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Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:58

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10.9.09 | Football

No. 3-ranked Lindenwood next for Baker UniversityBaker Line

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).

The Wildcats (2-2) have posted consecutive shutouts — 41-0 over Avila and 45-0 over Culver-Stockton — since opening with two losses.

Wildcat senior running back Richie Bryant is second in the conference with 103.3 rushing yards per game and leads the HAAC with nine touchdowns.

Senior kicker Derek Doerfler is closing in on the career record for field goals made at Baker. He has kicked 40 field goals, including 12 longer than 50 yards, to rank second behind Mike Gardner (41) on the school charts.

Baker defensive end Andrew Patch (4.5 sacks) and Colton Miller (three interceptions) lead the conference in those respective categories.

Lindenwood is led by quarterback Philip Staback (228.6 passing yards a game) and running back Denodus O’Bryant (94.5 rushing yards a game).

Lindenwood edged Baker 25-21 last year in Baldwin City for its sixth consecutive victory over the Wildcats. Baker’s last victory over Lindenwood was a 22-0 decision over the Lions in 2002.

Baker will play host to Benedictine at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Liston Stadium.

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