FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2017
Contact: Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications
No. 2 Baker Shuts Out Central Methodist, 49-0
BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The No. 2 ranked Baker University football team shined on Senior Day, as they shut out Central Methodist, 49-0, to move to a perfect 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the Heart Southern Division on Saturday.
This marks Baker’s 14th-straight win inside Liston Stadium and 26th-straight win over a Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent.
JD Woods had a record-breaking performance, as he broke Baker’s single game record for rushing in a game with his 313 yards on 28 attempts and four touchdowns.
He broke Kevin Alwine’s previous record of 306 yards rushing on 28 attempts against Missouri Valley back in 1985.
Marco Aguinaga got his first career start for the Wildcats at quarterback, as he went 31-of-37 for 233 yards and two touchdowns and he ran for 33 yards on seven carries.
This marks the Wildcats’ first shut out since September 5, 2015 at Culver-Stockton, when they shut out CSC, 58-0.
Baker’s defense was outstanding, as they allowed just 224 total yards of offense, as the Eagles ran for 128 yards and threw for 96 yards. Caleb Bedford went 12-of-39 and threw an interception to Aaron Hill.
Ryan Workman led Baker in tackles with seven and Landon Decker led the team in tackles for loss with 2.5, as a team BU had 10 tackles for loss.
10 different Wildcats caught a pass, with 10 coming from Nick Snider for 53-yards, Clarence Clark had a strong Senior Day with his six catches for 53 yards and a score and he connected on all seven on his PAT’s.
Tywonn Moss also had three catches for 30 yards and the first TD of the game. Woods ran in TD’s of 54-yards, 13-yards, 10-yards and 80-yards. Ronald Allen scored the final TD of the game from 11-yards out with 12:06 to go in the game.
The Wildcats improve to 32-14 all-time against CMU and have now won 11-straight against the Eagles.
Offensively, the Wildcats ran for 398 yards and threw for 233, accumulating 631 total yards.
BU allowed just 14 first downs and CMU punted eight times. Baker converted 31 first downs on the offensive side.