Cardinal Mooney scored on a pair of special teams touchdowns and easily handled Akron Buchtel 47-12 Saturday afternoon in Akron.
Jon Saadey’s 33-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Megyesi in the first quarter opened the scoring at 7-0.
Special teams came up with a turnover for Mooney’s second score of the game as the Cardinals recovered a fumbled punt snap in the end zone for a touchdown making the score 13-0.
After a Buchtel touchdown pass made it 13-6, the Cards made it 20-6 on a Mark Handel 3-yard touchdown run.
The Cardinals added a 20-yard field goal by Zak Kennedy to take a 23-6 halftime lead.
Mooney extended its advantage to 30-6 when Mark Handel recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Brandon Berry was credited with the block.
Jordan Jones broke loose for a 35-yard touchdown run to push the advantage to 37-6 late in the third quarter.
Mooney added a field goal midway through the fourth quarter as Zak Kennedy connected from 22 yards and the Cardinals led 40-6.
Mooney’s final score came on an Anthony Gill 39-yard touchdown run.
Buchtel scored on the final play of the game to bring the score to its final count of 47-12.