The 2002 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on September 7, 2002, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 14, 2002 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Valdosta State Blazers, 31–24, to win their first Division II national title.
|2002 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||September 7 – November 16, 2002|
|Playoffs||November 23 – December 14, 2002|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium|
|Champion||Grand Valley State|
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Curt Anes, Grand Valley State|
|School||2001 Conference||2002 Conference|
|Gardner-Webb||D-II Independent||Big South (I-AA)|
|Saint Augustine's||Program Revived||CIAA (D-II)|
|Savannah State||D-II Independent||I-AA Independent|
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Fayetteville State
|2002 NCAA Division II Football Championship|
The 2002 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 29th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama for the 15th time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
|Grand Valley State||31|
|Grand Valley State||62|
|Grand Valley State||62|
|Saginaw Valley State||23|
|Grand Valley State||44|
|Northwest Missouri State||45|
|Northwest Missouri State||12|
|Northern Colorado Bears||49|
|Central Missouri State||28|
The 2002 Humboldt State Lumberjacks football team represented Humboldt State University during the 2002 NCAA Division II football season. Humboldt State competed in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
The 2002 Lumberjacks were led by third-year head coach Doug Adkins. They played home games at the Redwood Bowl in Arcata, California. Humboldt State finished the season with a record of one win and ten losses (1–10, 0–3 GNAC). The Lumberjacks were outscored by their opponents 182–376 for the 2002 season.2002 NCAA Division III football season
The 2002 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 2002, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2002 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their seventh, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Trinity (TX) Tigers, 48−7.
The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Dan Pugh, running back from Mount Union.2002 NCAA Division II football rankings
The 2002 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). This is for the 2002 season.2002 UC Davis Aggies football team
The 2002 UC Davis football team represented the University of California, Davis in the 2002 NCAA Division II football season. They played as a Division II independent in 2002. They would stay an independent until 2004 when they became a charter member of the Great West Conference (GWC).
The 2002 Aggies were led by tenth-year head coach Bob Biggs and played their home games at Toomey Field. UC Davis finished the regular season with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2). This was the 33rd consecutive year UC Davis finished with a winning record.
At the end of the season the Aggies were ranked #14 and were invited to the Division II playoffs for the seventh year in a row. In the first round they upset previously unbeaten and 5th-ranked Central Washington in Ellensburg, Washington. In the second round (quarterfinal) they were upset by 20th-ranked Texas A&M–Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. This was the fifth time in seven years the Aggies faced the Javelinas in the Division II playoffs. The loss brought the Aggies final record to nine wins and three losses (9–3). The Aggies outscored their opponents 368–223 for the season.2002 college football season
The 2002 college football season may refer to:
2002 NCAA Division I-A football season
2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season
2002 NCAA Division II football season
2002 NCAA Division III football season
2002 NAIA Football National Championship
|Records & statistics|
|NCAA University Division|
|NCAA Division I/I-A/FBS|
|NCAA Division I-AA/FCS|
|NCAA College Division|
|NCAA Division II|
|NCAA Division III|