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1982 Playoffs

Stagg Bowl X
West Georgia 14, Augustana 0
Dec. 4, 1982, in Phenix City, Ala.


Head coach Bobby Pate and the West Georgia Braves celebrate the win. It was the lowest-scoring Stagg Bowl in NCAA history from 1982 until 2017.

In just the second season of the program, West Georgia ran the table and won the Division III football national championship. The school dropped football in 1958 before resuming it in 1981.

West Georgia’s defense sacked Augustana quarterback Lance Hofer eight times and held the Vikings' Wing-T offense, which had averaged nearly 300 yards a game rushing, to 91 yards.

Playoff results

Quarterfinals
Augustana 28, Baldwin-Wallace 22
St. Lawrence 43, Wagner 34
Bishop 32, Wartburg 7
West Georgia 31, Widener 24 (3 OT)

Semifinals
Augustana 14, St. Lawrence 0
West Georgia 27, Bishop 6

Stagg Bowl X
West Georgia 14, Augustana 0, at Phenix City, Ala.

Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Mount Union 16
@ Woodforest Bank Stadium; Shenandoah, Texas
Recap Photos Box Score
Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Mount Union 16
@ Woodforest Bank Stadium; Shenandoah, Texas
Recap Photos Box Score