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NAIA Playoffs

Division I

NAIA returned to a single division playoff for its football championship in 1997.

First round (Nov. 22)

at Geneva College (Pa.) 34Campbellsville Univ. (Ky.) 14
at Jamestown Coll. (ND) 55Benedictine Coll. (Kan.) 30
at Sioux Falls (SD) 57Ottawa Univ. (Kan.) 14
at Evangel Coll. (Mo.) 46McKendree Coll. (Ill.) 6
at Montana Tech 51Minnesota-Crookston 10
at Findlay (Ohio) 40Westminster Coll. (Pa.) 0
at Doane Coll. (Neb.) 53Southwestern Coll. (Kan.) 28
at Willamette Univ. (Ore.) 26Western Ore. Univ. 20, OT

Quarterfinals (Dec. 6)

at Findlay 28Geneva 7
Sioux Falls 29at Jamestown 6
Doane 59at Evangel 20
at Willamette 50Montana Tech 24

Semifinals (Dec. 13)

at Findlay 26Doane 25
at Willamette 17Sioux Falls 7

Championship

Dec. 20 at Savannah, Tenn. (Att: 4,000 est.)

Findlay 14Willamette 7
(14-0)(13-1)

Division I-AA, II and III Awards1997-98 Season