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1992 NCAA Division I-AA football season

The 1992 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I-AA level, began on September 5, 1992, and concluded with the 1992 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 19, 1992, in Huntington, West Virginia. The Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the Youngstown State Penguins by a final score of 31–28.[1] It was the second consecutive year that Marshall and Youngstown State faced off in the I-AA title game.

1992 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationSeptember 5–November 21
Payton AwardMichael Payton
Playoff
DurationNovember 28–December 19
Championship dateDecember 19, 1992
Championship siteMarshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
ChampionMarshall Thundering Herd
Division I-AA football season

Contents

Notable changesEdit

Prior to the season, the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference, otherwise a women's sports league but sponsoring football as its only men's sport since the 1985 collapse of the football side of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), merged into the MVC. The football league became the standalone Gateway Football Conference, later renamed as the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) in 2008.

Conference changesEdit

School 1991 Conference 1992 Conference
Arkansas State I-AA Independent I-A Independent
Nevada Big Sky (I-AA) Big West (I-A)
Nicholls State I-AA Independent Southland
Tennessee–Martin D-II Independent Ohio Valley

Conference standingsEdit

1992 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Idaho $^ 6 1 0     9 3 0
#14 Eastern Washington ^ 6 1 0     7 4 0
Weber State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Montana 4 3 0     6 5 0
Boise State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Northern Arizona 2 5 0     4 7 0
Montana State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Idaho State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Idaho earned automatic berth and Eastern Washington earned at-large berth in I-AA playoffs.
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll
(released before playoffs)
1992 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Northern Iowa $^   5 1         12 2  
#20 Western Illinois   4 2         7 4  
Southwest Missouri State   4 2         6 5  
Eastern Illinois   2 4         5 6  
Illinois State   2 4         5 6  
Indiana State   2 4         4 7  
Southern Illinois   2 4         4 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1992 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Dartmouth +   6 1         8 2  
Princeton +   6 1         8 2  
Penn   5 2         7 3  
Cornell   4 3         7 3  
Harvard   3 4         3 7  
Yale   2 5         4 6  
Columbia   2 5         3 7  
Brown   0 7         0 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1992 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 North Carolina A&T $^   5 1         9 3  
#15 Florida A&M   4 2         7 4  
South Carolina State   4 2         7 4  
Howard   3 3         7 4  
Delaware State   3 3         6 5  
Bethune–Cookman   2 4         4 7  
Morgan State   0 6         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from Division I-AA Football Committee poll
1992 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Middle Tennessee State $^ 8 0 0     10 3 0
No. 12 Eastern Kentucky ^ 7 1 0     9 3 0
Tennessee Tech 6 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee State 5 3 0     5 6 0
Morehead State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Austin Peay 2 6 0     3 8 0
UT Martin 2 6 0     3 8 0
Southeast Missouri State 2 6 0     2 9 0
Murray State 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1992 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Lafayette $ 5 0 0     8 3 0
Holy Cross 4 1 0     6 5 0
Colgate 2 3 0     4 7 0
Lehigh 2 3 0     3 8 0
Bucknell 1 4 0     4 7 0
Fordham 1 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from poll=The Sports Network poll
1992 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 The Citadel $^   6 1         11 2  
#6 Marshall ^   5 2         12 3  
#16 Appalachian State ^   5 2         7 5  
Western Carolina   5 2         7 4  
Furman   4 3         6 5  
East Tennessee State   2 5         5 6  
VMI   1 6         3 8  
Chattanooga   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Poll
1992 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Northeast Louisiana $^ 7 0 0     10 3 0
#11 McNeese State ^ 6 1 0     9 4 0
Northwestern State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Sam Houston State 3 2 2     6 3 2
North Texas 3 4 0     4 7 0
Southwest Texas State 2 4 1     5 5 1
Stephen F. Austin 1 6 0     3 8 0
Nicholls State 0 6 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1992 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 Alcorn State $^ 7 0 0     7 4 0
Grambling State 6 1 0     10 2 0
Jackson State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Alabama State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Southern 3 4 0     5 6 0
Texas Southern 3 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi Valley State 2 5 0     4 5 0
Prairie View A&M 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1992 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Delaware $^ 7 1 0     11 3 0
#10 Villanova ^ 6 2 0     9 3 0
UMass 5 3 0     7 3 0
Richmond 5 3 0     7 4 0
Maine 4 4 0     6 5 0
Connecticut 4 4 0     6 5 0
New Hampshire 3 5 0     5 5 1
Boston University 2 6 0     3 8 0
Rhode Island 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1992 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 William & Mary 0 0 0     9 2 0
#7 Youngstown State ^ 0 0 0     9 2 1
#9 Samford ^ 0 0 0     9 3 0
#19 Liberty 0 0 0     7 4 0
UCF 0 0 0     6 4 0
Northeastern 0 0 0     5 5 1
Towson 0 0 0     5 5 0
Hofstra 0 0 0     4 6 0
Western Kentucky 0 0 0     4 6 0
James Madison 0 0 0     4 7 0
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference championsEdit

This is a listing of conference champions.[2]

Conference Champion
Atlantic 10 Conference Delaware
Big Sky Conference Idaho and Eastern Washington
Ivy League Dartmouth and Princeton
Gateway Football Conference Northern Iowa
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North Carolina A&T
Ohio Valley Conference Middle Tennessee
Patriot League Lafayette
Southern Conference The Citadel
Southland Conference Northeast Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alcorn State

PostseasonEdit

Only the top four teams in the field were seeded, and thus assured of home games in their first round games.[3] The site of the title game, Marshall University Stadium, had been predetermined months before the playoffs began.[4]

NCAA FCS Playoff bracketEdit

First Round
November 28
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
December 5
Campus sites
Semifinals
December 12
Campus sites
National Championship Game
December 19
Marshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
            
Alcorn State 27
1 Northeast Louisiana* 78
1 Northeast Louisiana* 18
Delaware 41
Samford 21
Delaware* 56
Delaware 7
Marshall* 28
Appalachian State 10
4 Middle Tennessee* 35
4 Middle Tennessee 21
Marshall* 35
Eastern Kentucky 0
Marshall* 44
Marshall 31
Youngstown State 28
North Carolina A&T 0
2 The Citadel* 44
2 The Citadel* 17
Youngstown State 42
Villanova 20
Youngstown State* 23
Youngstown State 19
3 Northern Iowa* 7
Eastern Washington 14
3 Northern Iowa* 17
3 Northern Iowa* 29
McNeese State 7
McNeese State 23
Idaho* 20

* Next to team name denotes host institution
Source: [5]

Final poll standingsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "1992 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "NCAA Football Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 13. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Jensen, Mike (November 23, 1992). "'Nova girds for playoff on Youngstown's turf". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. C10. Retrieved April 15, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Nielsen, Brian (September 9, 1992). "Here's the Word about The Herd". Journal Gazette. Mattoon, Illinois. p. B3. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. p. 15. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 50. Retrieved November 13, 2013.