CANTON, Ohio - Malone (Ohio) College reeled off 27 first-quarter points as it defeated visiting Union College 55-21 Saturday at Fawcett Stadium.
The Pioneers (2-1 overall) jumped out to a 20-0 lead before the Bulldogs (0-3 overall) cracked the scoring column. Malone tacked on Derek Deardorff 14-yard touchdown reception in the second as it took a 34-7 cushion into the half.
Joey Waters (McDonough, Ga.) hit Kyle Callahan (Covington, Ky.) for 10-yard touchdown pass at the 13:12 mark in the third, cutting the margin to 34-14. However, Malone scored twice in the period to stretch the margin to 48-14.
Waters hit Shawn Kelly (Owenton, Ky.) for a 5-yard scoring strike in the fourth for the Bulldogs' final tally. But it was too little, too late as Malone recorded the 55-21 victory.
Malone outgained Union 479-247 in total offense. Malone racked up 362 yards through the air and 117 on the ground, while Union had 240 yards passing and only seven yards rushing.
Waters completed 20-of-34 passes for 221 yards and three scores while having three passes picked off. Callahan pulled down six passes for 138 yards and a touchdown.
Union returns to Mid-South Conference East play on Saturday when it pays Pikeville (Ky.) College a visit. Game time is set for 6 p.m.