The 2012 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 2012, and concluded with the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Stagg Bowl, in December 2012 at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia. The Mount Union Purple Raiders won their eleventh Division III championship by defeating the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies, 28−10.

The Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in Division III football, was awarded to Scottie Williams, running back from Elmhurst (IL).[1]

Conference championsEdit

Conference champions


The 2012 NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs were the 40th 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 20th time.[2]

Playoff bracketEdit

First Round
Campus Sites
Second Round
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
Salem Football Stadium
Salem, Virginia
 Linfield 27  
 Pacific Lutheran 24      Linfield 30  
 North Central (IL) 41      North Central (IL) 14  
 California Lutheran 21        Linfield 24  
 Bethel (MN) 24      Wisconsin–Oshkosh 31*  
 Concordia Chicago 23      Bethel (MN) 14  
 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 55      Wisconsin–Oshkosh 37  
 St. Scholastica 10        Wisconsin–Oshkosh 14  
 Hobart 38      St. Thomas (MN) 28  
 Washington & Lee 20      Hobart 35  
 Wittenberg 52      Wittenberg 10  
 Heidelberg 38      Hobart 7
 Elmhurst 27      St. Thomas (MN) 47  
 Coe 24      Elmurst 17  
 St. Thomas (MN) 48      St. Thomas (MN) 24  
 St. Norbert 17        St. Thomas (MN) 10
 Mary Hardin–Baylor 59      Mount Union 28
 Louisiana College 20      Mary Hardin–Baylor 63
 Franklin 42      Franklin 17  
 Adrian 10      Mary Hardin–Baylor 32
 SUNY Cortland 20      Wesley 20  
 Framingham State 19      SUNY Cortland 6  
 Wesley 73      Wesley 56  
 Mount Ida 14      Mary Hardin–Baylor 35  
 Widener 44      Mount Union 48  
 Bridgewater State 14      Widener 28       
 Salisbury 17      Salisbury 7       
 Rowan 9      Widener 17
 Johns Hopkins 42      Mount Union 72  
 Washington & Jefferson 10      Johns Hopkins 13
 Mount Union 72      Mount Union 55  
 Christopher Newport 14  


See alsoEdit


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