Wildcats were down 42-27 at halftime.
The defense though held the Steamwheelers to one touchdown and the Cats rallied for a 56-49 win.
Courtney Young set the tone with a sack of Quad City quarterback J.J. Raterink to start the third quarter for a safety.
It is Young's second safety in as many games.
Wildcats are 7-2 heading into a bye week.
Next game is at home May 30th against Bossier-Shreveport.