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1991 playoffs

Stagg Bowl XIX
Ithaca 34, Dayton 20
Bradenton, Fla.

Ithaca captured its third national championship with a 34-20 win over Dayton in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton, Fla.

Junior fullback Jeff Wittman and senior split end Nick Ismailoff combined for five touchdowns for the Bombers in the win. Wittman scored three touchdowns and finished with 159 yards rushing on a school playoff-record 30 carries. Wittman’s touchdown runs covered 1, 3 and 6 yards.

Senior quarterback Todd Wilkowski completed 15 of 25 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdown passes went to Ismailoff, who made 10 receptions for 193 yards.

The defense was equally impressive. In the second half, Ithaca did not allow a first down and yielded only 13 yards to the Dayton offense. Junior linebacker Billie Mays Jr. had 10 tackles and senior strong safety Joe Palladino picked off two passes and made nine tackles.

Ithaca held Dayton to 135 rushing yards, 112 below its season average entering the game. The Flyers were making their seventh Stagg Bowl appearance.

Team 1
Ithaca 6 14 0 14 34
Dayton 10 7 0 3 20 

First quarter
Dayton:
Hofacre 17 pass from Keller (Burns kick)
Ithaca: Wittman 1 run (kick failed)
Dayton: Burns 30 FG
Second quarter
Dayton:
 Alexander 9 run (Burns kick)
Ithaca: Ismailoff 42 pass from Wilkowski (Sullivan kick)
Ithaca: Wittman 3 run (Sullivan kick)
Fourth quarter
Ithaca:
Wittman 6 run (Sullivan kick)
Dayton: Burns 24 FG
Ithaca: Ismailoff 32 pass from Wilkowski (Sullivan kick)

Att: 5,469

Stats Ithaca Dayton
First downs 29 11
Rushes-yards 65-296 37-135
Passing yards 262 79
Att-Cmp-Int 26-15-1 21-10-2
Total yards 558 214
Punts-avg. 3-37.7 7-38.7
Return yards 1 28
Fumbles-lost 5-3 2-1
Penalties-yards 2-22 3-38

Individual leaders

Rushing: IC — Wittman 30-159; Wilkowski 18-63; Adams 10-51.
UD — Miller 11-55; Peterson 12-35.

Passing: IC — Wilkowski 25-15-1, 262; Wittman 1-0-0.
UD — Keller 16-9-1, 71; Daniels 5-1-1, 8.

Receiving: IC — Ismailoff 10-193; Gamble 3-47; Slayton 2-22.
UD — Franks 3-24, Taylor 3-22.

Playoff results

First round
St. John's 75, Coe 2
UW-La Crosse 28, Simpson 13
Allegheny 24, Albion 21 (OT)
Dayton 27, Baldwin-Wallace 10
Ithaca 31, Rowan 10
Union 55, Mass-Lowell 16
Lycoming 18, Washington and Jefferson 16
Susquehanna 21, Dickinson 20
Quarterfinals
St. John's 29, UW-La Crosse 10
Dayton 28, Allegheny 25 (OT)
Ithaca 35, Union 23
Susquehanna 31, Lycoming 24
Semifinals
Dayton 19, St. John's 7
Ithaca 49, Susquehanna 13
Stagg Bowl XIX
Ithaca 34, Dayton 20
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at Delaware Valley 41, Alvernia 10
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at Endicott 27, Hobart 24
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Framingham State 28, at Massachusetts Maritime 13
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at RPI 44, Buffalo State 14
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at MIT 34, Catholic 24
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Springfield 17, at WPI 14
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Lycoming 27, at FDU-Florham 21
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Emory and Henry 52, at Rochester 17
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at Nichols 43, Alfred State 7
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Southern Virginia 14, at Kean 9
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at Merchant Marine 35, Maine Maritime 14
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at Middlebury 37, Bowdoin 24
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at Amherst 37, Hamilton 14
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at Williams 36, Colby 14
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at Ursinus 21, Moravian 14
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Montclair State 17, at Christopher Newport 14
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at Carnegie Mellon 42, St. Vincent 27
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at Union 49, Curry 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 14, Susquehanna 7
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at Trinity (Conn.) 59, Bates 16
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at Johns Hopkins 62, Dickinson 14
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Misericordia 47, at Wilkes 45
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at Frostburg State 34, Rowan 7
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McDaniel 25, at Gettysburg 0
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at Wooster 24, DePauw 21
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Stevenson 38, at King's 17
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at Alfred 38, Cortland 33
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at Washington and Jefferson 62, Grove City 10
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at Westminster (Pa.) 21, Bethany 3
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at Allegheny 25, Ohio Wesleyan 17
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at Wesley 43, William Paterson 7
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at LaGrange 42, Apprentice 13
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Denison 52, at Oberlin 27
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at Western New England 59, Anna Maria 7
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Martin Luther 63, at Greenville 28
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at St. Scholastica 23, Westminster (Mo.) 20
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at Minnesota-Morris 13, Iowa Wesleyan 7
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at Muhlenberg 62, Juniata 7
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at Widener 69, Albright 0
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at Coast Guard 38, Norwich 35
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Anderson 18, at Defiance 14
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at Mount Union 23, John Carroll 10
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Hanover 28, at Bluffton 10
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Westfield State 42, at Worcester State 22
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at Waynesburg 10, Geneva 7
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at Virginia-Lynchburg 16, Brevard 14
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at Ferrum 81, Greensboro 0
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Ithaca 21, at St. John Fisher 14
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Muskingum 31, at Wilmington 24
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Ohio Northern 13, at Otterbein 7
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at Austin 12, Hendrix 9
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North Central (Ill.) 35, at North Park 0
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Rhodes 29, at Birmingham-Southern 10
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at UW-Stout 49, Cal Lutheran 24
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Millsaps 21, at Sewanee 14
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Thomas More 38, at Huntingdon 35
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at Washington U. 51, Carthage 31
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at St. Olaf 33, Augsburg 3
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at Concordia-Moorhead 55, Hamline 0
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at St. John's 59, Carleton 0
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at Chicago 56, Illinois College 9
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at Bethel 31, Gustavus Adolphus 0
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Wartburg 42, at Nebraska Wesleyan 14
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Coe 35, at Buena Vista 14
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Central 35, at Dubuque 13
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at St. Norbert 91, Grinnell 0
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Loras 35, at Luther 28
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at Ripon 28, Knox 3
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at Monmouth 37, Macalester 0
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Carroll 16, at Elmhurst 14
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Cornell 28, at Beloit 17
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at Lake Forest 35, Lawrence 34
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at St. Thomas 49, UW-Eau Claire 0
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Mount St. Joseph 59, at Earlham 2
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Dean 42, at Becker 15
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N.C. Wesleyan at Bridgewater
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Western Connecticut 40, at Salve Regina 21
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at Mass-Dartmouth 21, Plymouth State 16
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at Tufts 16, Wesleyan 13
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at Salisbury 38, TCNJ 7
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at Rose-Hulman 19, Manchester 12
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at Case Western Reserve 63, Thiel 20
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Baldwin Wallace 34, at Heidelberg 10
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Berry 38, at Centre 35
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at Wittenberg 45, Kenyon 3
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Northwestern (Minn.) 38, at Crown 18
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at Hardin-Simmons 65, Howard Payne 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 41, at Augustana 24
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at McMurry 35, Sul Ross State 24
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 63, Millikin 6
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at UW-Platteville 49, Lakeland 12
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Louisiana College 21, at Southwestern 19
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 47, at Texas Lutheran 14
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East Texas Baptist 46, at Belhaven 20
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at Delaware Valley 41, Alvernia 10
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at RPI 44, Buffalo State 14
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at Wesley 43, William Paterson 7
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at Washington and Jefferson 62, Grove City 10
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at Frostburg State 34, Rowan 7
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at Franklin and Marshall 14, Susquehanna 7
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at Mount Union 23, John Carroll 10
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Ithaca 21, at St. John Fisher 14
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at St. John's 59, Carleton 0
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North Central (Ill.) 35, at North Park 0
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at St. Thomas 49, UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Wittenberg 45, Kenyon 3
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Berry 38, at Centre 35
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at Case Western Reserve 63, Thiel 20
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 47, at Texas Lutheran 14
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at Hardin-Simmons 65, Howard Payne 14
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 63, Millikin 6
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Illinois Wesleyan 41, at Augustana 24
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