1983 Playoffs

Stagg Bowl XI
Augustana 21, Union 17
Dec. 1, 1983, in Kings Island, Ohio

Norm Singbush caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes in the victory.

Augustana (12-0) rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, scoring two touchdowns in the final 10 minutes to defeat Union and win the 1983 Division III football championship.

Tight end Norm Singbush caught passes of 10 and 2 yards from quarterback Jay Penney, the go-ahead score with 3:09 left. Union (11-1) drove to the Augustana 17-yard line but failed on three passes in a row and Augustana ran out the clock.

Union jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first five minutes behind a Greg Sticka 30-yard field goal and a 45-yard touchdown pass from Dan Stewart to Frank Kraft.

Playoff results

Union 51, Hofstra 19
Salisbury State 16, Carnegie Mellon 14
Augustana 22, Adrian 21
UW-La Crosse 43, Occidental 42

Union 23, Salisbury State 21
Augustana 21, UW-La Crosse 15

Stagg Bowl XI
Augustana 21, Union 17, at Kings Island, Ohio