Bluffton shuts out Anderson 35-0, now 3-1September 30, 2000
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Bluffton College improved to 3-1 on the season Saturday with a 35-0 shutout of Anderson University in Salzman Stadium. The Beavers are now 1-0 in the Heartland Conference and will host Mount St. Joseph on Saturday for homecoming.
The Bluffton defense forced five Anderson turnovers and held the Ravens to 236 yards in total offense in picking up their first shutout since October 11, 1997 when BC blanked Sue Bennett College 33-0.
Quarterback Brad Moore passed for 295 yards and four touchdowns on 15 of 27 passing, with Luke Habegger catching six of those passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Tyson Goings churned out 129 yards rushing to move into third place on the Bluffton career rushing list with 3,353 yards.
Greg Ditz, Shawn Goetz and Ben Schwab all intercepted Anderson passes, while Demont Watkins and Greg Bruns both recovered a fumble. Ditz recorded ten tackles to lead the Beavers.
BC scored one touchdown in each of the first two quarters, as Moore hit Jamie Stevens, who caught four passes for 59 yards in the game, on a nine yard TD strike in the first quarter and then Habegger on a 54 yard scoring toss in the second quarter. Moore hit Habegger on a 13 yard pass and then Jovan Johnson on a 40 yard pass, both in the third quarter, to take a 28-0 lead into the final frame. Johnson added a one-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring.
Antonio Hickerson rushed for 129 yards to lead the Raven offense. Anderson falls to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Heartland Conference.