The 2004 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 2004, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2004 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Linfield Wildcats won their first Division III championship by defeating the Mary Hardin–Baylor Crusaders, 28−21.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Rocky Myers, safety from Wesley (DE).[1]

Conference champions[edit | edit source]

Conference champions

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The 2004 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 32nd 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 12th time. This was the last bracket to feature 28 teams before expanding to 32 teams in 2005.[2]

Playoff bracket[edit | edit source]

First Round
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Second Round
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National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
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          Linfield 52  
 UW–La Crosse 37      UW–La Crosse 14  
 St. Norbert 23        Linfield 56  
 Occidental 28      Occidental 27  
 Willamette 14      Occidental 42  
 Concordia–Moorhead 28      Concordia–Moorhead 40  
 Wartburg 14        Linfield 52  
          Rowan 0  
          Rowan 45  
 Hobart 35      Hobart 14  
 Curry 16      Rowan 56
 St. John Fisher 31      Delaware Valley 7  
 Muhlenberg 3      St. John Fisher 20  
 Delaware Valley 21      Delaware Valley 26  
 Shenandoah 17        Linfield 28
          Mary Hardin–Baylor 21
          Hardin–Simmons 28
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 32      Mary Hardin–Baylor 42  
 Trinity (TX) 31      Mary Hardin–Baylor 52
 Christopher Newport 35      Wash. & Jefferson 16  
 Salisbury 24      Christopher Newport 14  
 Wash. & Jefferson 55**      Wash. & Jefferson 24  
 Bridgewater (VA) 48      Mary Hardin–Baylor 38  
          Mount Union 35  
          Mount Union 27       
 Wheaton (IL) 31      Wheaton (IL) 6       
 Mount St. Joseph 7      Mount Union 38
 Carthage 31      Carthage 20  
 Alma 28      Carthage 14
 Wooster 41      Wooster 7  
 Aurora 34  


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