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.
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.