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Saturday, November 06, 2010 8:07 PM

Braves knock wind out of Bethany

By The Herald Staff

LINDSBORG — The wind played tricks on the football field Saturday in Lindsborg.

Maybe that was the reason for an unusual game between No. 10 Ottawa University and Bethany College.

Ottawa used two special teams touchdowns, a defensive touchdown and a safety to help the Braves turn back the Swedes, 39-33. The win kept Ottawa in the mix for an NAIA playoff spot.

Losses Saturday by two other top-10 teams gives Ottawa  a chance to slide up to the No. 8 spot in the NAIA rankings, which would give the Braves a home playoff berth.

Ottawa was led offensively by junior receiver Clarence Anderson, who had 12 catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Brother Donald Anderson blocked two punts that were either recovered or returned for scores.

Ottawa (8-1, 7-1) plays Saturday at home against Friends.

More more on the victory over Bethany, see Tuesday's Herald.

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