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1987 NCAA Division III football season

The 1987 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 1987, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1987 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Wagner Seahawks won their first Division III championship by defeating the Dayton Flyers, 19−3. Due to NCAA rule changes in 1991, both schools are now members Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA).[1]

Conference champions

Conference champions


The 1987 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 15th 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 13th time and for the third consecutive year. Like the previous two tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
Wagner 38
Rochester (NY) 14
Wagner 21
Fordham 0
Fordham 41
Hofstra 6
Wagner 20
Emory & Henry 13
Washington & Jefferson 23*
Allegheny 17
Washington & Jefferson 16
Emory & Henry 23
Emory & Henry 49
Ferrum 7
Wagner 19
Dayton 3
Dayton 52
Capital (OH) 28
Dayton 38
Augustana (IL) 36
Augustana (IL) 53
Hiram 0
Dayton 34
Central (IA) 0
St. John's (MN) 7
Gustavus Adolphus 3
St. John's (MN) 3
Central (IA) 13
Central (IA) 17
Menlo 0

See also


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1987 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. p. 14. Retrieved November 13, 2014.