Baker enters the highly anticipated game with a perfect record of 4-0 and 3-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats have opened up the season with four straight victories for the first time since 2000 and have won eight straight dating back to last season.
Under head coach Mike Grossner, Baker is 2-2 at home against Mo Valley in his nine years as head coach and Baker’s last victory came in 2008 in a 26-22 win at home.
The No. 5 Vikings come to town with a 3-0 record and perfect mark in the HAAC at 2-0. They have averaged 41 points per game and have a margin of victory of 32 points.
Missouri Valley collected its three victories over McPherson, 27-13, MidAmerica Nazarene, 41-7 and Avila, 55-6.
The Wildcats four victories came against No. 11 Ottawa, 27-20, Peru State, 34-13, Evangel, 48-17 and Central Methodist, 24-14.
Baker is currently ranked No. 5 in the country in total
scoring offense with 133 points and ninth in total passing yards with 835, 557 of those yards have come from senior Sam Vossen and 269 from junior Jake Morse.
Morse will start his second straight game after missing the Peru State and Evangel contests.
Last week against Central Methodist, Morse bounced back with a 12-for-18 night with 254 yards and two touchdowns.
The Wildcats top two rushers on the season have been two newcomers, junior Dillon Baxter and freshman Jermaine Broomfield.
Baxter leads the team with 274 yards on the ground, averaging five yards per carry and two touchdowns. He had his longest run of the season in the win over CMU on a 35-yard touchdown run.
Broomfield has run for 249 yards and a team high four touchdowns. He averages 4.5 yards per carry.
Senior Reggie Harris has been the team leader in receiving for much of the season with his team high 12 receptions, 267 yards receiving and is second on the team in touchdown receptions with two. Fellow senior Joel Murphy leads the Cats’ in touchdown catches with three.
Five Wildcats have 20 or more tackles including team leader Adam Steele (35), Preston Schenck (27), Andre Jolly (25), Jesse Campbell (20) and Adrian Pearson (20).
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