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11.09.12 | M Football

BU hosts GU on Senior Day

Saturday is senior day for the Wildcats Saturday is senior day for the Wildcats

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 12 ranked Baker University football team will host Graceland University this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Liston Stadium in its regular season finale and Senior Day.


The Wildcats enter the contest 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tied for third-place with No. 19 ranked Evangel, but the Wildcats own the tie-breaker with Evangel after beating them head-to-head, 48-17, back on Sept. 8 at home.

Graceland is tied for fourth-place in the conference with No. 25 Benedictine College with a 5-5 overall mark and conference record of 4-4.
Baker and Graceland have met 43 times in its history, with Baker holding a 30-12-1 edge over the Yellowjackets. Baker has won four straight and hasn't lost to GU since a 23-15 loss back in 2007.

The Wildcats are coming off a big road win at Benedictine last Saturday in which they beat the Ravens, 38-28, and put themselves in a prime spot for a NAIA FCS Playoff spot which starts up next Saturday, Nov. 17.

The NAIA will announce which 16 teams qualify for the playoffs on Selection Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.

The Wildcats have won three straight games and have scored 24 or more points in all seven of its wins this season. The Baker offense had one of its best games of 2012 last week at BC, racking up 522 yards of offense with 237 yards rushing and 285 yards passing.

Dillon Baxter had a season high 156 yards rushing and a diving touchdown and Jermaine Broomfield added 41 yards on 11 carries.
Jake Morse stepped up for Baker, throwing for 285 yards and three touchdown passes, two to Reggie Harris and one to Jake Green.

Defensively, Baker allowed just 122 yards rushing and 17 first downs to Benedictine. In Baker's seven victories this season, they have allowed only 16.2 points per game.

Graceland has proved to do a nice job causing its opponents to turn the ball over this season, the Yellowjackets are +11 in the turnover margin battle and has forced 21 fumbles and collected 12 interceptions.

Andrew Gayles is the leading rusher for Graceland with 648 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Griffin is also a threat to run for GU with his 462 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Graceland quarterback Matt Fink has thrown for 1,189 yards this season and completed 50-percent of his passes with seven touchdowns.
Defensive lineman Reggie Ramey will be a player to watch for on the Graceland defensive side of the ball. He has forced three fumbles this season and has sacked the quarterback 5.5 times.

Saturday is also senior day for Baker and the Wildcats will honor all of its senior players and student assistant coaches before the 1 p.m. kickoff so come out to Liston Stadium early.

You can watch the game live online at www.bakerwildcats.com. Click on the multimedia tab on the top of the website then select, live video, live stats or live radio and enjoy.

GAME NOTES (PDF)

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