Zac Bruney passed for six touchdowns, including two each to Drew Hanley and Joe Bugara, and Mount Union beat Marietta, 57-0, yesterday in Alliance, Ohio, for its 100th consecutive regular season victory.
It also was the 90th Ohio Conference win in a row for the Purple Raiders, who have captured seven Division III national championships since 1993.
Bruney completed 20 of 26 passes for 252 yards without an interception or a sack. His scoring throws covered 27 and 16 yards to Hanley, 14 and two yards to Bugara, 21 yards to Rick Ciccone and 35 yards to Jason Cavell.
Ciccone rushed for 87 yards on 12 carries to lead all rushers for the Purple Raiders (5-0, 4-0). Hanley had four catches for 76 yards, and Bugara had three for 34 yards.
Marietta (3-2, 2-2) mustered just 123 yards of offense, including 23 net yards rushing on 30 attempts.
The Purple Raiders' last regular season loss was a 23-10 setback on Oct. 15, 1994, at home against Baldwin-Wallace. Since then, they have gone 126-4, with six 14-0 seasons. The only losses came in the NCAA quarterfinals in 1994, the semifinals in 1995 and 1999 and the championship game last season.
-- Associated Press