Bluffton Beavers

Overall record: 5-5 - Conference: 5-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/3 vs. Kalamazoo L, 39-14 BX
9/10 at Trine L, 41-27 BX RC
9/17 vs. Franklin * • L, 49-26 BX
9/24 at Mount St. Joseph * • L, 28-17 BX
10/1 vs. Earlham * • W, 23-6 BX
10/8 at Manchester * • W, 30-27 BX
10/15 vs. Anderson * • W, 17-12 BX
10/22 vs. Rose-Hulman * • W, 31-13 BX
10/29 at Hanover * • L, 42-7 BX
11/12 at Defiance * • W, 46-27 BX RC
Overall record: 5-5 - Conference: 5-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/17 vs. Franklin * • L, 49-26 BX
9/24 at Mount St. Joseph * • L, 28-17 BX
10/1 vs. Earlham * • W, 23-6 BX
10/8 at Manchester * • W, 30-27 BX
10/15 vs. Anderson * • W, 17-12 BX
10/22 vs. Rose-Hulman * • W, 31-13 BX
10/29 at Hanover * • L, 42-7 BX
11/12 at Defiance * • W, 46-27 BX RC
Franklin 8-0 10-2
Mount St. Joseph 5-3 6-4
Bluffton 5-3 5-5
Hanover 5-3 5-5
Rose-Hulman 5-3 5-5
Defiance 4-4 4-6
Manchester 3-5 4-6
Anderson 1-7 1-9
Earlham 0-8 0-10

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 HCAC)
2015 (6-4, 5-3 HCAC)
2014 (6-4, 6-2 HCAC)
2013 (4-6, 4-4 HCAC)
2012 (6-4, 5-3 HCAC)
2011 (5-5, 5-3 HCAC)
2010 (4-6, 3-5 HCAC)
2009 (0-10, 0-7 HCAC)
2008 (1-9, 0-7 HCAC)
2007 (1-9, 1-6 HCAC)
2006 (3-7, 2-5 HCAC)
2005 (3-7, 2-4 HCAC)
2004 (5-5, 3-3 HCAC)
2003 (2-8, 0-6 HCAC)
2002 (3-7, 1-5 HCAC)
2001 (5-5, 4-2 HCAC)
2000 (7-3, 5-1 HCAC)
1999 (7-3, 4-3 HCAC)

Team Quick Facts



Coach: Tyson Veidt (Muskingum)
Conference: HCAC
Enrollment: 794
Location: Bluffton, OH
Colors: Purple, White
Stadium: Salzman (3000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 22, 2016
Beavers stuff Manchester 34-6 on record-setting day at Alumni Field
Conner Sheehan’s four touchdowns pushed him to 47 career passing touchdown, breaking the...
October 15, 2016
Bluffton downs Hanover 28-18 on Homecoming
Raphael Dell hauled in five passes for 158 yards and three receiving touchdowns, giving him nine on...
October 8, 2016
Beavers roll of 41 2nd half points in rout at Anderson
After a slow start, the Beavers took control of the game in the second half as they marched their...
September 24, 2016
Beavers come up just short at #20 Franklin
Bluffton's 604 yards of total offense was the most since the Beavers went for 609 against Hiram in...
September 17, 2016
Bluffton downs MSJ for 3-0 start to season
After a slow start by both teams, the Beavers were able to get the upper hand as the Lions struggled...
September 10, 2016
Beavers take down Trine for 2-0 start
A last-second hail mary by the Thunder was unsuccessful as the Beavers marched to a 37-31 win and...
February 10, 2016
Aelker and Roberson honored by NCAA
The NCAA has announced that two Bluffton University standouts have topped the nation in three...
January 6, 2016
Aelker top DIII vote getter for Cliff Harris Award
When the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP handed out the awards for...
December 19, 2015
Aelker named Honorable Mention All-America
After four years of piling up sacks, tackles-for-losses and a host of records, senior Ryan Aelker...
December 17, 2015
Aelker selected as Cliff Harris Award Finalist
A total of 63 players were named as finalists for the Cliff Harris award in 2015. Just 19 came from...
December 8, 2015
Aelker and Roberson named All-North Region
After earning second team recognition as a junior, Aelker became the only first team selection from...
November 18, 2015
Aelker named HCAC Defensive Player of the Year
A Bluffton record-tying seven Beavers (2000) earned First Team All-Conference honors while three...
November 14, 2015
Bluffton takes down Defiance for 6th straight 'Hammer'
Sophomore wideout Micah Roberson (Ada) finished off his record-breaking season catching 12 passes...
November 10, 2015
Zickafoose named to D3football Team of the Week
The defense made huge plays throughout he game in order to keep the shutout streak alive, but nobody...
November 7, 2015
Beavers shut out Anderson for fourth straight year
With the game over, there was one more surprise for Senior Day as starting offensive lineman Colton...
October 24, 2015
Beavers takes down Spartans 28-20 at Manchester
It was a record day for junior Micah Roberson (Ada), as his 10 receptions on the game broke the...
October 10, 2015
Enigineers slip out of Bluffton with 28-27 victory
The Beaver football team hosted Heartland Conference heavyweight Rose-Hulman at Salzman Stadium on...
September 12, 2015
Roundup: Big wins for young programs
Becker got an amazing individual performance from Jacob Holmes, while George Fox got a huge win for...
August 5, 2015
Beavers tabbed to finish third in HCAC Coaches Poll
With his first season in the rear-view mirror, Coach Dorrel is excited to welcome his team back to...
February 10, 2015
Ryan Aelker crowned NCAA Division III sack champion
The NCAA has announced the Bluffton junior Ryan Aelker (Holgate/New Bavaria) is the Division III...
December 16, 2014
Ryan Aelker named finalist for Cliff Harris Award
One of just 18 Division III players to be named a finalist, junior Ryan Aelker is the first Bluffton...
December 11, 2014
Aelker named All-American by USA College Football
Bluffton University junior Ryan Aelker (New Bavaria/Holgate) has been named Second Team All-American...
December 8, 2014
Ryan Aelker named D3Football All North Region
For the third time in the past five seasons, the Bluffton University football team has placed a...
December 4, 2014
Brown and Tomlinson to play in National Bowl
A pair of Bluffton University seniors will lace up their cleats again on Sunday, Dec. 7 (10 AM) when...
December 1, 2014
Fox touchdown named HCAC Play of the Year
Bluffton University running back Eric Fox (Brunswick) was voted as the HCAC Play of the Year. The...
November 19, 2014
Aelker named HCAC Defensive Player of the Year
A season that saw the Bluffton University football team win six of its final seven contests was...
November 15, 2014
Beavers thump rival Defiance for 5th straight 'Hammer'
The Beavers went into the 2014 finale looking for a fifth straight win against their arch rival from...
November 8, 2014
Beavers hold Anderson to 115 yards in 24-0 shutout
The Bluffton University football team used a dominant defensive effort to come home with a 24-0...
November 1, 2014
MSJ halts Bluffton's four-game winning streak
The Bluffton University football team took the field against the number two team in the HCAC, Mount...
October 25, 2014
Bluffton takes down Manchester for fourth straight win
The Beavers came into the day on a three-game winning streak, looking to make it four, at home,...
October 18, 2014
Beavers rally for 24-22 win at Earlham
The Bluffton University Beavers used a second half rally to come back and defeat the Earlham College...
October 13, 2014
Alicea named HCAC Defensive Player of Week
Bluffton University sophomore Miguel Alicea (Westerville/South) helped the Beavers seal a 31-17 win...
October 11, 2014
Beavers stunt nation's top offense in 31-17 win at RHIT
The Bluffton University football team made the long trip to Terre Haute, Ind. worth it as they...
October 4, 2014
Bluffton hands Coach Dorrel first win on Homecoming
It took a little Hanover to beat Hanover and that is just what Bluffton used on a frigid Homecoming...
September 27, 2014
First half too much for Beavers to overcome at Franklin
The Bluffton University football team attempted to make it back-to-back years with upset victories...
September 13, 2014
Beavers fall at Baldwin-Wallace on Community Day
The Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets used a big first half to open up their 2014 season on a high...
September 9, 2014
Eric Fox leads nation in rushing
A career day for Bluffton senior running back Eric Fox (Brunswick) has the standout Beaver at the...
September 6, 2014
Ohio Wesleyan spoils Bluffton home opener
The Beavers opened up the 2014 football season at home against the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops....
April 10, 2014
Hanover coordinator takes over at Bluffton
Denny Dorel replaces Tyson Veidt, who took an assistant coaching job at Division I Toledo.
November 16, 2013
Beavers down Defiance 17-10 for fourth straight 'Hammer'
The Beavers capped their 2013 campaign with a huge win at rival Defiance College on Saturday, Nov....
November 9, 2013
Top 25 wrap: JCU makes its statement
The Blue Streaks passed their biggest test of the season with flying colors, while Franklin and...
November 9, 2013
Beavers stun #9 Franklin College on Senior Day
The Beavers shocked the HCAC and the pollsters around the country by taking down the #9 ranked...
November 10, 2012
Bluffton downs rival Defiance 27-24 in two OT's
Bluffton collected its third straight 'Hammer' over Defiance for the first time since 2001 when the...
September 29, 2012
Manchester knocks off Beavers 24-14 in Salzman Stadium
The Beavers welcomed Heartland Conference foe Manchester to Salzman Stadium on Saturday, September...
September 22, 2012
Bluffton trumps MSJ 14-7 for first win over Lions since 2001
The Beavers won their third game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 22, defeating the Mount St. Joseph...
September 15, 2012
Bluffton picks off school-record 7 passes in 28-20 win at Earlham
The Beavers won a thrilling Heartland Conference opener at Earlham College on Saturday, September...
September 1, 2012
Bluffton shuts down Kenyon 20-0 in season opener
The Bluffton University football team started the 2012 season off on the right foot Saturday, Sept....
August 16, 2012
2012 Bluffton University football preview
A school-record five conference wins during the last six games of 2011 has the Bluffton University...
January 27, 2012
Bluffton Football excels in the classroom
Of the 24 seniors recruited by head coach Tyson Veidt four years ago, 100 percent are scheduled to...
September 6, 2010
Statistical Spotlight
Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the...
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