10.17.09 | Football
Baker hosts Benedictine on Maple Leaf Festival weekend
The Wildcats will look to get back on track this weekend when they take on HAAC rival Benedictine College. The Wildcats come into play 2-3, while the Ravens come in at 3-3.
Baker and Benedictine have both played common opponents in Missouri Valley, MidAmerica Nazarene and Avila University. The Wildcats opened with those three opponents, and the Ravens met the same three the past three weekends. Both squads beat Avila and lost to the other two.
10.10.09 | Football
Baker football falls to No. 3 Lindenwood
The Lindenwood offense came out firing on Saturday afternoon on a dreary, cold and cloudy day in St. Charles, Mo. The Lions racked up nearly 500 yards of total offense, 280 passing and 194 rushing on their way to a 52-30 victory.
Baker quarterback Mack Brown passed for 247 yards with 1 touchdown and running back Richie Bryant rushed for 135 yards with 2 touchdowns in a game where Baker never seemed to be able to catch up.
No. 3 Lindenwood improved to 6-0 on the season, while Baker dropped to 2-3.
Baker will be back in action next weekend when they take on conference rival Benedictine College (3-3) at 6 p.m. from Liston Stadium in Baldwin City, Kan.View the full box score and season stats here.
10.9.09 | Football
No. 3-ranked Lindenwood next for Baker University
Baldwin City, Kan. — No. 3-ranked Lindenwood, the lone unbeaten team in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, will play host to Baker University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.
The Lions (5-0) lead the conference in points scored (57.6 points per game), total offense (534 yards) and points allowed (16.8).
9.19.09 | Football
Baker rolls Avila 41-0
The Baker offense and defense were finally on the same page on Saturday afternoon when they faced conference foe Avila University. Richie Bryant was back to his 2008 form after rushing for 242 yards with 2 touchdowns and one breakaway 76 yard gain. Senior quarterback Mack Brown led the way on the air attack throwing for 180 yards with 3 touchdowns.
Defensively Matt Brock led the way with 8 solo tackles and 1 sack. Junior Colton Miller recorded his third interception of the season ranking him 2nd overall in the NAIA.
9.13.09 | Football
No. 8 MNU dominates No. 12 Baker
Offensive woes were the story yet again on Saturday evening when the Baker Wildcats fell 45-13 to 8th ranked MidAmerica Nazarene. Personal fouls were problems early for the Wildcats, when they stalled two potential scoring drives early in the 1st quarter. “We had two drives going and got personal fouls,” said Head Coach Mike Grossner. “We’re literally shooting ourselves in the foot. Until we stop doing that, we're not going to be a good football team.”
After a scoreless first quarter, the flood gates opened up. The Pioneers scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, one of which was a 90 yard punt return. “That was a knockout play,” stated Grossner.
9.6.09 | Football
No. 16 Missouri Valley upsets No. 12 Baker
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The Baker University football team kicked off their 2009 campaign on Saturday evening when they took on No. 16 Missouri Valley College. From start to finish, the Vikings had the game in control. Going into halftime Baker trailed 21-0, and things didn't improve from there. The Vikings defense held Baker to 3 rushing yards, 193 passing yards, and 196 yards of total offense.
Heading into the 4th quarter Baker trailed the Vikings 34-0. Andrew Patch (pictured) provided one of the only highlights when he returned a 57 yard interception at the 14:42 mark in the 4th quarter. Late in the game Richie Bryant punched in a touchdown with a 5 yard run capping off the only scores the Wildcats had in the game.