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1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season

The 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I-AA level, began in August 1999, and concluded with the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 18, 1999, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their fifth I-AA championship, defeating the Youngstown State Penguins by a final score of 59−24.[1]

1999 NCAA Division I-AA season
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Regular season
DurationAugust–November
Payton AwardAdrian Peterson (RB, Georgia Southern)
Buchanan AwardAl Lucas (DT, Troy State)
Playoff
DurationNovember 27–December 20
Championship dateDecember 18, 1999
Championship siteFinley Stadium
Chattanooga, Tennessee
ChampionGeorgia Southern Eagles
Division I-AA football season

Contents

Conference changes and new programsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

1999 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 James Madison +^   7 1         8 4  
#7 UMass +^   7 1         9 4  
#24 Villanova   6 2         7 4  
Delaware   5 3         7 4  
William & Mary   5 3         6 5  
Connecticut   3 5         4 7  
Maine   3 5         4 7  
New Hampshire   3 5         5 6  
Richmond   3 5         5 6  
Northeastern   1 7         2 9  
Rhode Island   1 7         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1999 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Montana $^ 7 1 0     9 3 0
#20 Portland State 6 2 0     8 3 0
Eastern Washington 6 2 0     7 4 0
Cal State Northridge 5 3 0     6 5 0
Sacramento State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Weber State 3 5 0     4 7 0
Idaho State 2 6 0     4 7 0
Montana State 2 6 0     4 7 0
#16 Northern Arizona ^ 2 6 0     4 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Includes six forfeits by Northern Arizona, with conference forfeits to Idaho State, Montana State, Weber State, & Cal State Northridge
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1999 Gateway Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Illinois State $^   6 0         11 3  
#2 Youngstown State ^   5 1         12 3  
#15 Northern Iowa   3 3         8 3  
Western Illinois   2 4         7 4  
Southwest Missouri State   2 4         5 6  
Indiana State   2 4         3 8  
Southern Illinois   1 5         5 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Brown +   6 1         9 1  
Yale +   6 1         9 1  
Cornell   5 2         7 3  
Penn   4 3         5 5  
Harvard   3 4         5 5  
Dartmouth   2 5         2 8  
Columbia   1 6         3 7  
Princeton   1 6         3 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll
1999 MAAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Duquesne $   6 1         8 3  
Georgetown   6 1         9 2  
Marist   5 2         6 5  
Iona   4 3         5 5  
Siena   3 4         3 7  
La Salle   3 4         4 6  
Saint Peter's   1 6         1 10  
Canisius   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 North Carolina A&T $^   8 0         11 2  
#4 Florida A&M ^   7 1         11 4  
Hampton   5 3         8 4  
Bethune–Cookman   4 4         7 4  
Howard   4 4         5 6  
Delaware State   4 4         4 7  
South Carolina State   2 5         4 6  
Norfolk State   1 7         2 9  
Morgan State   0 7         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 NEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Robert Morris $   7 0         8 2  
Albany   6 1         7 2  
Wagner   5 2         5 5  
Stony Brook   4 3         5 5  
Central Connecticut   3 4         4 6  
Monmouth   2 5         2 8  
Saint Francis (PA)   1 6         2 9  
Sacred Heart   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Ohio Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Tennessee State $^   7 0         11 1  
Murray State   5 2         7 4  
Eastern Kentucky   4 3         7 4  
Western Kentucky   4 3         6 5  
Tennessee Tech   4 3         5 5  
Southeast Missouri State   2 5         3 8  
Eastern Illinois   2 5         2 10  
UT Martin   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14 Lehigh +^   5 1         10 2  
#18 Colgate +^   5 1         10 2  
Towson   4 2         7 4  
Bucknell   3 3         7 4  
Lafayette   2 4         4 7  
Holy Cross   2 4         3 8  
Fordham   0 6         0 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from poll=The Sports Network poll
1999 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Dayton $   4 0         6 4  
Valparaiso   3 1         9 2  
Drake   2 2         7 4  
San Diego   1 3         5 5  
Butler   0 4         5 5  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
1999 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Georgia Southern $^   7 1         13 2  
#9 Appalachian State ^   7 1         9 3  
#12 Furman ^   7 1         9 3  
Wofford   5 3         6 5  
East Tennessee State   4 4         6 5  
Chattanooga   3 5         5 6  
Western Carolina   2 6         3 8  
The Citadel   1 7         2 9  
VMI   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1999 Southland Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Troy State +^ 6 1 0     11 2 0
# 22 Stephen F. Austin + 6 1 0     8 3 0
McNeese State 5 2 0     6 5 0
Sam Houston State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Northwestern State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Southwest Texas State 2 5 0     2 9 0
Jacksonville State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Nicholls State 1 6 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Ranking is from the Sports Network Poll
1999 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#19 Jackson State x   4 0         9 3  
Alabama A&M   3 1         6 5  
Alcorn State   1 3         3 7  
Mississippi Valley State   1 3         3 8  
Alabama State   1 3         2 9  
West
#17 Southern x$   4 0         11 2  
Texas Southern   3 1         6 5  
Grambling State   2 2         7 4  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   1 3         6 5  
Prairie View A&M   0 4         2 8  
Championship: Southern 31, Jackson State 30
December 11, 1999
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
1999 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Hofstra ^   0 0         10 1  
#21 Elon   0 0         9 2  
Davidson   0 0         8 3  
Southern Utah   0 0         8 3  
#23 South Florida   0 0         7 4  
Samford   0 0         7 4  
St. Johns (NY)   0 0         7 4  
Morehead State   0 0         5 5  
Charleston Southern   0 0         4 6  
Liberty   0 0         4 7  
Jacksonville   0 0         3 6  
Cal Poly   0 0         3 8  
Austin Peay   0 0         3 8  
Saint Mary's   0 0         2 9  
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

Conference championsEdit

Conference Champions

Atlantic 10 Conference – James Madison and Massachusetts
Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Illinois State
Ivy League – Brown and Yale
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – North Carolina A&T
Northeast Conference – Robert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference – Tennessee State
Patriot League – Colgate and Lehigh
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Appalachian State, Furman, and Georgia Southern
Southland Football League – Stephen F. Austin and Troy State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Southern

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracketEdit

First Round
November 27
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 4
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 11
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 18
Finley Stadium
Chattanooga, TN
            
1 Tennessee State* 10
16 North Carolina A&T 24
16 North Carolina A&T 3
9 Youngstown State* 41
8 Montana* 27
9 Youngstown State 30
9 Youngstown State* 27
13 Florida A&M 24
5 Troy State* 27
12 James Madison 7
5 Troy State* 10
13 Florida A&M 17
4 Appalachian State* 29
13 Florida A&M 44
9 Youngstown State 24
2 Georgia Southern 59
3 Hofstra* 27
14 Lehigh 15
3 Hofstra* 20
6 Illinois State 37
6 Illinois State* 56
11 Colgate 13
6 Illinois State 17
2 Georgia Southern* 31
7 Furman* 23
10 UMass 30*
10 UMass 21
2 Georgia Southern* 38
2 Georgia Southern* 72
15 Northern Arizona 29

* By team name denotes host institution
* By score denotes overtime
Source: [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 16. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Playoff Results & Bracket". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. November 28, 1999. p. F1. Retrieved February 8, 2019 – via newspapers.com.