NIACC Bowl History

1990 RC Cola Bowl

NIACC 18, Harper College 15

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

Harper College                           0                   7               0               8                 -               15

NIACC                                        12                 6               0               0                 -                18

CEDAR FALLS - NIACC's bowl victory in its first-ever post-season appearance gave the Trojans an 8-2 record. It was the first time in school history that the Trojans won more than seven games in a season.

The Trojans dominated the first half by taking an 18-7 lead and outgaining Harper 263-125. Tank Corner, Shawn Kastelic and Ron Wylie all scored rushing touchdowns for the Trojans in the first two quarters.

"This is one of those sweet things the kids will always remember about NIACC," NIACC coach Dick Ramsey was quoted as saying in the Globe Gazette after the game. "I'm so proud of these guys. These sophomores - they just made us proud today."

Corner rushed for 112 yards and scored a touchdown - something he did in all 20 games he played at NIACC. Wylie rushed for 110 yards as the Trojans piled up 225 yards on the ground.

Kastelic completed 14 of 23 passes for 167 yards with three interceptions.

Sophomore linebacker Joe Miller led the defense with 11 tackles.

1991 RC Cola Bowl

Harper College 20, NIACC 9

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

NIACC                                     7                 0               2               0                 -                9

Harper College                        0                 13             0               7                 -               20

CEDAR FALLS - Harper College evened the score in bowl games against the NIACC Trojans.

A year after dropping a 18-15 decision in the RC Cola Bowl to the Trojans, Harper took advantage of four NIACC turnovers to claim the 11-point bowl victory.

Sophomore quarterback Shawn Kastelic completed 12 of 41 passes for 240 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Kastelic tossed a 68-yard scoring strike to Walter Williams for the Trojoans' lone touchdown in the first     quarter.

In two bowl games, Kastelic threw for 407 yards and one touchdown. Williams caught 10 passes for 179 yards in two bowl games and Stacy Jeter caught seven passes for 142 yards in his two bowl games.

"We just didn't have the same intensity as we did a year ago," NIACC coach Dick Ramsey was quoted as saying in the Globe Gazette after the bowl game. "I think Harper remembered last year when we beat them 18-15 and they came here on a mission."

1993 RC Cola Bowl

NIACC 43, Harper College 20

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

Harper College                        6                 0               0               14                 -               20

NIACC                                        0                 29             14             0                 -                43

It was a milestone day for the NIACC football team.

NIACC scored 29 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 43-20 victory over Harper College in the RC Cola Bowl.

It was the Trojans' school record 10th victory of the season and the 50th career win for NIACC coach Dick Ramsey.

NIACC (10-1) spotted Harper a 6-0 lead after the first quarter, but the Trojans responded with 29 points in the second quarter and the rout was on.

The big play in the second quarter was a 74-yard scoring strike from quarterback Richard Lowery to speedy receiver MarTay Jenkins.

"Man, I just threw it eight or so yards," Lowery was quoted as saying in the Globe Gazette after the game, "and he did the rest. As soon as he broke away from that guy - he was gone."

Lowery completed 9 of 19 passes for 159 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

The 10 wins by the Trojans broke the previous high-water mark of eight by the 1990 Trojans, who claimed the school's first-ever bowl victory. The Trojans were No. 9 in the final NJCAA poll.

1995 RC Cola Bowl

Rochester CC 26, NIACC 24

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

Rochester CC                          12                 14             0               0                 -               26

NIACC                                        0                 3               8               13                 -             24

CEDAR FALLS - NIACC's furious second-half comeback came up just short.

NIACC dropped a 26-24 decision to Rochester CC in the RC Cola Bowl after trailing by 23 points at the half.

The Trojans (8-2) received second-half touchdowns from Corey Williams, Adrian Culler and Marquis Thompson but came up two points short of picking up the school's third bowl victory.

NIACC started the 1995 season 0-2 but strung together eight straight wins to earn its fourth bowl appearance.

"As I told the kids after that 0-2 start, 'we're at a crossroads.' I told them at halftime that we're at a crossroads. We've got to make a decision on which direction we're going to go. Again, the kids responded positively and they went the right direction."

Williams led the NIACC ground attack by rushing for 144 yards on 36 carries, including a 33-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Adrian Culler gained 86 yards on 22 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

1998 Pepsi Cola Bowl

NIACC 13, Rochester CC 7 (2OT)

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

NIACC           0                 7               0               0                 0               6               -                 13

Rochester CC 0                 0               0               7                 0               0               -                 7

CEDAR FALLS - NIACC won its third bowl game in the most dramatic fashion.

The Trojans topped Rochester CC 13-7 in double overtime when long snapper Nate Von Behren, who also played linebacker, returned a fumble seven yards for a touchdown.

In the second overtime, Tim Morrow's game-winning field goal attempt fell short. Rochester's Kyle Kirkeby began running with the missed field goal attempt and fumbled.

Von Behren scooped up the fumble and returned it for a touchdown and the walk-off bowl victory.

"The way that ended, that was just unbelievable," NIACC coach Dick Ramsey was quoted as saying in the Globe Gazette after the game. "I've never seen an ending quite like that."

Besides scoring the game-winning touchdown, Von Behren led the Trojans with 16 tackles.

After losing games in October to Waldorf and Ellsworth, the Trojans (8-3) closed the season with three straight wins over NDSCS, Rock Valley and the thrilling bowl win over Rochester CC.

2000 Pepsi Cola/Sigler Printing Bowl

RCTC 23, NIACC 20

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

RCTC                                          0                 16             7               0                 -               23

NIACC                                        14                 0               0               6                 -                20

CEDAR FALLS - NIACC's season started with a loss to the College of DuPage.

The Trojans' season ended with a 23-20 loss to RCTC in the Pepsi Cola/Sigler Printing Bowl.

But sandwiched in between the bookend losses was an incredible 9-game winning streak for the Trojans (9-2) that included two conference wins each over Iowa Central, Waldorf, Ellsworth and NDSCS.

The Trojans were ranked No. 8 in the final NJCAA poll.

"It was a super run," NIACC coach Dick Ramsey was quoted as saying in the Globe Gazette after the narrow bowl loss to the Yellowjackets. "We lost the first game of the season, we lost the last game of the season and won everything in between, and they can't take that away from us."

Wide receiver Trivice Sadler led the Trojan offense with 10 catches for 103 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown pass from Damein Cunningham in the first quarter.

Cunningham completed 12 of 29 passes for 144 yards. Chris Summers rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries to lead the Trojan ground attack.

2001 Pepsi Cola/Sigler Printing Bowl

Joliet JC 14, NIACC 7

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

Joliet JC                                     7                 0               0               7                 -               14

NIACC                                        0                 0               7               0                 -                7

CEDAR FALLS - For the second straight season, NIACC dropped a close contest in the Pepsi Cola/Sigler Printing Bowl.

The Trojans dropped a 14-7 decision to Joliet Junior College a year after falling 23-20 at the hands of RCTC.

It was the first bowl game in 20 years for Joliet JC.

The Wolves claimed the bowl victory on a 1-yard touchdown run by DeSean Davidson with 6:19 left in the fourth quarter.

Joliet JC also took advantage of a blocked punt, five NIACC fumbles and two interceptions.

NIACC (9-2) received a 4-yard touchdown run from quarterback Michael Lawrence in the second quarter.

"I guess we just didn't do what we needed to do," NIACC linebacker Mark Tetzel was quoted as saying in the Globe Gazette after the game. "It was a tough one today. We were just out there a long time. We did our best. That's all we can say."

2007 Graphic Edge Bowl

Jolie JC 28, NIACC 21

(UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa)

Score by quarters

Jolie JC                                       0                 14             0               14                 -               28

NIACC                                        0                 6               0               15                 -                21

CEDAR FALLS - In what turned out to be Scott Strohmeier's final game as coach of the NIACC football team, the Trojans dropped a 28-21 decision to Joliet JC in the Graphic Edge Bowl.

In Strohmeier's final two years as coach at NIACC, the Trojans were 7-4 in 2006 and 2007 and claimed back-to-back MFC West playoff titles.

In the 2007 Graphic Edge Bowl, Joliet pushed its lead to 28-14 with 4:50 left in the contest. The Trojans cut the final deficit to seven points with 3:09 left in the game when Joe Audelhelm caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Lorenzo Brown.

Brown completed 11 of 34 passes for 190 yards with three touchdown and two interceptions. The three touchdown passes is a NIACC bowl record.

Brown also tossed a 70-yard scoring strike to Jameel Williams and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Travis Liechti.

NIACC sophomore linebacker Luke Dolan was selected as the game's defensive MVP.

NIACC single-game bowl leaders

RUSHING

Antwon Kimbrough (1993) 165

Corey Williams (1995) 144                

Tank Corner (1990) 112

Ron Wylie (1990) 110

Adrian Culler (1995) 86

Kevin Musich (1991) 72

Jeff Yoder (1993) 66

Michael Brown (1993) 61

PASSING

Shawn Kastelic (1991) 240

Lorenzo Brown (2006) 190

Michael Lawrence (2001) 177

Shawn Kastelic (1990) 167

Ben Alford (2006) 167

Richard Lowery (1993) 159

Damein Cunningham (2000) 144

James Hood (1998) 107

PASS COMPLETIONS

Comp-att-int

Shawn Kastelic (1990) 14-23-3

Shawn Kastelic (1991) 12-41-3

Ben Alford (2006) 12-27-2

Lorenzo Brown (2007) 11-34-2

James Hood (1998) 10-25-3

Richard Lowery (1993) 9-19-0

RECEIVING YARDS

Walter Williams (1991) 126

Trivice Sadler (2000) 103

Jesse Nitchals (2001) 75

MarTay Jenkins (1993) 74

Stacy Jeter (1991) 73

Stacy Jeter (1990) 69

Tim Richmond (2006) 55

Joe Price (2001) 54

Walter Williams (1990) 53

Lorenzo Brown (2006) 45

RECEPTIONS

Trivice Sadler (2000) 10

Walter Williams (1991) 6

Lorenzo Brown (2006) 6

Stacy Jeter (1990) 4

Walter Williams (1990) 4

Jon Moffitt (1993) 4

Joe Price (2001) 4

Tim Richmond (2006) 4

Marques Parker (2007) 4

LONGEST TOUCHDOWN RUN

Antwon Kimbrough (1993) 44 yards

Corey Williams (1995) 33 yards

Michael Brown (1993) 29 yards

Ron Wylie (1990) 17 yards

LONGEST TOUCHDOWN PASS

MarTay Jenkins from Richard Lowery (1993) 74 yards

Jameel Williams from Lorenzo Brown (2007) 70 yards

Walter Williams from Shawn Kastelic (1991) 68 yards

Trivice Sadler from Damein Cunningham (2000) 37 yards

Marquis Thompson from Dallas Pagel (1995) 21 yards

Jesse Kent from Ben Alford (2006) 17 yards

LONGEST FIELD GOAL

Chad Hamilton (1995) 42 yards

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES GAME

Lorenzo Brown (2007) 3

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS GAME

Jeff Yoder (1993) 2