1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1995 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1995
Playoff
Duration November 25 –
December 16, 1995
Championship site Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
Champion Montana Grizzlies
Payton Award Dave DickensonQB (Montana)
Buchanan Award Dexter CoakleyLB (Appalachian State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1995 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 1995, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 17, 1994, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The Montana Grizzlies won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 22−20.[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

One team upgraded to Division I-A and two new programs upgraded from Division II.

School 1994 Conference 1995 Conference
Hampton CIAA (II) MEAC (I-AA)
North Texas Southland (I-AA) I-A Independent
Wofford D-II Independent I-AA Independent

Conference standings[edit]

1995 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Montana $^ 6 1 0     13 2 0
#17 Idaho ^ 4 3 0     6 5 0
#21 Boise State 4 3 0     7 4 0
#22 Northern Arizona 4 3 0     7 4 0
Weber State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Idaho State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Montana State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Eastern Washington 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Montana earned automatic berth and
    Idaho earned at-large berth in I-AA playoffs.
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1995 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton $ 5 1 1     8 1 1
Pennylvania 5 2 0     7 3 0
Cornell 5 2 0     6 4 0
Dartmouth 4 2 1     7 2 1
Columbia 3 4 0     3 6 1
Brown 2 5 0     5 5 0
Yale 2 5 0     3 7 0
Harvard 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1995 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Appalachian State $^   8 0         12 1  
Marshall ^   7 1         12 3  
Georgia Southern ^   5 3         9 4  
Furman   5 3         6 5  
East Tennessee State   4 4         4 7  
VMI   3 5         4 7  
Chattanooga   2 6         4 7  
Western Carolina   2 6         3 7  
The Citadel   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1995 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 McNeese State $^ 5 0 0     13 1 0
#4 Stephen F. Austin 4 1 0     11 2 0
Northwestern State 2 3 0     6 5 0
Sam Houston State 2 3 0     5 5 0
Southwest Texas State 2 3 0     4 7 0
Nicholls State 0 5 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1995 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New England
Rhode Island x 6 2 0     7 4 0
#23 Connecticut 5 3 0     8 3 0
New Hampshire 4 4 0     6 5 0
UMass 3 5 0     6 5 0
Boston University 1 7 0     3 8 0
Maine 1 7 0     3 8 0
Mid–Atlantic
#7 Delaware x$^ 8 0 0     11 2 0
#13 James Madison ^ 6 2 0     8 4 0
#19 William & Mary 5 3 0     7 4 0
#20 Richmond 5 3 0     7 3 1
Villanova 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northeastern 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

American West Conference – Sacramento State
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Eastern Illinois and Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Princeton
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Ohio Valley Conference – Murray State
Patriot League – Lehigh
Pioneer Football League – Drake
Southern Conference – Appalachian State
Southland Conference – McNeese State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Delaware

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
Edwards Stadium
Huntington, WV
               
Idaho 3
McNeese State* 33
McNeese State* 52
Delaware 18
Hofstra 17
Delaware* 33
McNeese State* 13
Marshall 25
Northern Iowa 35
Murray State* 34
Northern Iowa 24
Marshall* 41
Jackson State 8
Marshall* 38
Marshall 20
Montana 22
James Madison 24
Appalachian State* 31
Appalachian State* 17
Stephen F. Austin 27
Eastern Illinois 29
Stephen F. Austin* 34
Stephen F. Austin 14
Montana* 70
Georgia Southern 24
Troy State* 21
Georgia Southern 0
Montana* 45
Eastern Kentucky 0
Montana* 48

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013.