2004 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2004 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 2004, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2004 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Linfield Wildcats won their first Division III championship by defeating the Mary Hardin–Baylor Crusaders, 28−21.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Rocky Myers, safety from Wesley (DE).[1]

Conference standings[edit]

2004 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Washington & Jefferson $^   5 0         12 1  
Thiel   4 1         7 3  
Waynesburg   3 2         7 3  
Westminster (PA)   2 3         5 5  
Grove City   1 4         3 7  
Bethany (WV)   0 5         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 2004 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 12th time. This was the last bracket to feature 28 teams before expanding to 32 teams in 2005.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Linfield 52
UW–La Crosse 37 UW–La Crosse 14
St. Norbert 23 Linfield 56
Occidental 28 Occidental 27
Willamette 14 Occidental 42
Concordia–Moorhead 28 Concordia–Moorhead 40
Wartburg 14 Linfield 52
Rowan 0
Rowan 45
Hobart 35 Hobart 14
Curry 16 Rowan 56
St. John Fisher 31 Delaware Valley 7
Muhlenberg 3 St. John Fisher 20
Delaware Valley 21 Delaware Valley 26
Shenandoah 17 Linfield 28
Mary Hardin–Baylor 21
Hardin–Simmons 28
Mary Hardin–Baylor 32 Mary Hardin–Baylor 42
Trinity (TX) 31 Mary Hardin–Baylor 52
Christopher Newport 35 Wash. & Jefferson 16
Salisbury 24 Christopher Newport 14
Wash. & Jefferson 55** Wash. & Jefferson 24
Bridgewater (VA) 48 Mary Hardin–Baylor 38
Mount Union 35
Mount Union 27
Wheaton (IL) 31 Wheaton (IL) 6
Mount St. Joseph 7 Mount Union 38
Carthage 31 Carthage 20
Alma 28 Carthage 14
Wooster 41 Wooster 7
Aurora 34

Overtime

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "2004 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved November 28, 2014.