The 2007 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 2007, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2007 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their first Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 31−21. This was the third of seven straight championship games between Mount Union (3 wins) and Wisconsin–Whitewater (4 wins).

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Justin Beaver, running back from Wisconsin–Whitewater.[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 2007 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 35th 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 15th time.[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 42  
 Ithaca 18      Mount Union 59  
 TCNJ 17      TCNJ 7  
 RPI 14        Mount Union 52  
 Curry 42      St. John Fisher 10  
 Hartwick 21      Curry 7  
 St. John Fisher 24      St. John Fisher 38  
 Hobart 7        Mount Union 62  
 Central (IA) 38      Bethel (MN) 14  
 Olivet 17      Central (IA) 37  
 Saint John's (MN) 41      Saint John's (MN) 7  
 Redlands 13      Central (IA) 13
 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 24      Bethel (MN) 27  
 St. Norbert 20      Wisconsin–Eau Claire 12  
 Bethel (MN) 28      Bethel (MN) 21  
 Concordia Wisconsin 0        Mount Union 21
 North Carolina Wesleyan 35*      Wisconsin–Whitewater 31
 Washington & Jefferson 34      North Carolina Wesleyan 0
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 52      Mary Hardin–Baylor 64  
 Trinity (TX) 23      Mary Hardin–Baylor 27
 Muhlenberg 31      Wesley 10  
 Salisbury 21      Muhlenberg 21  
 Wesley 45      Wesley 38  
 Hampden–Sydney 17      Mary Hardin–Baylor 7  
 Wisconsin–Whitewater 34      Wisconsin–Whitewater 16  
 Capital 14      Wisconsin–Whitewater 59       
 North Central (IL) 44      North Central (IL) 28       
 Franklin 42      Wisconsin–Whitewater 47
 Wabash 31      Wabash 7  
 Mount St. Joseph 21      Wabash 38
 Case 21      Case 23  
 Widener 20  


Bowl gamesEdit

Date Bowl Location Home team Away team Score
November 17 ECAC North Atlantic Bowl Currier Field
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Plymouth State Bridgewater State 24–21
November 17 Victory Bowl Reeves Field
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Geneva 45–17

See alsoEdit


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