2012 NCAA Division III football season

The 2012 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 2012, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2012 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their eleventh Division III championship by defeating the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies, 28−10.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Scottie Williams, running back from Elmhurst (IL).[1]

2012 NCAA Division III football season
Regular seasonAugust – November 2012
PlayoffsNovember – December 2012
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, VA
ChampionMount Union (11)
Gagliardi TrophyScottie Williams (RB), Elmhurst (IL)

Conference champions

Conference champions


The 2012 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 40th 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 Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the 20th time.[2]

Playoff bracket

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
Linfield 27
Pacific Lutheran 24 Linfield 30
North Central (IL) 41 North Central (IL) 14
California Lutheran 21 Linfield 24
Bethel (MN) 24 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 31*
Concordia Chicago 23 Bethel (MN) 14
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 55 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 37
St. Scholastica 10 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 14
Hobart 38 St. Thomas (MN) 28
Washington & Lee 20 Hobart 35
Wittenberg 52 Wittenberg 10
Heidelberg 38 Hobart 7
Elmhurst 27 St. Thomas (MN) 47
Coe 24 Elmurst 17
St. Thomas (MN) 48 St. Thomas (MN) 24
St. Norbert 17 St. Thomas (MN) 10
Mary Hardin–Baylor 59 Mount Union 28
Louisiana College 20 Mary Hardin–Baylor 63
Franklin 42 Franklin 17
Adrian 10 Mary Hardin–Baylor 32
SUNY Cortland 20 Wesley 20
Framingham State 19 SUNY Cortland 6
Wesley 73 Wesley 56
Mount Ida 14 Mary Hardin–Baylor 35
Widener 44 Mount Union 48
Bridgewater State 14 Widener 28
Salisbury 17 Salisbury 7
Rowan 9 Widener 17
Johns Hopkins 42 Mount Union 72
Washington & Jefferson 10 Johns Hopkins 13
Mount Union 72 Mount Union 55
Christopher Newport 14


See also


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "2012 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
2012 Buffalo State Bengals football team

The 2012 Buffalo State Bengals football team represents Buffalo State College in the 2012 NCAA Division III football season. They are led by nineteenth year head coach Jerry Boyes and play their home games at Coyer Field. They are a member of the Empire 8. On September 15, 2012, Buffalo State went on the road and defeated the three-time defending Division III national champion #1 rated Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks 7-6, winning the game on a touchdown pass in the game's final seconds. The victory by the Bengals snapped Wisconsin–Whitewater's 46-game winning streak, preventing the Warhawks from extending the streak to 47 games, which would have been the third-longest winning streak in NCAA football history.

2012 Olivet Comets football team

The 2012 Olivet Comets football team, sometimes known as Team 112 in reference to the 112th season the Olivet football program had fielded a team, was an American football team that represented Olivet College during the 2012 NCAA Division III football season. The Comets play in the MIAA and played their home games at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet, Michigan. Olivet was led by Dan Pifer, who was in his first season.

The Comets finished the season with a 0-10 record, the third time the Comets had recorded a winless season in the past four years.

2012 St. Norbert Green Knights football team

The 2012 St. Norbert Green Knights football team represents St. Norbert College in the 2012 NCAA Division III football season. They are led by fourteenth year head coach Jim Purtill and play their home games at Schneider Stadium. They are a member of the Midwest Conference. On August 31, 2012, St. Norbert played their season opener against John Carroll at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The game was played as part of the 2012 Global Ireland Football Tournament. It marked the first time in 20 years an NCAA Division III regular season game was played in Europe.

2012 Victory Bowl

The 2012 Victory Bowl was a college football bowl game played on November 17, 2012 at Francis Field in Greenville, Illinois. It featured the Northwestern Eagles against the Greenville Panthers. The Panthers won 28-27 in overtime. It was Greenville's first Victory Bowl win after three previous losses. It was Northwestern's sixth Victory Bowl appearance.

2012 college football season

The 2012 college football season may refer to:

2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season

2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season

2012 NCAA Division II football season

2012 NCAA Division III football season

2012 NAIA Football National Championship

NCAA University Division
NCAA Division I/I-A/FBS
NCAA Division I-AA/FCS
NCAA College Division
NCAA Division II
NCAA Division III

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