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11.4.11 | Football

No. 25 Baker looks to keep playoff hopes alive Saturday against No. 9 Benedictine

2011 Senior Day

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the first time since Sept. 19, the Baker football team is back in the NAIA coaches’ Top 25 poll with a chance to knock off another Top 10 rival on its home field.

10.31.11 | Football

Baker football team rounds out weekly Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

Back in Top 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the third time this season, the Baker University football team is back in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll at No. 25.

This week’s foe, Benedictine College checks in at No. 9 after defeating Avila University last Saturday 25-10. Kickoff for Saturday’s contest will be at 1 p.m. from Liston Stadium.

10.26.11 | Football

Wildcats ink Richard Alexander in early signing period

Richard Alexander

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head football coach Mike Grossner announced the early signing of offensive lineman Richard Alexander on Wednesday afternoon.

Alexander, a senior offensive lineman out of Olathe South High School will graduate early and enroll at Baker beginning in the spring on 2012.

“Richard was in our one day ‘O-Line Pride Camp’ this past summer,” Grossner said. “We had him at the top of our list of recruits to sign because we feel like he can play all five positions, and will have an immediate impact next year with spring ball under his belt. Speaking of belts, he is a black belt in karate, which speaks highly of his athleticism.”

10.23.11 | Football

Wildcats blast Culver-Stockton, 71-21 in Homecoming game

BU vs Culver-

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It took all but 37 seconds for the Wildcats to strike first on Saturday afternoon, as they went on to rout Culver-Stockton College 71-21 on Homecoming Saturday.

Offensively, the Wildcats racked up 565 yards of total offense as sophomore quarterback Jake Morse threw for 317 yards with five touchdowns.

Jake Green led the Wildcats receiving core with five receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns. John Babb stabilized the rushing attack with 126 yards on 17 carries.

Jake Morse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore quarterback Jake Morse (Lenexa, Kan.) was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday.

Morse had an efficient game in the Wildcats 37-20 win over Avila University Saturday, connecting on 20-of-26 passes for 298 yards with three TDs.

Morse will represent the conference for the NAIA weekly awards, which will be announced Monday afternoon.

10.8.11 | Football

Huge first half lifts Baker past Avila 37-20

Baker vs Avila

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University football team got the bounce-back result it needed on Saturday afternoon with a commanding, 37-20 victory over Avila University.

The Wildcats (4-3, 3-3 HAAC) scored 20 points in the first quarter on two touchdown passes from Jake Morse and one rushing score by Kyle Bolton. Andrew Kimry added a field goal in the second quarter, before Morse completed another touchdown pass to Joel Murphy. Avila finally got on the scoreboard with 28 seconds remaining in half on touchdown pass by Jacob Hicks to James Russell.

The Eagles (0-6, 0-4 HAAC) scored just three minutes out of the break on another touchdown pass from Hicks, but Baker proved to be too much down the stretch as running back Scottie Meyer made his return from injury with a rushing touchdown just two plays later.

10.1.11 | Football

No. 8 MidAmerica escapes past Baker 33-30


BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Eighth-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene got a scare on Saturday afternoon as they managed to escape Liston Stadium with a 33-30 victory.

Andrew Kimrey put the Wildcats on the board first with a field goal with 6:37 remaining in the first quarter, but MNU quickly responded scoring in less than two minutes to take back the lead on a Sean Ransburg touchdown pass to Branden Phillips.

BU’s highlight play of the first half came on a double pass from Jake Morse to Xavier Lewis, who then threw a 38-yard touchdown strike to Jake Green, giving Baker a 10-7 lead.

10.1.11 | Football

Wildcats host No. 8 MNU Saturday afternoon in blackout game

BU Blackout

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team will look for another marquee victory at Liston Stadium this weekend when it hosts No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Wildcats (3-2 overall, 2-2 HAAC) are coming off a 38-7 defeat last week to No. 6 Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.

Saturday also marks the Wildcats’ ‘BLACKOUT’ game. All Baker fans are encouraged to wear black T-shirts to the game, or purchase the custom-made blackout T-shirts at the Baker tent at Liston.


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