Shown here against Wooster, Trevor Smith (30) and Lincoln Washington (97) were starters against Otterbein Saturday and helped hold the Cardinals offense in check most of the game.

WESTERVILLE — After a slow start, the Wilmington College kicked things in to high gear Saturday in a 47-21 blowout of Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference contest at Memorial Stadium.

The Quakers (2-1, 1-1) piled up 495 yards of total offense, after gaining just 27 yards on their first 11 plays.

The running combinatino of Nehemiah Jenkins (118) and Ben Hobbs (106) led the Quakers to the easy victory.

Leading 12-7 late in the first half, Wilmington took complete control of the game following Hobbs’ 14 yard touchdown pass from Derek Larimer, Seth Best’s extra point with 36 seconds left in the half and an Otterbein fumble on the ensuing kickoff.

The Quakers, though unable to score on that drive because of a turnover of their own, took the second half kickoff and went 68 yards in 11 play with Jenkins capping the possession with a 7 yard touchdown run. Best’s PAT made it 26-7 and set the tone for the rest of the game.

The Quakers will be back in action Saturday at Townsend Field as Capital visits on Homecoming weekend. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Larimer threw a trio of TD passes — one each to Kaleb Easley, Lathan Jones and Hobbs.

The Wilmington defense was strong, holding Otterbein to just 3.3 yards per play and forcing three turnvoers.

Jake Sheriff led WC with 12 total tackles while Joey Weikel had 11 tackles, including three tackles for loss. Jarod Lee and Sean Hollenbeck had sacks with Sheriff and Trevor Smith recovering fumbles. Nathan Nemeth and Na’Zere Neal had interceptions.