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1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season

1997 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1997
Playoff
Duration November 29 – December 20, 1997
Championship site Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN
Champion Youngstown State Penguins
Payton Award Brian FinneranWR (Villanova)
Buchanan Award Chris McNeilDE (North Carolina A&T)
Division I-AA football season

The 1997 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 1997, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 20, 1997, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Youngstown State Penguins won their fourth I-AA championship, defeating the McNeese State Cowboys by a final score of 10−9[1]

Conference standings

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† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 ConferenceVillanova
Big Sky Conference – Eastern Washington
Gateway Football Conference – Western Illinois
Ivy League – Harvard
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Georgetown
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Hampton
Northeast ConferenceRobert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Patriot League – Colgate
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Georgia Southern
Southland Conference – McNeese State and Northwestern State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Southern

Postseason

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

First Round
November 29
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 6
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 13
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 20
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, TN
        
Villanova* 49
Colgate 28
Villanova* 34
Youngstown State 37
Youngstown State* 28
Hampton 13
Youngstown State 25
Eastern Washington* 14
Western Kentucky* 42
Eastern Kentucky 14
Western Kentucky 21
Eastern Washington* 38
Eastern Washington* 40
Northwestern State 10
Youngstown State 10
McNeese State 9
Delaware* 24
Hofstra 14
Delaware* 16
Georgia Southern 7
Georgia Southern* 52
Florida A&M 37
Delaware* 21
McNeese State 23
McNeese State* 19
Montana 14
McNeese State 14
Western Illinois* 12
Western Illinois* 31
Jackson State 24

* Denotes host institution

References

  1. ^ "1997 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.