North Texas 2 4 0     5 6 0
Sam Houston State 2 4 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
Template:1989 SWAC football standings
1989 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Maine +^ 6 2 0     9 3 0
#16 Villanova +^ 6 2 0     8 4 0
#18 Connecticut + 6 2 0     8 3 0
New Hampshire 5 3 0     7 3 0
Delaware 5 3 0     7 4 0
Boston University 4 4 0     4 7 0
UMass 3 5 0     5 5 1
Rhode Island 1 7 0     3 8 0
Richmond 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
Template:1989 Division I-AA independent football standings

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Colonial League – Holy Cross
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Southwest Missouri State
Ivy League – Princeton and Yale
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Delaware State
Ohio Valley Conference – Middle Tennessee State
Southern Conference – Furman
Southland Conference – Stephen F. Austin
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Connecticut, Maine, and Villanova

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 25
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 2
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 9
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 16
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
               
Villanova 36
Georgia Southern* 52
Georgia Southern* 45
Middle Tennessee State 3
Appalachian State 21
Middle Tennessee State* 24
Georgia Southern* 45
Montana 15
Eastern Illinois 38
Idaho* 21
Eastern Illinois 19
Montana* 25
Jackson State 7
Montana* 48
Georgia Southern 37
Stephen F. Austin 34
William & Mary 10
Furman* 24
Furman* 42
Youngstown State 23
Youngstown State 28
Eastern Kentucky* 24
Furman* 19
Stephen F. Austin 21
Grambling State 56
Stephen F. Austin* 59
Stephen F. Austin* 55
Southwest Missouri State 25
Maine 35
Southwest Missouri State* 38

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 27, 2013.