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1985 NCAA Division III football season

The 1985 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 1985, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1985 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the third of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Ithaca Bombers by a final score of 20−7.[1]

Conference champions

Conference champions


The 1985 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 13th 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 Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the eleventh year and first time since 1982. This was the first tournament to feature sixteen teams after expanding from the eight team model in place since 1973.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
Ithaca 13
Union (NY) 12
Ithaca 50
Montclair State 28
Montclair State 28
Western Connecticut State 0
Ithaca 34
Gettysburg 0
Salisbury State 35
Carnegie Mellon 22
Salisbury State 6
Gettysburg 22
Gettysburg 14
Lycoming 10
Ithaca 7
Augustana (IL) 20
Augustana (IL) 26
Albion 10
Augustana (IL) 21
Mount Union 14
Mount Union 35
Denison 3
Augustana (IL) 14
Central (IA) 7
Central (IA) 27
Coe 7
Central (IA) 71
Occidental 0
Occidental 28
Saint John's (MN) 10

See also


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1985 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. p. 14. Retrieved November 7, 2014.