1978 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1978 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 1978, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1978 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers by a final score of 24−10.[1]

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions


The 1978 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the sixth annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division III college football. The championship game was held at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the sixth consecutive year. Like the previous three championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket[edit]

Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
Minnesota–Morris 23
St. Olaf 10
Minnesota–Morris 14
Wittenberg 35
Wittenberg 6
Ithaca 3
Wittenberg 10
Baldwin Wallace 24
Carnegie Mellon 24
Dayton 21
Carnegie Mellon 6
Baldwin Wallace 31
Baldwin Wallace 71
St. Lawrence 7


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "1978 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 1, 2014.