|2005 NCAA Division III football season|
|Regular season||August – November 2005|
The 2005 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 2005, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2005 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their eighth Division III championship by defeating the Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks, 35−28. This was the first of eight subsequent championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (5 wins); only the 2012 Stagg Bowl featured a different team.
Conference changes and new programsEdit
|School||2004 conference||2005 conference|
|Becker Hawks||No program||Independent|
The 2005 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 33rd 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 13th time. The bracket for this field expanded from 28 to 32 teams, where it has remained.
|National Championship Game|
Salem Football Stadium
|Saint John's (MN)||62||Wisconsin–Whitewater||44|
|Monmouth (IL)||3||Saint John's (MN)||7|
|Trinity (TX)||6||Mary Hardin–Baylor||36|
|Bridgewater (VA)||30||Bridgewater (VA)||7|
|Washington & Jefferson||21||Bridgewater (VA)||24|
|North Central (IL)||19||Mount Union||34|
|Mount Union||49||Mount Union||44|
|Mount St. Joseph||6||Mount Union||19|
|Union (NY)||55||Union (NY)||24|
- 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season
- 2005 NCAA Division I-AA football season
- 2005 NCAA Division II football season
- ↑ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_champs_records/2013/d3/champ.pdf. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- ↑ "2005 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 15. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_champs_records/2013/d3/champ.pdf. Retrieved November 28, 2014.