The 1998 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 1998, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 1998 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their fourth, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Rowan Profs, 44−24.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Scott Hvistendahl, wide receiver and punter from Augsburg.[1]

Conference champions[edit | edit source]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The 1998 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 26th 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 Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia for the second time. As of 2014, Salem has remained the yearly host of the Stagg Bowl. This was the final bracket to feature sixteen teams before expanding to 32 teams in 1998.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit | edit source]

  Regionals
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
Semifinals
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
                                     
 Mount Union 21  
 Albion 19  
   Mount Union 21  
 
   Wittenberg 19  
 Wittenberg 13
 Millikin 10  
   Mount Union 34  
   Trinity (TX) 29  
 Lycoming 49  
 Catholic 14  
   Lycoming 21
 
   Trinity (TX) 37  
 Trinity (TX) 30
 McDaniel 20  
   Mount Union 44
   Rowan 24
 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 28  
 Central (IA) 21  
   Wisconsin–Eau Claire 10
 
   Saint John's (MN) 3  
 Saint John's (MN) 33
 Pacific Lutheran 20  
   Wisconsin–Eau Claire 19
   Rowan 22  
 Buffalo State 38  
 Springfield 35  
   Buffalo State 17
 
   Rowan 19  
 Rowan 26
 TCNJ 2  

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