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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
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
Final
at Frostburg State 42, Western New England 24
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at RPI 38, Husson 14
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Lycoming 20
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at Johns Hopkins 49, MIT 0
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Randolph-Macon 23, at John Carroll 20
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at Mount Union 60, Denison 0
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St. Norbert 31, at Trine 7
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at Berry 31, Maryville (Tenn.) 0
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Merchant Marine 38, at Endicott 22
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Wesley 42, at Westminster (Pa.) 34
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at Brockport 40, Framingham State 27
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Alfred 14, at Salisbury 7
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at Bridgewater State 34, Salve Regina 19
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at Centre 54, Washington and Jefferson 13
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Muhlenberg 20, at Delaware Valley 13
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Ursinus 70, at Misericordia 14
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at Susquehanna 17, Stevenson 7
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at Bridgewater 21, N.C. Wesleyan 14
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at Brevard 46, Allen 10
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at Carnegie Mellon 35, Geneva 14
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at North Central (Ill.) 52, Hanover 0
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at Springfield 17, SUNY-Maritime 14
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at Grove City 56, Morrisville State 48
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Utica 44, at Ithaca 42
@ Ithaca, N.Y.
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 27, Hardin-Simmons 6
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at UW-Whitewater 67, Eureka 14
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at Bethel 41, Wartburg 14
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at St. John's 84, Martin Luther 6
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at Averett 20, Ferrum 13
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at Whitworth 48, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6
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Final
at Frostburg State 42, Western New England 24
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at Johns Hopkins 49, MIT 0
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Randolph-Macon 23, at John Carroll 20
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at Mount Union 60, Denison 0
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Final
St. Norbert 31, at Trine 7
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at Berry 31, Maryville (Tenn.) 0
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at Brockport 40, Framingham State 27
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at Centre 54, Washington and Jefferson 13
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Muhlenberg 20, at Delaware Valley 13
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 52, Hanover 0
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 27, Hardin-Simmons 6
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at UW-Whitewater 67, Eureka 14
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at Bethel 41, Wartburg 14
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at St. John's 84, Martin Luther 6
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at Whitworth 48, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6
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