|1995 NCAA Division I-AA season|
|Duration||August – November 1995|
|Payton Award||Dave Dickenson – QB (Montana)|
|Buchanan Award||Dexter Coakley – LB (Appalachian State)|
|Duration||November 25 –|
December 16, 1995
|Championship date||December 16, 1996|
|Championship site||Marshall University Stadium, Huntington, West Virginia|
|Division I-AA football season|
The 1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1995, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 17, 1994, at Marshall University Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The Montana Grizzlies won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 22−20.
Conference changes and new programs
One team upgraded to Division I-A and two new programs upgraded from Division II.
|School||1994 Conference||1995 Conference|
|Hampton||CIAA (II)||MEAC (I-AA)|
|North Texas||Southland (I-AA)||I-A Independent|
|Wofford||D-II Independent||I-AA Independent|
American West Conference – Sacramento State
NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket
|National Championship Game |
Huntington, West Virginia
|7||Stephen F. Austin||27|
|7||Stephen F. Austin*||34|
|7||Stephen F. Austin||14|
* Denotes host institution
- "1995 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
- Jennifer L. Williams (18 Aug 1995). "HU football out of race for MEAC title". Daily Press. p. C1. Retrieved 20 January 2019. Although Hampton was a member of the MEAC, it was ineligible for the conference title in 1995, and its four games against MEAC opponents did not count in the MEAC standings.
- "Division I-AA championship". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. November 20, 1995. p. B3. Retrieved February 9, 2019 – via newspapers.com.