Bluffton College Football

Saturday, November 6, 1999

BC vs. Franklin College

Dwight Salzman Stadium

 

Carpenter, seniors eye records on Parent's Day

It's Parent's Day at Bluffton College, and ten BC seniors are hoping their last game in Salzman Stadium will be their seventh victory of the season. Their opponent is Franklin College, who brings a 4-4 overall record to Bluffton today and a 2-3 mark in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The Beavers came from behind last Saturday to beat Mount St. Joseph 27-26 in Cincinnati and are now 6-2 on the season and 3-2 in the HCAC, good for fourth place behind Hanover, Wabash and Wilmington. Hanover and Wabash play today and BC will travel to Wilmington next Saturday, so a lot could change in the HCAC over the next two weeks.

Franklin brings a potent aerial attack to Bluffton today, as the Grizzlies lead the HCAC in passing and are third in total offense behind Wilmington and Bluffton. Offensive leaders include quarterback Travis McMahen and wide receivers Mike Manford and Jim Larkin, who led the conference in receiving last season. McMahen has thrown for 2,900 yards this season and 29 touchdowns. Defensively, Franklin ranks last in the HCAC, giving up 488.9 yards per game.

 

Bluffton, Franklin in national statistics

Team statistics

Individual statistics

 

Records set to fall

Head Coach Carlin Carpenter and a host of BC players are rewriting the football record book. Here's a look at where they stand.

 

1999 Franklin College schedule and results

Sept. 11  at Earlham         W 48- 7
Sept. 18  BLACKBURN          W 45-17
Sept. 25  ALMA               L 38-46
Oct.   2  MANCHESTER         W 22- 6
Oct.   9  at Wilmington      L  6-55
Oct.  16  at Mt. St. Joseph  L 29-46
Oct.  23  ANDERSON           W 34- 6
Oct.  30  at Wabash          L 21-31
Nov.   6  at Bluffton
Nov.  13  HANOVER

 

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Current Standings

 

HCAC

 

Overall

Team

W

L

 

W

L

Hanover

5

0

 

8

0

Wabash

5

1

 

5

3

Wilmington

4

1

 

7

1

Bluffton

3

2

 

6

2

Franklin

2

3

 

4

4

Anderson

1

4

1

7

Mt. St. Joseph

1

5

 

2

7

Manchester

0

5

 

2

6

November 6th in the HCAC:

Wilmington at Anderson

Franklin at Bluffton

Wabash at Hanover

Mount St. Joseph at Manchester

 

 

What BC Opponents Are Doing

(1999 overall record, last week's results, today's opponent)

Bethany (3-6) beat Maryville 21-9, hosts Alfred today.
Hiram (0-8) lost to Marietta 38-14, is at Otterbein today.
Grove City (5-4) beat Alfred 28-14, hosts Muhlenberg today.
Hanover (8-0) beat Anderson 31-12, hosts Wabash today.
Wabash (5-3) beat Franklin 31-21, is at Hanover today.
Anderson (1-7) lost to Hanover 31-12, hosts Wilmington today.
Manchester (2-6) lost to Wilmington 39-0, hosts Mount St. Joseph today.
Mount St. Joseph (2-7) lost to Bluffton 27-26, is at Manchester today.
Franklin (4-4) lost to Wabash 31-21, is here today.
Wilmington (7-1) beat Manchester 39-0, is at Anderson today.