|1992 NCAA Division I-AA season|
|Duration||September 5–November 21|
|Payton Award||Michael Payton|
|Duration||November 28–December 19|
|Championship date||December 19, 1992|
|Championship site||Marshall University Stadium|
Huntington, West Virginia
|NCAA Division I-AA football seasons|
The 1992 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I-AA level, began on September 5, 1992, and concluded with the 1992 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 19, 1992, in Huntington, West Virginia. The Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the Youngstown State Penguins by a final score of 31–28. It was the second consecutive year that Marshall and Youngstown State faced off in the I-AA title game.
Prior to the season, the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference, otherwise a women's sports league but sponsoring football as its only men's sport since the 1985 collapse of the football side of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), merged into the MVC. The football league became the standalone Gateway Football Conference, later renamed as the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) in 2008.
|School||1991 Conference||1992 Conference|
|Arkansas State||I-AA Independent||I-A Independent|
|Nevada||Big Sky (I-AA)||Big West (I-A)|
|Nicholls State||I-AA Independent||Southland|
|Tennessee–Martin||D-II Independent||Ohio Valley|
This is a listing of conference champions.
|Atlantic 10 Conference||Delaware|
|Big Sky Conference||Idaho and Eastern Washington|
|Ivy League||Dartmouth and Princeton|
|Gateway Football Conference||Northern Iowa|
|Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference||North Carolina A&T|
|Ohio Valley Conference||Middle Tennessee|
|Southern Conference||The Citadel|
|Southland Conference||Northeast Louisiana|
|Southwestern Athletic Conference||Alcorn State|
Only the top four teams in the field were seeded, and thus assured of home games in their first-round games. The site of the title game, Marshall University Stadium, had been predetermined months before the playoffs began.
NCAA FCS Playoff bracket
|National Championship Game|
Marshall University Stadium
Huntington, West Virginia
|North Carolina A&T||0|
* Next to team name denotes host institution
Final poll standings
|13||William & Mary|
- "1992 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "NCAA Football Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 13. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
- Jensen, Mike (November 23, 1992). "'Nova girds for playoff on Youngstown's turf". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. C10. Retrieved April 15, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
- Nielsen, Brian (September 9, 1992). "Here's the Word about The Herd". Journal Gazette. Mattoon, Illinois. p. B3. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
- "Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. p. 15. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
- "2013 NCAA Football Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 50. Retrieved November 13, 2013.