The 1988 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 1988, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1988 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Ithaca Bombers won their third Division III championship by defeating the Central (IA) Dutch, 39−24.[1]

Conference champions[edit | edit source]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The 1988 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 16th 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 14th time and for the fourth consecutive year. Like the previous three tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

NCAA Division III Playoff bracket[edit | edit source]

  First Round
Campus Sites
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National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
 SUNY Cortland 32  
 Hofstra 17  
   SUNY Cortland 17  
   Ithaca 24  
 Ithaca 34*
 Wagner 31  
   Ithaca 62  
   Ferrum 28  
 Ferrum 34  
 Rhodes 10  
   Ferrum 49
   Moravian 28  
 Moravian 17
 Widener 7  
   Ithaca 39
   Central (IA) 24
 Wittenberg 35*  
 Dayton 28  
   Wittenberg 14
   Augustana (IL) 28  
 Augustana (IL) 25
 Adrian 7  
   Augustana (IL) 17
   Central (IA) 23**  
 Central (IA) 7  
 Concordia–Moorhead 0  
   Central (IA) 16
   Wisconsin–Whitewater 13  
 Wisconsin–Whitewater 29
 Simpson 27  

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