Bluffton University linebacker Josh Runda (Lima, Ohio/Bath) led the Beavers to a stunning 24-17 win over No. 9 Franklin College Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense.
The senior paced the BU defense with 16 tackles, including 10 solo stops, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry in the win.
The Bluffton defense limited the top scoring offense in the conference to only 17 points on the afternoon.
Bluffton (3-6, 3-4 HCAC) will look to close the season with a win at rival Defiance Saturday.
||Cody Rivers, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
|Week 2||Josh Sonneberger, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology|
|Week 3||Andrew Feldhaus, Defiance College|
|Week 4||Zach Zehren, Franklin College|
|Week 5||Tony Sierra, Defiance College|
|Week 6||Andrew Feldhaus, Defiance College|
|Week 7||Derrick Worden, Hanover College|
|Week 8||Kaleb Lingg, Earlham College|
|Week 9||Ryan Aelker, Bluffton University|
|Week 10||Josh Runda, Bluffton University|