• Duncan has historic day in rout of Defiance
    November 10, 2018
    Duncan had an all-time historic day for the Beavers. He finished with three touchdowns (receiving, passing and rushing). The junior also added three extra points and punted two times with a 45.5 average per kick that included a 50-yarder which backed the Jackets up to their own 16 late in the third quarter.
  • Moore named Wilmington's head football coach
    December 20, 2016
    Wilmington has named Bryan Moore as its new head football coach, according to Terry Rupert, vice president of athletic administration and director of athletics. He announced the appointment is effective immediately.
  • No time to enjoy, no time to look ahead
    October 26, 2016
    Rose-Hulman finally defeated Franklin, a benchmark victory for the program. But, the Fightin' Engineers need to defeat Bluffton this week to even have a chance at the HCAC title. More in Around the Midwest.
  • Beavers stuff Manchester 34-6 on record-setting day at Alumni Field
    October 22, 2016
    Conner Sheehan’s four touchdowns pushed him to 47 career passing touchdown, breaking the previous mark of 43 set by Joel Parrett. Sheehan would also break the record for most touchdown passes in a season (18) as he has 19 with three games to play. Junior Micah Roberson broke the record for most career touchdown receptions (20) set by Andy Nowlin after his two scores gave him 21.
  • Bluffton downs Hanover 28-18 on Homecoming
    October 15, 2016
    Raphael Dell hauled in five passes for 158 yards and three receiving touchdowns, giving him nine on the year. Dell is one touchdown away from tying the record for most receiving touchdowns in a season (10).
  • Beavers roll of 41 2nd half points in rout at Anderson
    October 08, 2016
    After a slow start, the Beavers took control of the game in the second half as they marched their way to a 62-22 victory. It marks the most points for Bluffton since a 63-6 victory over these same Ravens in 1988!
  • Beavers come up just short at #20 Franklin
    September 24, 2016
    Bluffton's 604 yards of total offense was the most since the Beavers went for 609 against Hiram in 1999. The visitors moved the chains 31 times, compared to just 20 for the Grizzlies. Both teams were 5-of-5 on red zone scoring opportunities and the Beavers finished with an eight-minute edge in time of possession (34-26). The three Bluffton turnovers proved to be the difference as Franklin needed just eight plays to turn them into 20 points.
  • Bluffton downs MSJ for 3-0 start to season
    September 17, 2016
    After a slow start by both teams, the Beavers were able to get the upper hand as the Lions struggled to move the ball against Coach Rashawn West's defense. This 16-6 win propelled the Beavers to their first 3-0 on the season since 1999 and more importantly a 1-0 mark in the Heartland Conference.
  • Beavers take down Trine for 2-0 start
    September 10, 2016
    A last-second hail mary by the Thunder was unsuccessful as the Beavers marched to a 37-31 win and 2-0 start to the season. It is the first time that Bluffton has defeated Trine and it is the first 2-0 start for the Beavers since 2004!
  • Aelker and Roberson honored by NCAA
    February 10, 2016
    The NCAA has announced that two Bluffton University standouts have topped the nation in three individual categories for the 2015 football season. Senior Ryan Aelker (Holgate/New Bavaria) is the Division III statistical champion for sacks per game and tackles-for-loss per game. Sophomore Micah Roberson (Ada) joined Aelker as an NCAA statistical champion on the other side of the ball. Roberson led the country in receptions per game.
  • Aelker top DIII vote getter for Cliff Harris Award
    January 06, 2016
    When the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP handed out the awards for the 3rd annual CLIFF HARRIS AWARD, Bluffton defensive end Ryan Aelker (New Bavaria/Holgate) was announced as one of two athletes to share the top spot in Division III. Along with Aelker and Tom Lally from Mount Union, Adam Sauder took home top honors for NAIA while Marqui Christian (Division II) was named the overall winner of the Cliff Harris Award.
  • Aelker named Honorable Mention All-America
    December 19, 2015
    After four years of piling up sacks, tackles-for-losses and a host of records, senior Ryan Aelker (New Bavaria/Holgate) became the first Bluffton University football player to earn All-America honors since 1999.
  • Aelker selected as Cliff Harris Award Finalist
    December 17, 2015
    A total of 63 players were named as finalists for the Cliff Harris award in 2015. Just 19 came from Division III with Ryan Aelker the only player from the Heartland Conference to be honored. Recently named First Team All-North Region by D3football.com, Aelker is a two-time finalist for the Cliff Harris award, the first Beaver to earn that distinction.
  • Aelker and Roberson named D3football.com All-North Region
    December 08, 2015
    After earning second team recognition as a junior, Aelker became the only first team selection from Bluffton in the 11 years that D3football.com has recognized All-Region players. As a first team honoree, Aelker is now eligible for All-American honors which will be announced on Friday, Dec. 18, at the Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va.
  • Aelker named HCAC Defensive Player of the Year
    November 18, 2015
    A Bluffton record-tying seven Beavers (2000) earned First Team All-Conference honors while three were selected to the Second Team and two captured Honorable Mention honors. For the second straight season, senior end Ryan Aelker (New Bavaria/Holgate) blitzed his way to HCAC Defensive Player of the Year acclaim. He is the only defensive player in Bluffton University history to be named the HCAC Player of the Year and now he has accomplished that feat twice!
  • Bluffton takes down Defiance for 6th straight 'Hammer'
    November 14, 2015
    Sophomore wideout Micah Roberson (Ada) finished off his record-breaking season catching 12 passes for 83 yards. The 12 receptions gave him 100 for the season, crushing the previous single season record of 62 held by Eric Metz (1999) and Jack Tomlinson (2014). He also surpassed the school record (1.063) for receiving yards in a season which was also held by Eric Metz. Roberson finished with 1.096 receiving yards this season. He is now second on the all-time receptions list with 155 after two seasons, just eight from all-time leader Eric Metz (163).
  • Zickafoose named to D3football Team of the Week
    November 10, 2015
    The defense made huge plays throughout he game in order to keep the shutout streak alive, but nobody had a bigger day than Zickafoose with his eight tackles, three sacks and four TFL’s. His sacks set Anderson back 30 yards, while his four TFL's went for 36 in reverse.
  • Beavers shut out Anderson for fourth straight year
    November 07, 2015
    With the game over, there was one more surprise for Senior Day as starting offensive lineman Colton Kelso (Coschocton/River View), surrounded by his teammates, asked Raven Wilson to be his bride. And she responded YES to the jubilation of everyone on the field and in the stands! Congratulations to both Colton and Raven as they capped off a memorable Senior Day in which Bluffton's seniors went four years without surrendering a point to Anderson!
  • Beavers takes down Spartans 28-20 at Manchester
    October 24, 2015
    It was a record day for junior Micah Roberson (Ada), as his 10 receptions on the game broke the school record (62) for receptions in a season and his two TD catches tied the school record (10) in that category.
  • Enigineers slip out of Bluffton with 28-27 victory
    October 10, 2015
    The Beaver football team hosted Heartland Conference heavyweight Rose-Hulman at Salzman Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 10, as the showcase piece of Homecoming 2015 on the campus of Bluffton University. The Beavers fell to 2-3 overall with a 1-2 mark in the HCAC. RHIT improved to an impressive 5-0 overall with a spotless 3-0 record in the conference.
  • Roundup: Big wins for young programs
    September 12, 2015
    Becker got an amazing individual performance from Jacob Holmes, while George Fox got a huge win for its second-year program. Meanwhile, Bluffton looked a lot better than it did in Week 1 and Albion continued to roll up the points. More in the Week 2 roundup.
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