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1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season


1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season

1990 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1990
Duration November 25 – December 15, 1990
Championship site Statesboro, GA
Champion Georgia Southern
Payton Award Walter DeanRB (Grambling State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of Nevada Wolf Pack by a final score of 36−13 at their home stadium.[1]


  • Notable changes 1
  • Conference standings 2
  • Conference champions 3
  • Postseason 4
    • NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket 4.1
  • References 5

Notable changes

The conference formerly known as the Colonial League began sponsoring non-football sports and adopted the name Patriot League, which it retains today.

Conference standings

1990 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Furman ^   6 1         9 4  
Appalachian State   5 2         6 5  
Chattanooga   4 2         6 5  
The Citadel ^   4 3         7 5  
Marshall   4 3         6 5  
Western Carolina   2 5         3 8  
VMI   1 5         4 7  
East Tennessee State   1 6         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Nevada
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Cornell and Dartmouth
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State
Patriot League – Holy Cross
Southern Conference – Furman
Southland Conference – Northeast Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Massachusetts


NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

  First Round
November 24
Campus Sites
December 1
Campus Sites
December 8
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 15
Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA
 Jackson State 7  
 Middle Tennessee State* 28  
   Middle Tennessee State 13  
   Boise State* 20  
 Northern Iowa 3
 Boise State* 20  
   Boise State 52  
   Nevada* 59***  
 Northeast Louisiana 14  
 Nevada* 27  
   Nevada* 42***
   Furman 35  
 Furman 45
 Eastern Kentucky* 17  
   Nevada 13
   Georgia Southern 36
 Central Florida 20  
 Youngstown State 17  
   Central Florida* 52
   William & Mary 38  
 Massachusetts 0
 William & Mary* 38  
   Central Florida 7
   Georgia Southern* 44  
 The Citadel 0  
 Georgia Southern* 31  
   Georgia Southern* 28
   Idaho 27  
 Idaho 41
 Southwest Missouri State* 35  

* Denotes host institution


  1. ^ "1990 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
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