1979 NCAA Division I-AA football season
|1979 NCAA Division I-AA season|
|Duration||August – November 1979|
|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.
Big Sky Conference – Montana State
NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket
|National Championship Game|
|Eastern Kentucky* (2OT)||33|
* Denotes host institution
- "1979 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 20, 2013.