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1971 NAIA Division I football season

The 1971 NAIA Division I football season, as part of the 1971 college football season in the United States, was the 16th season of college football sponsored by the NAIA and the second season of the league's two-division structure.

1971 NAIA Division I football season
Regular seasonAugust–November 1971
PostseasonNovember 26–December 11, 1971
National ChampionshipBirmingham, AL
ChampionsLivingston

The season was played from August to November 1971 and culminated in the 1971 NAIA Champion Bowl, played on December 11, 1971 in Birmingham, Alabama.[1]

Livingston defeated Arkansas Tech in the Champion Bowl, 14–12, to win their first NAIA national title.[2]

PostseasonEdit

Semifinals
November 26–27, 1971
1971 Champion Bowl
December 11, 1971
Birmingham, AL
      
Northern State (SD) 0
Arkansas Tech* 24
Arkansas Tech 12
Livingston* 14
Livingston 25
West Liberty State* 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. pp. 4–11. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "1971 Division I NAIA Football Playoffs". JonFMorse.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015.