2000 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2000 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 2000, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2000 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their fifth Division III championship by defeating the Saint John's (MN) Johnnies, 10−7.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chad Johnson, quarterback from Pacific Lutheran.[1]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions


The 2000 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 28th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship Stagg Bowl game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the eighth time. This was the second bracket to feature 28 teams since last expanding in 1999.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Mount Union 32
Ohio Northern 47 Ohio Northern 15
Millikin 21 Mount Union 32
Hanover 20 Wittenberg 21
Hope 3 Hanover 21
Wittenberg 31 Wittenberg 32
Aurora 20 Mount Union 70
Widener 30
Brockport 6
Springfield 31 Springfield 13
Montclair State 29 Springfield 27
Widener 33 Widener 61
Union (NY) 26 Widener 40
Hobart 25 Hobart 14
Bridgewater State 0 Mount Union 10
Saint John's (MN) 7
Linfield 17
Central (IA) 28 Central (IA) 20*
St. Norbert 14 Central (IA) 18
Pacific Lutheran 41 Saint John's (MN) 21
Bethel (MN) 13 Pacific Lutheran 21
Saint John's (MN) 20 Saint John's (MN) 28*
UW–Stout 19 Saint John's (MN) 38
Hardin–Simmons 14
Hardin–Simmons 32
McDaniel 38 McDaniel 10
Emory & Henry 14 Hardin–Simmons 33
Trinity (TX) 21 Trinity (TX) 30
Wesley 3 Trinity (TX) 47*
Bridgewater (VA) 59 Bridgewater (VA) 41
Wash. & Jefferson 42


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "2000 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 28, 2014.