Mississippi College Choctaws football

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Mississippi College Choctaws
First season c. 1907
Head coach John Bland
Location Clinton, Mississippi
Conference Gulf South Conference
Past conferences Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Conference titles 4
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
         
Website GoChoctaws

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.

History[edit]

"Goat" Hale.

The first year of the team was in 1907.[2][3] The 1921 team was led by Hall of Famer Edwin "Goat" Hale.[4]

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.

Program achievements[edit]

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[edit]

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current GSC opponents:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First
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
Shorter 1 2 0 .333 Won 1 2014
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
Totals 63 82 7 .438

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors & Fonts - Identity Manual". Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Choctaws Football Record Book" (PDF). 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  3. ^ "The Official Site of Mississippi College Choctaws - History of Mississippi College Athletics". Gochoctaws.com. 1963-11-23. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  4. ^ "National Football Foundation > Programs > College Football Hall of Fame > SearchDetail". Footballfoundation.org. 1983-03-25. Retrieved 2016-05-20.