1990 NCAA Division III football season

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The 1990 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 1990, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1990 at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida. The Allegheny Gators won their first Division III championship by defeating the Lycoming Warriors, 17−7, in overtime.[1]

Conference and program changes[edit]

School 1989 Conference 1990 Conference
Davidson I-AA Independent D-III Independent

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions


The 1990 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 18th 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 Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida for the first time. Like the previous five tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Hawkins Stadium
Bradenton, Florida
Hofstra 35
SUNY Cortland 9
Hofstra 38
Trenton State 3
Trenton State 24
Ithaca 14
Hofstra 10
Lycoming 20
Washington & Jefferson 10
Ferrum 7
Washington & Jefferson 0
Lycoming 24
Lycoming 17
Carnegie Mellon 7
Lycoming 14
Allegheny 21*
Dayton 24
Augustana (IL) 14
Dayton 23
Allegheny 31
Allegheny 26
Mount Union 15
Allegheny 24
Central (IA) 7
St. Thomas (MN) 24
Wisconsin–Whitewater 23
St. Thomas (MN) 32
Central (IA) 33
Central (IA) 24
Redlands 14

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1990 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved November 20, 2014.