1994 I-AA Season

After the massive influx of the previous season, there were fewer changes but still some movement.

1994 I-AA (FCS) Over I-A (FBS) Victories (10)

  1. Northern Iowa @ Iowa State, 28-14
  2. Nevada @ Boise State, 37-27
  3. Idaho @ UNLV, 48-38
  4. Troy @ Louisiana, 39-20
  5. Central Florida @ Louisiana-Monroe, 33-16
  6. Kent State @ Youngstown State, 28-14
  7. Jacksonville State @ Louisiana-Monroe, 32-28
  8. Akron @ Youngstown State, 41-7
  9. Eastern Washington @ Utah State, 49-31
  10. Boston University @ Army, 21-12

There were no ties between I-A and I-AA teams in the 1994 season.

Playoff Bracket, Notes, and National Champion

The I-AA Playoffs maintained the same format for the ninth and final season with 16 teams, the top four teams were seeded, and campus sites were used through the semifinals. The title game was played on December 17 at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia for the third consecutive season.

The home team is listed on the bottom of each matchup in the bracket below while an asterisk (*) denotes the number of overtime periods played if a game went to overtime. Youngstown State (14-0-1 Overall as I-AA Independent) made their fourth consecutive I-AA championship game and captured their third title with a 28-14 win over Boise State (13-2 Overall, 6-1 Big Sky Conference).

Conference Changes

There were no conference changes in effect for the 1994 season.

Team Changes

A few changes occurred in the aftermath of the 1993 mega-shift. UC Davis was already a Division II member but was part of the I-AA American West Conference. For the 1993 season, they moved to Division II Independent status.

Louisiana-Monroe (then called Northeast Louisiana) moved from the Southland Conference to I-A independent status. Jacksonville State was in its second year of transition to the I-AA level. Two programs moved from being I-AA independent to the MAAC: Duquesne and Marist. Robert Morris started their program as an I-AA independent team.

TeamOld ConferenceNew Conference
DuquesneI-AA IndependentMAAC (I-AA)
(Northeast Louisiana)
Southland (I-AA)I-A Independent
MaristI-AA IndependentMAAC (I-AA)
Robert MorrisNew ProgramI-AA Independent

1993 Season ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- 1995 Season