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1986 NCAA Division III football season

The 1986 NCAA Division III football season, part of the college football season organized by the NCAA at the Division III level in the United States, began in August 1986, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1986 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the fourth of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Salisbury State Sea Gulls by a final score of 31−3.[1]

Conference champions

Conference champions


The 1986 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 14th 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 twelfth time and for the second consecutive year. Like the previous tournament, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
Ithaca (OT) 24
Union (NY) 17
Ithaca 29
Montclair State 15
Montclair State 24
Hofstra 21
Ithaca 40
Salisbury State 44
Susquehanna 35
Washington & Jefferson 22
Susquehanna 17
Salisbury State 31
Salisbury State 14
Emory & Henry 10
Salisbury State 3
Augustana (IL) 31
Mount Union 26
Dayton 10
Mount Union 7
Augustana (IL) 16
Augustana (IL) 35
Hope 3
Augustana (IL) 41
Concordia–Moorhead 7
Central (IA) 27
Buena Vista 7
Central (IA) 14
Concordia–Moorhead 17
Concordia–Moorhead 28
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 10

See also


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1986 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. p. 14. Retrieved November 8, 2014.