The 2000 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 2000, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2000 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their fifth Division III championship by defeating the Saint John's (MN) Johnnies, 10−7.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chad Johnson, quarterback from Pacific Lutheran.[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 2000 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 28th 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 eighth time. This was the second bracket to feature 28 teams since last expanding in 1999.[2]

Playoff bracketEdit

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
          Mount Union 32  
 Ohio Northern 47      Ohio Northern 15  
 Millikin 21        Mount Union 32  
 Hanover 20      Wittenberg 21  
 Hope 3      Hanover 21  
 Wittenberg 31      Wittenberg 32  
 Aurora 20        Mount Union 70  
          Widener 30  
          Brockport 6  
 Springfield 31      Springfield 13  
 Montclair State 29      Springfield 27
 Widener 33      Widener 61  
 Union (NY) 26      Widener 40  
 Hobart 25      Hobart 14  
 Bridgewater State 0        Mount Union 10
          Saint John's (MN) 7
          Linfield 17
 Central (IA) 28      Central (IA) 20*  
 St. Norbert 14      Central (IA) 18
 Pacific Lutheran 41      Saint John's (MN) 21  
 Bethel (MN) 13      Pacific Lutheran 21  
 Saint John's (MN) 20      Saint John's (MN) 28*  
 UW–Stout 19      Saint John's (MN) 38  
          Hardin–Simmons 14  
          Hardin–Simmons 32       
 McDaniel 38      McDaniel 10       
 Emory & Henry 14      Hardin–Simmons 33
 Trinity (TX) 21      Trinity (TX) 30  
 Wesley 3      Trinity (TX) 47*
 Bridgewater (VA) 59      Bridgewater (VA) 41  
 Wash. & Jefferson 42  


See alsoEdit


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