|1977 NAIA Division I football season|
|Regular season||August–November 1977|
|Postseason||December 3–10, 1977|
|National Championship||Seattle, WA|
|Champions||Abilene Christian (2)|
The 1977 NAIA Division I football season, as part of the 1977 college football season in the United States and the 22nd season of college football sponsored by the NAIA, was the eighth season of play of the NAIA's top division for football.
The season was played from August to November 1977 and culminated in the 1977 NAIA Division I Football National Championship. Known this year as the Apple Bowl, the title game was played on December 10, 1977 at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. Abilene Christian defeated Southwestern Oklahoma State in the Apple Bowl, 24–7, to win their second NAIA national title.
|Central States||Kearney State||7–0|
|Lone Star||Abilene Christian
|Oklahoma||Southwestern Oklahoma State||4–0|
|Wisconsin State||Wisconsin–Stevens Point||7–0–1|
December 3, 1977
|1977 Apple Bowl|
December 10, 1977
|Southwestern Oklahoma State||7|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State*||21|
- 1977 NCAA Division I football season
- 1977 NCAA Division II football season
- 1977 NCAA Division III football season
- "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. pp. 4–11. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- "1977 Division I NAIA Football Playoffs". JonFMorse.com. Retrieved November 21, 2015.