1995 playoffs

Stagg Bowl XXIII
UW-La Crosse 36, Rowan 7

Craig Kusick threw four touchdown passes, including an 85-yarder to Jeremy Earp with four seconds left in the first half that helped break the game open as UW-La Crosse won the Division III national championship for the second time in four seasons.

Rowan got on the board first when UW-La Crosse turned the ball over deep in its own territory, but the rest of the game was all Eagles. The Profs turned the ball over six times in the loss.

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"I thought I would be going on one knee and downing the ball," Kusick said after the game. 

"To have that happen at the end of the half was pretty tough," said Rowan coach K.C. Keeler. "I was disappointed we let it get to us."

Dec. 9, 1995, in Salem, Va.

Team 1 2 3 4 T
Rowan 7 0 0 0 6
UW-La Crosse 0 16 7 13 36

First quarter
Rowan:
Aaron Bosco 1 run (Tim Huckel kick) (7:28)
Second quarter
UW-La Crosse:
Dave Nagel 4 pass from Craig Kusick (Thad Dugan kick) (9:15)
UW-La Crosse: Safety. Mike Ivey tackled Eugene Foster in end zone (9:02)
UW-La Crosse: Jeremy Earp 85 pass from Kusick (Dugan kick) (:04)
Third quarter
UW-La Crosse:
Erick Jenkins 35 pass from Kusick (Dugan kick) (1:44)
Fourth quarter
UW-La Crosse:
Jason Tarkowski 6 run (kick failed) (13:34)
Att.: 4,905

Stats Rowan UWL
First downs 9 25
Rushing yards 61 155
Passing yards 92 296
Passes (cmp-att-int) 8-30-4 21-35-1
Punts (No.-avg.) 9-34.6 7-31.4
Fumbles (No.-lost) 3-2 2-2
Penalties-yards 4-26 7-102

Playoff results

First round, Nov. 18
at Mount Union 52, Hanover 18
at Wheaton 63, Wittenberg 41
UW-La Crosse 45, at Concordia-Moorhead 7
UW-River Falls 10, at Central 7
at Washington and Jefferson 35, Emory and Henry 16
at Lycoming 31, Widener 27
Rowan 46, at Buffalo State 7
Union 24, at Plymouth State 7

Quarterfinals, Nov. 25
at Mount Union 40, Wheaton 14
at UW-La Crosse 28, UW-River Falls 14
at Washington and Jefferson 48, Lycoming 0
at Rowan 38, Union 7

Semifinals, Dec. 2
UW-La Crosse 20, at Mount Union 17
Rowan 28, at Washington and Jefferson 15

Stagg Bowl XXIII, Dec. 9
UW-La Crosse 36, Rowan 7, at Salem, Va.

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Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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