By Tim Glon
ADA -- The Ohio Northern football team rolled up 610 yards of offense in a 49-16 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Wilmington on a warm, sunny afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.
The Polar Bears improve to 3-0 on the season and are 2-0 in OAC play, while the Quakers fall to 1-1, 0-1.
Both of ONU's running backs had career afternoons, as sophomore A.J. Marks (Guysville/Alexander) ran 10 times for a career-high 146 yards and a score and sophomore Brock Martin (Attica/Seneca East) rushed 23 times for a career-best 136 yards and two scores.
Junior quarterback Anthony McFadden (Chillicothe/Paint Valley) ran 10 times for 78 yards and completed 15-of-22 passes for 253 yards and three scores and senior Chad Rex (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch) caught nine passes for 140 yards and a TD for the Polar Bears.
Wilmington was led by Kyle Barrett, who completed 16-of-35 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
The Polar Bears struck first when Martin plowed in from 1 yard out with 4:14 left in the opening period, but the Quakers tied it up when Barrett hit D.J. Chambers on a 45-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 left in the opening quarter.
Martin banged in from 2 yards out on ONU's next possession and McFadden hit sophomore Chase Rose (Kenton/Upper Scioto Valley) on a-17 yard touchdown pass to put Ohio Northern ahead 21-7 at halftime.
Marks raced in from 63 yards out to put ONU up 28-7 just 2:41 into the third period.
McFadden then hit senior Caleb Saalfeld (Modesto, Calif./Fred Beyer) on a 54-yard touchdown pass and the Polar Bears led 35-10 with 8:12 left in the period.
McFadden went on top again in early in the fourth quarter as he hit Rex on a 43-yard score and it was 42-10 with 11:53 left in the game.
Haseleu's pick-6 made it 49-10 with 7:13 to play.
ONU out-gained WC 610-386 and held the ball for 31:29.
The Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday with their first road game of the season, a 1:30 pm contest at Otterbein.