2014 NCAA Division III football season

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The 2014 NCAA Division III football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, was the most recent season of NCAA Division III football. The season began on September 4 and concluded on December 19 with title game of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. Wisconsin–Whitewater won their sixth Division III title with a 43–34 win over Mount Union at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. This was the ninth time in ten seasons that Mount Union and Wisconsin–Whitewater met in the title game.[1]

Teams[edit]

A list of Division III teams can be viewed on the D3football website.[2]

Conference summaries[edit]

Conference champions
  • American Southwest Conference – Mary Hardin–Baylor (9–0, 4–0)
  • Centennial Conference – Johns Hopkins (9–0, 8–0)
  • College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin – Wheaton (IL) (9–0, 6–0)
  • Eastern Collegiate Football Conference – Husson (8–2, 7–0)
  • Empire 8 Conference – Ithaca (7–2, 6–2)
  • Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Franklin (7–0, 7–2)
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Wartburg (9–0, 6–0)
  • Liberty League – Hobart (9–0, 6–0)
  • Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference – Framingham State (10–1, 8–0)
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Adrian (8–3, 5–1)
  • Middle Atlantic Conference – Widener (12–0, 9–0)
  • Midwest Conference – Macalester (9–2, 5–0)
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Saint John's (MN) (10–2, 7–1)
  • New England Football Conference – MIT (8–3, 7–0)
  • New England Small College Athletic Conference – Amherst (8–0, 8–0)
  • New Jersey Athletic Conference – Morrisville State (9–2, 6–1), Montclair State (8–2, 6–1), and Rowan (7–4, 6–1)
  • North Coast Athletic Conference – Wittenberg (8–1, 8–0)
  • Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference – Wisconsin Lutheran (7–3, 5–1)
  • Northwest Conference – Linfield (10–1, 6–1)
  • Ohio Athletic Conference – Mount Union (12–0, 9–0)
  • Old Dominion Athletic Conference – Hampden–Sydney (7–4, 5–2)
  • Presidents' Athletic Conference – Thomas More (8–2, 7–1) and Washington & Jefferson (9–1, 7–1)
  • Southern Athletic Association – Centre (10–1, 6–0)
  • Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Chapman (7–1, 6–0)
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference – Texas Lutheran (8–1, 2–0)
  • University Athletic Association – Chicago (8–1, 3–0)
  • Upper Midwest Athletic Conference – St. Scholastica (10–0, 9–0)
  • United States South Athletic Conference – Christopher Newport (8–2, 6–1)
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Wisconsin–Whitewater (9–0, 6–0)

Headlines[edit]

  • October 18
    • Lance Leipold, head coach at Wisconsin–Whitewater, sets an all-divisions NCAA record for the fewest games required to reach 100 career wins, doing so in his 106th career game, a 52–3 blowout of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. The previous record was set by Hall of Fame coach Gil Dobie, who reached the 100-win mark in his 108th game at Cornell in 1921.[3]

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 22
Campus Sites
  Second Round
November 29
Campus Sites
  Quarterfinals
December 6
Campus Sites
  Semifinals
December 13
Campus Sites
  National Championship Game
December 19
                                   
Wisconsin–Whitewater* 55  
Macalester 2     Wisconsin–Whitewater* 38  
Wabash* 33   Wabash 14  
Franklin 14       Wisconsin–Whitewater* 37  
Saint John's (MN)* 35       Wartburg 33  
St. Scholastica 7     St. John's (MN) 10
Wartburg* 37   Wartburg* 21  
St. Thomas (MN) 31       Wisconsin–Whitewater* 20  
Widener* 36       Linfield 14  
Muhlenberg 35     Widener* 37  
Delaware Valley* 26   Christopher Newport 27  
Christopher Newport 29       Widener* 7
Linfield* 55       Linfield 45  
Chapman 24     Linfield 31
Mary Hardin–Baylor* 27   Mary Hardin–Baylor* 28  
Texas Lutheran 20       Wisconsin-Whitewater 43
Wesley* 52       Mount Union 34
Hampden–Sydney 7     Wesley* 59  
Husson* 20   MIT 0  
MIT 27*       Wesley* 41  
Johns Hopkins* 24       Hobart 13  
Rowan 16     Johns Hopkins 21
Hobart* 22   Hobart* 24  
Ithaca 15       Wesley 21
Wheaton (IL)* 43       Mount Union* 70  
Benedictine (IL) 14     Wheaton (IL)* 12  
John Carroll* 63   John Carroll 14  
Centre 28       John Carroll 28
Wittenberg* 25       Mount Union* 36  
Washington & Jefferson 41     Washington & Jefferson 0
Mount Union* 63   Mount Union* 67  
Adrian 3  

Home team    † Overtime    Winner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 Division III football schedule - D3football
  2. ^ "Division III Team Pages", D3football.com. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lance Leipold fastest to 100 wins". ESPN.com. October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014.