(5-1, 1-0 FCS Indep.)
(0-5, 0-1 MAAC)
1:00 PM ET, October 6, 2007
MCCARTHY STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Passing: N. Rossetti (IONA) - 103 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: D. Samuels (IONA) - 11 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: T. Mastrino (BRY) - 1 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rudy Arcara scored two touchdowns and Iona returned a pair of interceptions and a punt for scores in a 56-3 rout of La Salle on Saturday.
Iona (5-1, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) raced to a 35-0 lead in the first quarter and opened up an insurmountable 49-0 advantage by halftime.
Arcara scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter and fell on a blocked punt in the end zone for another score. He rushed eight times for 76 yards.
Dane Samuels paced an overpowering ground attack for Iona, which outgained La Salle 227-52. Samuels had 103 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 4-yard run.
Nick Rossetti went 5-for-7 for 103 yards and a 59-yard scoring pass to Tim Mastrino. Dustin Croick (3-for-4, 10 yards) also threw a TD pass, to DeMarcus White, for Iona.
Adam Lipski raced 20 yards for a score with an interception, and Ed Loscalzo returned a pick 48 yards in the win. Joseph Garcia also got in on the scoring barrage, returning a punt 80 yards for a TD.
Anthony Perlozzo kicked a 21-yard field goal with just over five minutes remaining to help La Salle (0-5, 0-1) avoid the shutout.