The 1986 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 1986, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1986 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Augustana (IL) Vikings won the fourth of their four consecutive Division III championships by defeating the Salisbury State Sea Gulls by a final score of 31−3.[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 1986 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 14th 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 Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama for the twelfth time and for the second consecutive year. Like the previous tournament, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracketEdit

  First Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
 Ithaca (OT) 24  
 Union (NY) 17  
   Ithaca 29  
   Montclair State 15  
 Montclair State 24
 Hofstra 21  
   Ithaca 40  
   Salisbury State 44  
 Susquehanna 35  
 Washington & Jefferson 22  
   Susquehanna 17
   Salisbury State 31  
 Salisbury State 35
 Emory & Henry 20  
   Salisbury State 3
   Augustana (IL) 31
 Mount Union 42  
 Dayton 36  
   Mount Union 7
   Augustana (IL) 16  
 Augustana (IL) 35
 Hope 3  
   Augustana (IL) 41
   Concordia–Moorhead 7  
 Central (IA) 27  
 Buena Vista 7  
   Central (IA) 14
   Concordia–Moorhead 17  
 Concordia–Moorhead 28
 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 10  

See alsoEdit


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