1989 Playoffs

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Stagg Bowl XVII
Dayton 17, Union 7
Phenix City, Ala.

Apart from a 23-23 tie at then-Division II Butler, the Flyers rolled through the regular season with an average winning margin of 34 points. The early rounds of the playoffs were much the same as the Flyers defeated John Carroll 35-10, Millikin 28-16 and St. John's 28-0.

The championship game was won on the defensive side of the ball. Union scored the first touchdown of the game, but after that it was all Dayton on the scoreboard.

Lou Loncar was in the Union backfield all day long, and was credited with two sacks and six solo tackles. Linebacker Randy Robison was named the game's Most Valuable Player after making seven solo tackles and 10 assisted hits. Defensive tackle Robert Christy, cornerback Jon Husted and safety Sean Kenneally each had an interception.

Offensively, quarterback Dan Sharley scored both of UD's touchdowns on short runs. He was also 8-of 14 passing for 113 yards with six of the completions to wideout Bill Franks.

Playoff results
First Round

Union 42, Cortland State 14
Montclair State 23, Hofstra 6
Lycoming 21, Dickinson 0
Ferrum 41, Washington and Jefferson 7
Dayton 35, John Carroll 10
Millikin 21, Augustana 12
Central 55, St. Norbert 7
St. John's 42, Central 35

Quarterfinals
Union 45, Montclair State 6
Ferrum 49, Lycoming 24
Dayton 28, Millikin 16
St. John's 27, Central 24 

Semifinals
Union 37, Ferrum 21
Dayton 28, St. John's 0

Stagg Bowl XVII
Dayton 17, Union 7, at Phenix City, Ala.

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