Mississippi College Choctaws football
|Mississippi College Choctaws|
|First season||c. 1907|
|Head coach||John Bland|
|Conference||Gulf South Conference|
|Past conferences||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|Colors||Blue and Gold
The Mississippi College Choctaws football team represents Mississippi College. The school's teams are known as the Choctaws. Its major rival is Millsaps College in nearby Jackson. After a more than 40-year hiatus, the two teams began meeting on the football field again in 2000. The rivalry is dubbed the Backyard Brawl.
The team won the Division II National Championship in 1989, however, Mississippi College's football tournament participation, along with its NCAA Division II national football championship, were vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions for recruiting violations.
|Gulf South Conference Champions||1979, 1988, 1990|
|NCAA Division II Team Playoff Participants||1979, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991|
|NCAA Division II Regional Championships||1989, 1990|
|NCAA Division II National Championships|
All-time record vs. Gulf South Conference teams
Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current GSC opponents:
|Delta State||15||20||2||.432||Lost 5||1935|
|Florida Tech||0||3||0||.000||Lost 2||2014|
|North Alabama||14||17||2||.452||Lost 7||1963|
|Valdosta State||8||8||1||.500||Lost 7||1982|
|West Alabama||19||22||2||.465||Lost 6||1946|
|West Florida||0||1||0||.000||Lost 1||2016|
|West Georgia||6||9||0||.400||Lost 6||1984|
- "Colors & Fonts - Identity Manual". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
- "Choctaws Football Record Book" (PDF). 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
- "The Official Site of Mississippi College Choctaws - History of Mississippi College Athletics". Gochoctaws.com. 1963-11-23. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
- "National Football Foundation > Programs > College Football Hall of Fame > SearchDetail". Footballfoundation.org. 1983-03-25. Retrieved 2016-05-20.