The 2011 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 2011, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2011 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won their fourth, and third consecutive, Division III championship by defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 13−10. This was the seventh 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 Michael Zweifel, wide receiver from Dubuque.[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 2011 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 39th 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 19th time.[2]

Playoff bracketEdit

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
 Wisconsin–Whitewater 59  
 Albion 0      Wisconsin–Whitewater 41  
 Franklin 24      Franklin 14  
 Thomas More 21        Wisconsin–Whitewater 34  
 Kean 34      Salisbury 14  
 Christopher Newport 10      Kean 47  
 Salisbury 62      Salisbury 49  
 Western New England 24        Wisconsin–Whitewater 20  
 St. Thomas (MN) 48      St. Thomas (MN) 0  
 St. Scholastica 2      St. Thomas (MN) 38  
 Monmouth (IL) 33      Monmouth (IL) 10  
 Illinois Wesleyan 24      St. Thomas (MN) 45
 St. John Fisher 23      St. John Fisher 10  
 Johns Hopkins 12      St. John Fisher 27  
 Delaware Valley 62      Delaware Valley 14  
 Norwich 10        Wisconsin–Whitewater 13
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 34      Mount Union 10
 Redlands 13      Mary Hardin–Baylor 49
 McMurry 25      McMurry 20  
 Trinity (TX) 16      Mary Hardin–Baylor 24
 Linfield 30      Wesley 27  
 California Lutheran 27      Linfield 34  
 Wesley 35      Wesley 49  
 Hobart 28      Wesley 21  
 Wabash 38      Mount Union 28  
 Illinois College 20      Wabash 29       
 North Central (IL) 59      North Central (IL) 28       
 Dubuque 13      Wabash 8
 Centre 51      Mount Union 20  
 Hampden–Sydney 41      Centre 10
 Mount Union 47      Mount Union 30  
 Benedictine (IL) 7  


See alsoEdit


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.