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Friday, 14 September 2012 15:01

No. 9 BU Looks for 4-0 Start at CMU

Freshman running back Jermaine Broomfield leads the Wildcats in rushing with 211 yards at four touchdowns Freshman running back Jermaine Broomfield leads the Wildcats in rushing with 211 yards at four touchdowns

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 9 ranked Baker University football team will travel to Fayette, Mo., this Saturday, Sept. 15 to take on Central Methodist University at 6 p.m. in search of its first 4-0 start since the 2000 season.

That 2000 squad went 9-2 on the year and opened up the season a perfect, 6-0. This year’s team is 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Baker’s three wins have come against No. 11 Ottawa on the road, 27-20, Peru State on the road, 34-13 and at home last Saturday, 48-17.

The Baker offense has scored 109 points in its first three games, which ranks them sixth in the country in scoring offense. The Wildcats are also in the top 10 in the nation in total rushing yards with 587, ranking them No. 9.

Leading the way on the ground is freshman Jermaine Broomfield who has rushed for 211 yards with four touchdowns and not far behind him is USC transfer Dillon Baxter.

Baxter has 202 yards rushing with one touchdown and averages 4.5 yards per carry. Wide receiver Kyle Bolton has come around the edge on a few carries this season and has collected 106 yards rushing for an average of 35.3 yards per carry and a touchdown.

Sam Vossen has started the last two games for the Wildcats at quarterback and is 39-of-66 in the air for 557 yards and six touchdowns. He was very efficient against Evangel last week, completing over 66-percent of his passes on 18-of-27 for 241 yards and three touchdowns.

For his efforts he was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Teammate Bryan Williams was named HAAC Special Teams Player of the Week after the punter averaged 43 yards per punt against Evangel.

Baker has had at least one player receive a weekly HAAC award in each of the first three week’s of the season.

The Wildcats are plus five in the turnover margin so far this season, a big reason for that is sophomore safety Preston Schenck. The Lawrence, Kan., product has three interceptions on the season and is second on the team in tackles with 20.

Adam Steele leads the team in tackles with 23 and sophomore Andre Jolly is the team leader in tackles for loss with six and sacks with four.

Central Methodist comes in 1-1 on the year and 1-1 in the HAAC. They fell to MidAmerica Nazarene, 34-14, at home in week one and followed that up with a road win at Avila last week, 28-20.

Seta Pohahau leads the team in total offense with 138 yards rushing and 58 receptions with three touchdowns.

The Eagles have split time at quarterback between Kaleb Borghardt and Bryant Jackson. Borghardt is 5-of-12 with 99 yards and a touchdown, while Jackson is 4-of-14 for 31 yards and three interceptions.

Fans can watch the game live on Saturday with live stats, live video and audio at www.bakerwildcats.com. Click the multimedia tab and enjoy the action.

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