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Saturday, 06 October 2012 19:13

No. 19 'Cats Pick up Homecoming Win

Kyle Bolton led Baker in receiving yards with 56 on Saturday Kyle Bolton led Baker in receiving yards with 56 on Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With a balanced attack on offense with 216 yards rushing and 217 yards passing, the No. 19 ranked Baker University football team defeated Avila University, 42-13, on its Homecoming game at Liston Stadium.

The Wildcats improve to 12-0 all-time against Avila and currently stand at 5-2 overall in 2012 and 4-2 in the HAAC. They will have consecutive open dates in its schedule coming up and won’t compete again until Oct. 27 at Culver-Stockton.

The Eagles fall to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the conference and are still in search of its first win over the Wildcats in program history.

Avila scored first on the day with a 42-yard field goal from Tim Gilday with 4:27 left in the first quarter. The Wildcats responded on its next possession with a score of its own, as Kyle Bolton took a hand off 16 yards for a score to put the Wildcats up 7-6 and the ‘Cats never relinquished the lead from that point on.

Gilday added another field goal with 12:36 left in the second quarter with a 36-yard boot, but from then the Wildcats posted 35 straight points.

Jermaine Broomfield put Baker up, 14-6, with a beautiful 65-yard run right through the Avila defense with 11:46 left in the second. 

Jesse Schultz then pounded in a one -yard run with 3:33 to go in the quarter. Alen Troyer scored 1:16 later with a 27-yard run of his own and Baker entered halftime with a 28-6 lead.

Jake Morse threw the only passing touchdown of the day for Baker with a three-yard strike to Jake Green with 12:23 to go in the fourth quarter. Broomfield scored his second touchdown of the game with 5:57 to go won an 11-yard touchdown that put Baker up, 42-6. 

Then the Eagles scored its first touchdown of the game with 3:21 left in the game, as Dominic Carmazzi threw a touchdown pass to Da’Veion Sullivan from eight-yards out.

Broomfield led Baker in rushing with 91 yards, Troyer added 70 yards rushing and Kyle Bolton ran for 26 yards. Bolton also led the team in receiving with 56 yards. 

Morse was 12-of-16 passing with 139 yards and a touchdown and Sam Vossen was 3-of-5 for 78 yards.

Scott Schrag had a team high 13 tackles for the Wildcats. The senior from Pretty Prairie, Kan., had six solo tackles and assisted on seven. Andre Jolly added to his team high in sacks with 2.5 more on Saturday. He now leads the team in sacks with nine.

Baker held Avila to just 94 yards rushing and 188 yards passing and forced five punts on the day.

STATS: Baker 42 – Avila 13


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