2011 NCAA Division III football season

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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 champions[edit]

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 bracket[edit]

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 also[edit]


  1. ^ "All-Time Division III Football Championship Records" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 4–15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "2007 NCAA Division III National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 3, 2014.