The 1979 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 1979, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship in December 1979 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their first Division III championship, defeating the Wittenberg Tigers by a final score of 14−10 in a re-match of the 1975 championship (won by Wittenberg).[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit | edit source]

School 1978 Conference 1979 Conference
Central Florida New Program D-III Independent
Duquesne Revived Program D-III Independent

Conference champions[edit | edit source]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The 1979 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the seventh 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 seventh consecutive year. Like the previous four championships, eight teams competed in this edition.[2]

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, AL
                           
   Wittenberg 21  
 Millersville 14  
   Wittenberg 17  
   Widener 14  
 Widener 29
   Baldwin Wallace 8  
     Wittenberg 10
   Ithaca 14
   Carnegie Mellon 31  
 Minnesota–Morris 25  
   Carnegie Mellon 6
   Ithaca 15  
 Ithaca 27
   Dubuque 7  

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