The 2009 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 2009, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2009 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their second Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 38−28. This was the fifth 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 Blaine Westemeyer, offensive tackle from Augustana (IL).[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 2009 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 37th 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 17th 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 55  
 Washington & Jefferson 0      Mount Union 62  
 Montclair State 38      Montclair State 14  
 Maine Maritime 22        Mount Union 55  
 Albright 35      Albright 3  
 Alfred 25      Albright 27  
 Delaware Valley 66      Delaware Valley 3  
 Susquehanna 7        Mount Union 24  
 Wesley 55      Wesley 7  
 North Carolina Wesleyan 23      Wesley 43  
 Mississippi College 56      Mississippi College 9  
 Huntingdon 35      Wesley 12
 Johns Hopkins 23      Johns Hopkins 0  
 Hampden–Sydney 7      Johns Hopkins 31  
 Thomas More 49      Thomas More 29  
 DePauw 39        Mount Union 28
 Wisconsin–Whitewater 70      Wisconsin–Whitewater 38
 Lakeland 7      Wisconsin–Whitewater 45
 Illinois Wesleyan 41      Illinois Wesleyan 7  
 Wabash 35      Wisconsin–Whitewater 31
 Trine 51      Wittenberg 13  
 Case 38      Trine 17  
 Wittenberg 42      Wittenberg 34  
 Mount St. Joseph 14      Wisconsin–Whitewater 27  
 Coe 34      Linfield 17  
 Saint John's (MN) 27      Coe 7       
 St. Thomas (MN) 43      St. Thomas (MN) 34       
 Monmouth (IL) 21      St. Thomas (MN) 20
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 42      Linfield 31  
 Central (IA) 40      Mary Hardin–Baylor 21
 Linfield 38      Linfield 53  
 California Lutheran 17  


See alsoEdit


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