1983 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1983 NCAA Division III football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division III level, began in August 1983, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1983 at Galbreath Field in Kings Island, Mason, Ohio. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won their first of four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Union Dutchmen by a final score of 21−17.[1]

Conference and program changes[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

1983 Presidents' Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Carnegie Mellon $^ 7 0 0     9 1 0
Case Western Reserve 6 1 0     8 1 0
John Carroll 4 3 0     4 5 0
Washington & Jefferson 3 3 1     3 5 1
Bethany (WV) 3 4 0     4 5 0
Hiram 2 4 1     3 5 1
Allegheny 2 5 0     4 5 0
Thiel 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit]

The 1983 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 11th 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 Galbreath Field at the College Football Hall of Fame in Kings Island, Mason, Ohio for the first time. Like the previous eight championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Galbreath Field
Kings Island, Mason, OH
         
Union (NY) 51
Hofstra 19
Union (NY) 23
Salisbury State 21
Salisbury State 16
Carnegie Mellon 14
Union (NY) 17
Augustana (IL) 21
Augustana (IL) 22
Adrian 21
Augustana (IL) 21
Wisconsin–La Crosse 15
Wisconsin–La Crosse 43
Occidental 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "1983 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 7, 2014.