The 2001 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 2001, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2001 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their sixth, and second consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Bridgewater (VA) Eagles, 30−27.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Chuck Moore, running back from Mount Union.[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 2001 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 29th 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 ninth time. This was the third 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  
 Augustana (IL) 54      Augustana (IL) 7  
 Defiance 14        Mount Union 49  
 Wittenberg 38*      Wittenberg 21  
 Hardin–Simmons 35      Wittenberg 41  
 Thomas More 34      Thomas More 0  
 MacMurray 30        Mount Union 35  
          Saint John's (MN) 14  
          Central (IA) 21  
 Pacific Lutheran 27*      Pacific Lutheran 27*  
 Whitworth 26      Pacific Lutheran 6
 Saint John's (MN) 27      Saint John's (MN) 31  
 St. Norbert 20      Saint John's (MN) 9  
 UW–Stevens Point 37      UW–Stevens Point 7  
 Bethel (MN) 27        Mount Union 30
          Bridgewater (VA) 27
          RPI 10
 Ithaca 35      Ithaca 27  
 Montclair State 23      Ithaca 0
 Rowan 40      Rowan 48  
 Brockport 17      Rowan 43  
 West. Conn. State 8      West. Conn. State 14  
 Westfield State 7      Rowan 24  
          Bridgewater (VA) 29  
          Bridgewater (VA) 41       
 Trinity (TX) 30      Trinity (TX) 37       
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 6      Bridgewater (VA) 57
 Widener 56      Widener 32  
 Christopher Newport 7      Widener 46
 Wash. & Jefferson 24      Wash. & Jefferson 30  
 McDaniel 21  


See alsoEdit


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