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Monday, October 07, 2013 12:00 AM

By Evan Skilliter

Sports information assistant


NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. — The Bluffton University football team traveled to North Manchester, Ind., on Saturday  to take on the Spartans of Manchester University. Manchester's defense proved too much for the visitors, only allowing one touchdown on the day, a 12-yard scoring strike from junior Nick Sheehan to senior tight end Drake Harrington, en route to the 34-7 Spartan victory.

Sheehan finished the day with 10 completions on 18 attempts for 146 yards and a touchdown before exiting with an injury late in the first half. 2012 HCAC Freshman of the Year Calib Alexander finished as Bluffton's top receiver, catching three passes for 100 yards. Harrington and Donovan Brown also pulled in three passes each for 27 and 25 yards, respectively. Senior Shawn Frost caught six balls for 25 yards.

Alexander and Eric Fox ed the Beaver rushing attack, each tallying seven carries for 28 yards. Freshman Conner Sheehan completed 9-of-24 passes in relief of his older brother Nick. Four Bluffton turnovers aided a Spartan squad that went for 253 yards on the ground while controlling the ball for nearly 37 minutes.

Josh Runda (Lima/Bath) led the Bluffton defense with 12 tackles, including eight solos. Junior Wyatt Herman added six stops, while Josh Hadley tallied five tackles and an interception.

Bluffton will be back in action Saturday in the 2013 Homecoming contest with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Kickoff in Salzman Stadium is slated for 1:30 p.m.

Last Updated on Sunday, October 06, 2013 11:57 PM

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