|1976 NCAA Division III football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1976|
The 1976 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 1976, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1976 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Saint John's Johnnies won their first Division III championship, defeating the Towson State Tigers by a final score of 31−28.
Conference and program changesEdit
- The Virginia College Conference (now the Old Dominion Athletic Conference) began football play in 1976.
The 1976 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the fourth 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 fourth consecutive year. Like the previous championship, eight teams competed in this edition.
|National Championship Game|
Phenix City, AL
|Saint John's (MN)||46|
|St. John's (MN)||61|
|Buena Vista (OT)||20|
|St. John's (MN)||31|
- ↑ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_champs_records/2013/d3/champ.pdf. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- ↑ "1976 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 14. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_champs_records/2013/d3/champ.pdf. Retrieved October 31, 2014.