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September 27, 2017

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No. 2 Baker Hosts No. 23 Peru State on Family Weekend

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The No. 2 ranked Baker University football team plays host to No. 23 Peru State this Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium on Baker’s Family Weekend.

 

The 5-0 Wildcats will take on a 4-1 Peru State team that just knocked off nationally ranked MNU, 31-24, on Saturday.

 

Baker is coming off of a 44-37 win at then-No. 14 Benedictine in the NAIA Game of the Week in Atchison, Kansas.

 

Logan Brettell was named the Heart Offensive Player of the Week this week after his 21-of-38, 362 passing yards and five TD pass performance against the Ravens.

 

He now has 8,072 career passing yards at Baker, just 206 yards shy of the Baker all-time mark held by Mack Brown who threw for 8,278 yards in his illustrious career.

 

Defensive tackle Josh Kock is nearing a Baker record of his own, as he has 27 career sacks for the ‘Cats, he is just six sacks shy of the all-time Baker record held by Andre Jolly, who had 33 sacks in his career.

 

Baker ranks No. 1 in the NAIA in total scoring offense with 256 points and averages 51.2 points per game.

 

The Wildcat offense has thrown for 1,773 yards, which ranks No. 3 in the NAIA and the defense’ 19 sacks ranks No. 5 nationally.

 

Freshman running back JD Woods still ranks No. 1 in the nation in scoring via TD’s with 60 and Clarence Clark ranks first nationally in total scoring overall with 71 points. He now has 593 career points at Baker, which is the most in NAIA history.

 

Indie Allen leads the Wildcats in tackles with 55, that is 20 more than any other Wildcat, Kegan Schuman is second on the team with 35 tackles.

 

The defense has picked off six passes in five games with two each from Schumann, defending Heart Defensive Player of the Week Nate McLaurin and Clay Drouillard.

 

Peru State features a run heavy offense, as they have accounted for 1,457 rushing yards in 2017, which ranks No. 2 in the country, averaging 291.4 yards per game.

 

Five different Bobcats have run for more than 100 yards total this season, including Tajh Eaddy who leads the team with 373 yards and four TD’s in four games.

 

Quarterback Travis Carnahan is second on the team in rushing yards with 255 and three TD’s and he has thrown for 400 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.

 

Defensive back Darius Finley is third in the NAIA in interceptions with three and Justin Barnes and Gunnar Orcutt lead the team in tackles with 27.

 

Baker is 6-2 all-time against the Bobcats and have won six-straight over Peru St. since they joined the Heart in 2011.

 

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September 25, 2017

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Baker Football Holds onto No. 2 Ranking

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The Baker University football team continues to hang onto the No. 2 ranking again this week, as the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll was announced on Monday.

 

The 5-0 Wildcats are now just 13 points behind No. 1 ranked and defending NAIA National champion St. Francis (Ind.) The Cougars are 4-0 on the season. No. 1 USF next faces No. 8 Marian this week on the road.

 

Baker is one of just 13 teams across the entire NAIA still undefeated. Baker took down then-No. 14 Benedictine, 44-37, in the NAIA Game of the Week last week, for its 22nd-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference victory.

 

Also ranked in the Top 25 from the Heart of America Athletic Conference is No. 7 Grand View, No. 18 Benedictine and No. 23 Peru State.

 

The Wildcats will host No. 23 Peru State this Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium for Family Weekend. Baker has won 11-straight games inside Liston Stadium.

 

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)
• Saint Francis, which has now been ranked No. 1 in six-straight polls, continued its dominance so far this season with a 48-23 win over then-No. 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) last Saturday. The Cougars boast the top scoring offense in the NAIA, averaging 55 points per game.
• The schedule does not get easier for Saint Francis, as the Cougars travel to No. 8 Marian (Ind.) on Saturday. Kick off is scheduled for 6 p.m. EDT in Indianapolis, Ind. 
• For the second-straight week, three new teams joined the Top 25 – No. 23 Peru State (Neb.), No. 24 Midland (Neb.) and No. 25 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.). Peru State and Midland were both ranked at some point during last season, while Dakota Wesleyan returns to the Top 25 after a one-week hiatus. 
• Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1 rankings with 58, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55), No. 12 Georgetown (Ky.) (25), No. 4 Morningside (Iowa) (20) and No. 13 Saint Xavier (14).
• Morningside holds the longest active streak with 129-straight Top 25 mentions.

 

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September 25, 2017

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Brettell, McLaurin Earn Heart Football Player of the Week Honors

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – Baker University senior quarterback Logan Brettell and junior defensive back Nate McLaurin earned this week’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards respectively announced on Monday, after leading No. 2 Baker over No. 14 Benedictine this past Saturday, 44-37, in the NAIA Game of the Week.

 

This is the second Player of the Week award for Brettell in 2017, the other came on Sept. 11, while this is the first for McLaurin.

 

The Wildcats won its 22nd-straight game against a Heart of America Athletic Conference team in the victory on Saturday and Brettell went 21-of-38 for 362 yards and five touchdown passes, including a TD pass with 50-seconds remaining to Tywonn Moss to seal the win over the Ravens.

 

He now has 8,072 career passing yards, just 206 yards shy of the Baker school record held by Mack Brown.

 

McLaurin had 11 total tackles in the win over No. 14 BC and picked off Raven quarterback Schaefer Schuetz’ final pass of the game for McLaurin’s second interception on the year, he also recovered a fumble in the victory.

 

The Wildcats return home this Saturday, September 30 to face (RV) Peru State at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

 

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September 23, 2017

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No. 2 Baker Defeats No. 14 Benedictine in NAIA Game of the Week

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas The NAIA Football Game of the Week lived up to the hype, as No. 2 Baker defeated No. 14 Benedictine, 44-37, on Saturday afternoon inside Larry Wilcox Stadium.

 

With the scored tied up, 37-37, 2016 NAIA National Player of the Year Logan Brettell connected with Tywonn Moss on a six-yard TD reception with 50 seconds remaining to give Baker the final tally of 44-37.

 

Brettell went 21-of-40 for 362 yards and five touchdown passes, his counterpart Shaefer Schuetz went 27-of-43 with 266 passing yards and four TD’s.

 

Baker accumulated 453 total yards of offense, while Benedictine had 430. JD Woods ran 24 times for 79 yards.

 

The scoring began early in the first quarter when a bad snap sailed over punter Elijah Gastelum’s head and he was tackled in the end zone for a safety, BC led 2-0.

 

Then Baker responded on its next drive when Brettell found Clarence Clark in stride on a 75-yard TD pass.

 

Just four minutes later, Brettell again found Clark in the end zone on a 38-yard touchdown pass to give Baker the 13-2 lead, as the extra point was missed by Abram Garcia.

 

Marquis Stewart scored his first of two touchdowns with 1:32 to go in the first quarter on a short TD run.

 

Baker then scored three-straight touchdowns with another TD pass from Brettell this time to Nick Snider from 39-yards out, a 1-yard TD run by AJ Totta and a second TD reception to Snider from 4-yards out to give Baker the 34-9 lead.

 

Then BC went on a run of its own with 20-straight points, Schuetz threw a TD pass to Carl Hecht right before halftime, then threw a 9-yard TD pass to Aaron Jackson, before a third TD pass to Jameel Kirkland to bring the score, 34-29, with 8:41 remaining.

 

Garcia nailed a 34-yard field goal with 10:48 to go in the game to bring the score 37-29.

 

Then with 5:50 to go Schuerz found Stewart again and he scored from 7-yards out and they both connected on the two-point conversation to tie the game up 37-37.

 

Then Bretell marched the Wildcats down the field and scored with 50 seconds remaining for Baker’s 22nd-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference win.

 

The Wildcats are now 5-0 on the year and 20-14-1 all-time against the Ravens. BC falls to 4-1 on the season.

 

Indie Allen had a big game for the Baker defense, with 16 tackles and Josh Kock led the defensive line with two sacks.

 

Clark finished with four catches for 125 yards, while Snider had nine catches for 124 yards.

 

Nate McLaurin had an interception to end the game and had 11 tackles. Baker returns home to face (RV) Peru State next Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

 

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September 20, 2017

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No. 2 Baker at No. 14 Benedictine Tabbed NAIA Game of the Week

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas Thanks to the fans of Baker and Benedictine Nation, this week’s battle between No. 2 Baker University and No. 14 Benedictine College has been selected the NAIA Game of the Week.

 

The NAIA placed four games in consideration for the NAIA Football Game of the Week and put the four contests up for a competition on Facebook. 

 

Each game was represented by a photo, the photo with the most ‘Likes’ earned the NAIA Game of the Week distinction. Baker and BC fans voted 366 times to win the contest! 

 

The 4-0 Wildcats and 4-0 Ravens meet for the 35th time on Saturday, as Baker leads the all-time series 19-14-1. The Wildcats have won nine of the last 11 meetings between the two, including a 60-7 win last year. 

 

Seven of the last 10 games between these two teams have been decided by 10 points or less, with five of them being decided by a touchdown or less. 

 

This is the 4th-straight time Baker has come into their game against BC ranked inside the top-5.

 

They are 1-2 in the previous three games. Baker is also riding a 21-game winning streak against opponents from the Heart. The last loss came at Larry Wilcox Stadium in Atchison on September 26, 2015 in a 35-31 win for the Ravens.

 

BU’s JD Woods leads the NAIA in scoring with 60 points. He has nine rushing TDs & one receiving TD. He has scored multiple TDs in three of four games.

 

The Ravens are Top 10 in the NAIA in rush offense and defense. They average 303 yds/gm (4th) and give up only 67.3 yds/gm (8th).

 

Both teams come into today’s game outscoring their opposition by more than 30 points per game. BC at +36.2 and BU at + 31.7.

 

Marquis Stewart’s 236 rushing yards vs. MNU are the most by a Raven running back since Cameron Fore rushed for 236 yards against Avila on 10/12/2013.

 

JD Woods & Ejay Johnson of BC are No. 2 and No. 3 in the NAIA in total rushing. They are also the only two Heart RBs averaging 100+ yds/gm.

 

Baker’s Clarence Clark broke the all-time NAIA career scoring record against William Penn and has amassed 577 points in his career breaking the old record of 526. 

 

The Baker defense is No. 2 in the NAIA in total sacks with 16. Indie Allen, Josh Kock and Jack Taylor are all tied for the team lead in sacks with three. 

 

The Wildcat defense is No. 11 in rushing defense per game at 97 yards and is No. 19 in the NAIA in scoring defense per game at 22.3 per game. 

 

2016 NAIA National Player of the Year Logan Brettell is now Baker’s all-time leader in total offensive yards with 8,360 and is now just 569 yards away from breaking Mack Brown’s all-time passing yards record for BU. That record is 8,278 passing yards which was set in 2009. 

 

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September 18, 2017

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Football Holds onto No. 2 Ranking

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas After a perfect 4-0 start to the season, the Baker University football team held onto its No. 2 ranking in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll, announced on Monday.

 

The Wildcats will next take on No. 14 ranked Benedictine in a showdown of the final two undefeated teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference this Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. in Atchison, Kansas.

 

Baker enters the contest with a 21-game winning streak against the Heart, the last time BU fell to a Heart team was to Benedictine in Atchison, Kansas on Sept. 26, 2015, by a score of 35-31.

 

Also ranked in the Top 25 this week from the Heart includes No. 8 Grand View and No. 22 MNU.

 

The Baker defense enters Saturday ranked No. 2 in the NAIA in sacks with 16 and the offense is No. 2 in the country in total points scored with 212.

 

They also feature the No. 1 ranked scoring kicker in the nation in Clarence Clark with 35 points, he is also the NAIA’s all-time leading scorer with 577 career points.

 

Freshman JD Woods leads the country in offensive scoring with 60 points and is the nations leading rusher with 536 yards. Baker has rushed for 1,039 total yards, ranking No. 5 in the NAIA.

 

Benedictine comes into the game as the nations leading rushing team with 1,212 yards and has scored 206 total points, ranking third nationally. Ejay Johnson is the Ravens leading rusher with 492 yards, ranking second only to Woods.

 

The BC defense is just one sack shy of Baker with 15, ranking No. 3 in the NAIA.

 

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)
• Saint Francis downed then-No. 23 St. Ambrose (Iowa), 49-21, last weekend to improve to 3-0 on the year. Quarterback Nick Ferrer threw for 508 yards and six touchdowns, while tailback Justin Green tallied a season-high 162 yards rushing and one score. 
• The slate of ranked opponents continues for the Cougars on Saturday, as they host No. 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) in a Mid-States Football Association crossover game. 
• Three new teams joined the Top 25 this week – No. 21 Cumberland (Tenn.), No. 25 (tied) Concordia (Mich.) and No. 25 (tied) Hastings (Neb.). Hastings snaps the longest drought among the trio, as the Top 25 mention is the first for the Broncos since checking in at No. 25 on Oct. 29, 2012. The Phoenix were last ranked during the 2014 season, while Concordia was recognized once last season.
• Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1 rankings with 58, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55), No. 16 Georgetown (Ky.) (25), No. 4 Morningside (Iowa) (20) and No. 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) (14).
• Morningside holds the longest active streak with 128-straight Top 25 mentions.

 

To view the entire Top 25 poll, please click here.

 

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