NEW CONCORD — Make some more room in the trophy case.

Mount Union clinched a share of its 29th Ohio Athletic Conference championship — all since 1985 — and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a 52-10 dismantling of Muskingum at McConagha Stadium on Saturday.

Junior quarterback D’Angelo Fulford passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns — two of them to Luke Herrington — and Louis Berry made another big play on defense as Mount Union (9-0, 8-0), ranked No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association poll, raced out to a 28-0 lead 18 minutes into the game.

Fulford increased his season passing total to 2,224 yards and he’s thrown 32 towchdowns against just one interception.

 Herrington caught four passes for 112 yards, all in the first quarter, including a 78-yarder that set up the Purple Raiders’ second touchdown.

Berry recorded his second blocked field goal of the season and — like the first one — it was returned for a Mount Union touchdown, this time by Gabe Brown that made it 45-3 late in the third quarter.

Mount Union, which has qualified for its 30th NCAA tournament appearance, will return home to play Marietta (7-2, 6-2) next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in search of the program’s 26th unbeaten regular season since 1985.

“I thought our performance was OK,” Mount Union coach Vince Kehres said. “It was good enough to get a win but we’ve got things to clean up. We’ve got to execute better. There were several instances where we didn’t convert on third down and we allowed them to convert and extend drives. I thought we were just a little off in our execution.”

The Purple Raiders were 5-for-9 on third-down conversions and 0-for-2 on fourth down, although one of those came in the game’s final minute with Mount Union electing to take a knee.

Muskingum (4-5, 3-5) quarterback Brody Hahn was 10-of-26 passing for 110 yards and ran 14 times for 31 yards. Receiver Terry Geiger caught six passes for 79 yards.

Two of Fulford’s scoring passes, both to Herrington, were sandwiched around a 1-yard scoring run by Josh Petruccelli as Mount Union built a 21-0 lead less than eight minutes into the game. Petruccelli rushed 16 times for 68 yards and scored twice, giving him 10 touchdowns on the ground this season.

The Muskies got on the board with a 21-yard field goal by Gavin Costello with 17 seconds left in the first half to make it 28-3, but Darian Littlejohn returned the second-half kickoff to the Muskingum 22 to set up a 20-yard field goal by Cory Barnett. An interception by Brown at the Muskies 37 then led to a Fulford-to-Justin Hill scoring pass of 15 yards to make it 38-3.

Muskingum’s ensuing drive covered 82 yards in 15 plays before Costello was called on for a 20-yard field goal. Berry dove through from the left side of the defensive line, blocked the kick and Brown scooped it up and ran untouched to the end zone.