No. 12 Baker visits No. 16 Missouri Valley Saturday
The last time Missouri Valley and Baker met on the football field, Mack Brown was throwing a game-winning touchdown to Tyrell Spain (pictured) with eight seconds to play in regulation. It was the game that made 2008 a special season for the Baker Wildcats. The stakes haven’t changed in 2009. With Baker ranked 12th nationally and Missouri Valley ranked 16th, both teams know the bull's-eye is on their back.
This year’s season opener will most certainly have repercussions come November. Having one loss in conference play this season could be the difference in winning a conference championship – the 2008 champion was No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene with a 10-0 mark. Baker and Missouri Valley finished third and fourth, respectively. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday evening in Marshall, Mo. Check back for full game updates.