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1994 NCAA Division I-AA football season

The 1994 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 in August 1994, and concluded with the 1994 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 17, 1994, at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The defending champion Youngstown State Penguins won their third I-AA championship, defeating the Boise State Broncos by a final score of 28−14.[1] It was the fourth consecutive year that Youngstown State played in the I-AA title game.

1994 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton AwardSteve McNair (QB, Alcorn State)
Playoff
DurationNovember 26–December 17
Championship dateDecember 17, 1994
Championship siteMarshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
ChampionYoungstown State Penguins
Division I-AA football season

Contents

Conference changes and new programsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

1994 American West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal Poly $ 3 0 0     7 4 0
Sacramento State 2 1 0     5 5 0
Southern Utah 1 2 0     4 7 0
Cal State Northridge 0 3 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1994 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Boise State $^ 6 1 0     13 2 0
#6 Idaho ^ 5 2 0     9 3 0
#8 Montana ^ 5 2 0     11 3 0
#25 Northern Arizona 4 3 0     7 4 0
Idaho State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Weber State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Eastern Washington 2 5 0     4 7 0
Montana State 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Boise State earned automatic berth and Idaho and Montana earned at-large berths in I-AA playoffs.)
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA poll
1994 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Northern Iowa $^ 6 0 0     8 4 0
#24 Western Illinois 4 2 0     8 3 0
Eastern Illinois 4 2 0     6 5 0
Illinois State 3 3 0     5 5 1
Indiana State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Southwest Missouri State 2 4 0     4 7 0
Southern Illinois 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1994 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 Penn $ 7 0 0     9 0 0
Brown 4 3 0     7 3 0
Princeton 4 3 0     7 3 0
Cornell 3 4 0     6 4 0
Columbia 3 4 0     5 4 1
Yale 3 4 0     5 5 0
Dartmouth 2 5 0     4 6 0
Harvard 2 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1994 MAAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
St. John's +   6 1         10 1  
Marist +   6 1         7 3  
Duquesne   4 3         6 4  
Georgetown   4 3         5 4  
Iona   3 4         3 6  
Siena   3 4         3 6  
Canisius   2 5         2 8  
Saint Peter's   0 7         0 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1994 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 South Carolina State $   6 0         9 2  
Delaware State   4 2         7 4  
North Carolina A&T   3 3         6 5  
Bethune–Cookman   3 3         5 6  
Florida A&M   2 4         6 5  
Morgan State   2 4         3 8  
Howard   1 5         4 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1994 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Eastern Kentucky $^ 8 0 0     8 4 0
No. 16 Middle Tennessee State ^ 7 1 0     8 3 1
Southeast Missouri State 5 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee State 4 4 0     5 6 0
Murray State 4 4 0     5 6 0
Tennessee Tech 3 5 0     5 6 0
Austin Peay 3 5 0     4 7 0
UT Martin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Morehead State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1994 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Lafayette $ 5 0 0     5 6 0
Lehigh 3 2 0     5 5 1
Holy Cross 3 2 0     3 8 0
Bucknell 2 3 0     5 6 0
Colgate 2 3 0     3 8 0
Fordham 0 5 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from poll=The Sports Network poll
1994 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Dayton +   4 1         8 2  
Butler +   4 1         7 3  
Drake   3 2         7 3  
Valparaiso   2 3         7 3  
San Diego   2 3         6 4  
Evansville   0 5         4 6  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1994 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Marshall $^   7 1         12 2  
#17 Appalachian State ^   6 2         9 4  
Georgia Southern   5 3         6 5  
Western Carolina   5 3         6 5  
The Citadel   4 4         6 5  
East Tennessee State   4 4         6 5  
Furman   2 6         3 8  
Chattanooga   2 6         3 8  
VMI   1 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1994 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 North Texas $^ 5 0 1     7 4 1
#5 McNeese State ^ 5 1 0     10 3 0
#21 Stephen F. Austin 4 1 1     6 3 2
Northwestern State 3 3 0     5 6 0
Sam Houston State 1 5 0     6 5 0
Nicholls State 1 5 0     5 6 0
Southwest Texas State 1 5 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1994 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Grambling State $ 6 1 0     9 3 0
Alcorn State $^ 6 1 0     8 3 1
Southern 5 2 0     6 5 0
Jackson State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Alabama State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi Valley State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Texas Southern 2 5 0     4 7 0
Prairie View A&M 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1994 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New England
#12 New Hampshire x$^ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#9 Boston University ^ 6 2 0     9 3 0
Connecticut 4 4 0     4 7 0
UMass 4 4 0     5 6 0
Rhode Island 2 6 0     2 9 0
Maine 2 6 0     3 8 0
Mid-Atlantic
#13 James Madison x^ 6 2 0     10 3 0
#19 William & Mary x 6 2 0     8 3 0
Delaware 5 3 0     7 3 1
Villanova 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northeastern 2 6 0     2 9 0
Richmond 1 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1994 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Youngstown State ^ 0 0 0     11 0 1
#23 Hofstra 0 0 0     8 1 1
Towson 0 0 0     8 2 0
#10 Troy State ^ 0 0 0     8 4 0
Robert Morris 0 0 0     7 1 1
Monmouth 0 0 0     7 2 0
Saint Mary's 0 0 0     7 3 0
UAB 0 0 0     7 4 0
#20 UCF 0 0 0     7 4 0
Wagner 0 0 0     6 5 0
Liberty 0 0 0     5 6 0
Western Kentucky 0 0 0     5 6 0
Central Connecticut 0 0 0     4 6 0
Samford 0 0 0     4 6 1
Davidson 0 0 0     3 7 0
Buffalo 0 0 0     3 8 0
Saint Francis 0 0 0     2 7 1
Charleston Southern 0 0 0     0 11 0
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference championsEdit

Conference Champions

American West Conference – Cal Poly
Big Sky Conference – Boise State
Gateway Football Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Marist and St. John's
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – South Carolina State
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Patriot League – Lafayette
Pioneer Football League – Butler and Dayton
Southern Conference – Marshall
Southland Conference – North Texas
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Alcorn State and Grambling State
Yankee Conference – New Hampshire

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracketEdit

Only the top four teams in the bracket were seeded.[2] The site of the title game, Marshall University Stadium, had been determined in March 1994.[3]

First Round
November 26
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 17
Marshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
        
Alcorn State 20
(1) Youngstown State* 63
(1) Youngstown State* 18
Eastern Kentucky 15
Boston U. 23
Eastern Kentucky* 30
(1) Youngstown State* 28
Montana 9
Idaho 21
(4) McNeese State* 38
(4) McNeese State 28
Montana* 30
Northern Iowa 21
Montana* 23
(1) Youngstown State 28
(3) Boise State 14
Middle Tennessee State 14
(2) Marshall* 49
(2) Marshall* 28*
James Madison 21
Troy State 26
James Madison* 45
(2) Marshall 24
(3) Boise State* 28
North Texas 20
(3) Boise State* 24
(3) Boise State* 17
Appalachian State 14
Appalachian State 17*
New Hampshire* 10

* By team name denotes host institution
* By score denotes overtime periods
Source: [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1994 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Archbold, Hunt (November 21, 1994). "Trojans invited to dance". Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama. p. D1. Retrieved February 9, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Marshall to host next two I-AA football finals". The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Waterloo, Iowa. AP. March 18, 1994. p. C3. Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Newhoff, Doug (November 21, 1994). "Allen sees balanced field of 16 teams". Waterloo Courier. Waterloo, Iowa. p. B3. Retrieved February 9, 2019 – via newspapers.com.