1991 NCAA Division II football season

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1991 NCAA Division II football season
Regular season August – November 1991
Playoffs November 23 – December 14, 1991
National Championship Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
Champions Pittsburg State
Harlon Hill Trophy Ronnie West, Pittsburg State

The 1991 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1991, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 14, 1991, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Pittsburg State Gorillas defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 23–6, to win their first Division II national title.[1]

The Harlon Hill Trophy was awarded to Ronnie West, wide receiver from Pittsburg State.

Conference and program changes[edit]

Conference changes[edit]

  • One program departed Division II for Division I-AA prior to the season.
School 1990 Conference 1991 Conference
Southeast Missouri State MIAA (D-II) Ohio Valley (I-AA)

Program changes[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

1991 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern New Mexico $ 5 1 0     7 3 1
East Texas State ^ 4 1 1     7 3 1
Angelo State 4 1 1     6 3 1
Texas A&I 4 2 0     7 3 0
Cameron 1 5 0     3 7 0
Central Oklahoma 1 5 0     3 7 0
Abilene Christian 1 5 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant


1991 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State $^ 8 0 1     13 1 1
Missouri Southern 7 2 0     8 3 0
Southwest Baptist 5 4 0     7 4 0
Central Missouri State 5 4 0     5 6 0
NE Missouri State 5 4 0     5 6 0
Emporia State 4 5 0     5 5 0
NW Missouri State 4 5 0     5 6 0
Missouri-Rolla 3 5 1     4 6 1
Missouri Western 2 7 0     4 7 0
Washburn 1 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant


Conference summaries[edit]

Conference Champions

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
Gulf South Conference – Jacksonville State
Lone Star Conference – Eastern New Mexico
Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference – Butler
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Pittsburg State
North Central Conference – North Dakota State
Northern California Athletic Conference – Sonoma State
Northern Intercollegiate Conference – Minnesota State–Moorhead
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – East Stroudsburg (East), Indiana (PA) (West)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Western State
South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Alabama A&M, Clark Atlanta, Fort Valley State, Morehouse, and Tuskegee
Western Football ConferencePortland State

Postseason[edit]

1991 NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs
Teams 16
Finals Site
Champions
Runner-Up
Semifinalists
Winning Coach
  • championship

The 1991 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 19th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, for the sixth time.

Playoff bracket[edit]

First round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Campus sites
Championship
Braly Municipal Stadium
Florence, AL
               
Pittsburg State 26
Butler 16
Pittsburg State 38
East Texas State 28
East Texas State 36
Grand Valley State 15
Pittsburg State 53
Portland State 21
Portland State 28
Northern Colorado 24
Portland State 37
Minnesota State–Mankato 27
Minnesota State–Mankato 27
North Dakota State 7
Pittsburg State 23
Jacksonville State 6
Jacksonville State 49
Winston–Salem State 24
Jacksonville State 35
Mississippi College 7
Mississippi College 28
Wofford 15
Jacksonville State 27
Indiana (PA) 20
Indiana (PA) 56
Virginia Union 7
Indiana (PA) 52
Shippensburg 7
Shippensburg 34*
East Stroudsburg 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1991 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "History". uco.edu. Retrieved March 23, 2015.