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1979 NCAA Division I-AA football season

1979 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1979
Playoff
Duration December 8–15, 1979
Championship site Orlando Stadium, Orlando, FL
Champion Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Division I-AA football season

The 1979 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1979, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 15, 1979, at Orlando Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Lehigh Mountain Hawks by a final score of 30−7.[1]

Conference standings

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§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

Conference champions

Conference champions

Big Sky Conference – Montana State
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Morgan State
Ohio Valley Conference – Murray State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Alcorn State and Grambling State
Yankee Conference – Boston University and Massachusetts

Postseason

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

Semifinals
December 8
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 15
Orlando Stadium
Orlando, FL
      
Lehigh 28
Murray State* 9
Lehigh 7
Eastern Kentucky 30
Nevada 30
Eastern Kentucky* (2OT) 33

* Denotes host institution

References

  1. "1979 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 20, 2013.