1972 NAIA Division I football season
The 1972 NAIA Division I football season, as part of the 1972 college football season in the United States, was the 17th season of college football sponsored by the NAIA and the third season of the league's two-division structure.
|1972 NAIA Division I football season|
|Regular season||August–November 1972|
|Postseason||November 25–December 9, 1972|
|National Championship||Memorial Stadium|
|Champions||East Texas State|
November 25, 1972
|1972 Champion Bowl|
December 9, 1972
|East Texas State*||21|
|Central State (OK)||0|
|East Texas State*||54|
- † The game ended in a tie, but Carson–Newman advanced based on having more total penetrations within the 20 yard line.