1985 Playoffs

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Stagg Bowl XIII
Augustana 20, Ithaca 7
December 1985, in Phenix City, Ala.

The Division III playoffs expanded from eight to 16 teams, but the extra round didn't stop Augustana from winning its third consecutive title, 20-7 against Ithaca.

The win kept the Vikings’ 37-game victory streak alive. Augustana’s last loss was at the 1982 Stagg Bowl in Phenix City.

Augustana (13-0) controlled the ball and the clock, rushing 73 times and holding the ball for 41:05. Brad Price carried 27 times for 124 yards. The Vikings scored twice in the first 14 seconds of the second half; Shane McCormick scored on a 1-yard run two seconds into the half, then, after Ithaca fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Eric Welgat caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Greg Wallace.

Playoff results

First Round
Ithaca 13, Union 12
Montclair State 28, Western Connecticut State 0
Salisbury State 35, Carnegie Mellon 22
Gettysburg 14, Lycoming 10
Augustana 26, Albion 10
Mount Union 25, Denison 3
Central 27, Coe 7
Occidental 28, St. John's 10

Quarterfinals
Ithaca 50, Montclair State 28
Gettysburg 22, Salisbury State 6
Augustana 21, Mount Union 14
Central 71, Occidental 0

Semifinals
Ithaca 34, Gettysburg 0
Augustana 14, Central 7

Stagg Bowl XIII
Augustana 20, Ithaca 7, at Phenix City, Ala.

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