The 1991 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 1991, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1991 at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Florida. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Dayton Flyers, 34−20.
|1991 NCAA Division III football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1991|
|Playoffs||November – December 1991|
|School||1990 Conference||1991 Conference|
|UAB||New Program||D-III Independent|
|Charleston Southern||New Program||D-III Independent|
The 1991 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 19th 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 second time. Like the previous six tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.
|National Championship Game|
|Washington & Jefferson||16|
|St. John's (MN)||75|
|Saint John's (MN)||29|
|Saint John's (MN)||7|
The 1991 NAIA Division II football season, as part of the 1991 college football season in the United States and the 36th season of college football sponsored by the NAIA, was the 22nd season of play of the NAIA's lower division for football.
The season was played from August to November 1991 and culminated in the 1991 NAIA Division II Football National Championship, played in Georgetown, Kentucky on the campus of Georgetown College.Georgetown (KY) defeated Pacific Lutheran in the championship game, 28–20, to win their first NAIA national title.1991 NAIA Division I football season
The 1991 NAIA Division I football season, as part of the 1991 college football season in the United States and the 36th season of college football sponsored by the NAIA, was the 22nd season of play of the NAIA's top division for football.
The season was played from August to November 1991 and culminated in the 1991 NAIA Champion Bowl playoffs and the 1991 NAIA Champion Bowl, played this year on December 14, 1991 at McPherson Stadium in Wilberforce, Ohio, on the campus of Central State University.Central Arkansas defeated Central State (OH), the defending national champions, in the Champion Bowl, 19–16, to win their third NAIA national title. It was the Bears' first non-shared national title.1991 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team
The 1991 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos football team represented University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) during the 1991 NCAA Division III football season.
The Gauchos competed as an NCAA Division III independent in 1991. The team was led by second-year head coach Rick Candaele, and played home games at Campus Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. They finished the season with a record of five wins and three losses (5–3) and were outscored by their opponents 217–218 for the season. Candaele finished his two years as head coach with a record of 11–7, a .611 winning percentage.
In 1992, the NCAA legislated that Division I colleges must play at that level in all sports. As UCSB played at the Division I level in basketball and other sports, that would have required a significant upgrade to the football program. A new student fee was proposed to the students, but it was defeated. These two situations forced UC Santa Barbara to drop the football program again (it had previously been stopped after the 1971 season).1991 college football season
The 1991 college football season may refer to:
1991 NCAA Division I-A football season
1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season
1991 NCAA Division II football season
1991 NCAA Division III football season
1991 NAIA Division I football season
1991 NAIA Division II football season
|NCAA University Division|
|NCAA Division I/I-A/FBS|
|NCAA Division I-AA/FCS|
|NCAA College Division|
|NCAA Division II|
|NCAA Division III|