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2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season

2002 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 2002
Playoff
Duration November 30 – December 20, 2002
Championship site Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN
Champion Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Payton Award Tony RomoQB (Eastern Illinois)
Buchanan Award Rashean MathisFS (Bethune-Cookman)
Division I-AA football season

The 2002 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 2002, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 20, 2002, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won their first I-AA championship, defeating the McNeese State Cowboys by a final score of 34−14[1]

Conference standings

2002 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
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Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2002 Big Sky football standings
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Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
2002 Big South football standings
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Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
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2002 Ivy League football standings
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2002 MAAC football standings
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2002 MEAC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Morgan State Bears football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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2002 NEC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Saint Francis Red Flash football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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2002 Patriot League football standings
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Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2002 Pioneer Football League football standings
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2002 Southern Conference football standings
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Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
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Conference champions

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – Maine and Northeastern
Big Sky Conference – Idaho State, Montana, and Montana State
Big South ConferenceGardner-Webb
Gateway Football Conference – Western Illinois and Western Kentucky
Ivy League – Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Bethune-Cookman
Northeast Conference – Albany (NY)
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Illinois and Murray State
Patriot League – Colgate and Fordham
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Georgia Southern
Southland Conference – McNeese State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Grambling State

Postseason

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

First Round
November 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 20
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, TN
        
McNeese State* 21
Montana State 14
McNeese State* 24
Montana 20
Montana* 45
Northwestern State 14
McNeese State* 39
Villanova 28
Villanova* 45
Furman 38
Villanova* 24
Fordham 10
Northeastern* 24
Fordham 29
McNeese State 14
Western Kentucky 34
Georgia Southern* 34
Bethune-Cookman 0
Georgia Southern* 31
Maine 7
Appalachian State* 13
Maine 14
Georgia Southern* 28
Western Kentucky 31
Western Kentucky* 59
Murray State 20
Western Kentucky 31
Western Illinois* 28
Western Illinois* 48
Eastern Illinois 9

* Denotes host institution

References

  1. ^ "2002 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.