The 1989 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 1989, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1989 at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama. The Dayton Flyers won their second Division III championship by defeating the Union (NY) Dutchmen, 17−7.[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit | edit source]

School 1988 Conference 1989 Conference
Fordham Liberty (D-III) I-AA Independent

Conference champions[edit | edit source]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The 1989 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 17th 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 15th, and final, time and for the fifth consecutive year. Like the previous four tournaments, this year's bracket featured sixteen teams.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit | edit source]

  First Round
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National Championship Game
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Phenix City, Alabama
 Union (NY) 42  
 SUNY Cortland 14  
   Union (NY) 45  
   Montclair State 6  
 Montclair State 23
 Hofstra 6  
   Union (NY) 37  
   Ferrum 21  
 Lycoming 21  
 Dickinson 0  
   Lycoming 24
   Ferrum 49  
 Ferrum 41
 Wash. & Jeff.[3] 7  
   Union (NY) 7
   Dayton 17
 Dayton 35  
 John Carroll 10  
   Dayton 28
   Millikin 16  
 Millikin 21
 Augustana (IL) 12  
   Dayton 28
   Saint John's (MN) 0  
 Central (IA) 55  
 St. Norbert 7  
   Central (IA) 24
   Saint John's (MN) 27  
 Saint John's (MN) 42
 Simpson 35  

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