1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1990 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1990
Playoff
Duration November 25 – December 15, 1990
Championship site Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Champion Georgia Southern
Payton Award Walter DeanRB (Grambling State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1990 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 1990, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 15, 1990, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their fourth I-AA championship, defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack by a final score of 36−13 at their home stadium.[1]

Notable changes[edit]

The conference formerly known as the Colonial League began sponsoring non-football sports and adopted the name Patriot League, which it retains today.

Conference standings[edit]

1990 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Furman ^   6 1         9 4  
Appalachian State   5 2         6 5  
Chattanooga   4 2         6 5  
The Citadel ^   4 3         7 5  
Marshall   4 3         6 5  
Western Carolina   2 5         3 8  
VMI   1 5         4 7  
East Tennessee State   1 6         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1990 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 UMass ^ 7 1 0     8 2 1
#19 New Hampshire 5 3 0     7 3 1
Delaware 5 3 0     6 5 0
Connecticut 5 3 0     6 5 0
Villanova 5 3 0     6 5 0
Boston University 4 4 0     5 6 0
Maine 2 6 0     3 8 0
Rhode Island 2 6 0     5 6 0
Richmond 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Nevada
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Cornell and Dartmouth
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State
Patriot League – Holy Cross
Southern Conference – Furman
Southland Conference – Northeast Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Massachusetts

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 24
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 1
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 8
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 15
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
               
Jackson State 7
Middle Tennessee State* 28
Middle Tennessee State 13
Boise State* 20
Northern Iowa 3
Boise State* 20
Boise State 52
Nevada* 59***
Northeast Louisiana 14
Nevada* 27
Nevada* 42***
Furman 35
Furman 45
Eastern Kentucky* 17
Nevada 13
Georgia Southern 36
Central Florida 20
Youngstown State 17
Central Florida* 52
William & Mary 38
Massachusetts 0
William & Mary* 38
Central Florida 7
Georgia Southern* 44
The Citadel 0
Georgia Southern* 31
Georgia Southern* 28
Idaho 27
Idaho 41
Southwest Missouri State* 35

* By team name denotes host institution

* By score denotes overtime periods

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013.