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Saturday, 21 September 2013 19:26

No. 14 BC Ends No. 8 Baker’s Streak

Freshman Clarence Clark and the Wildcats return home next Saturday to take on Avila at 6 p.m. Freshman Clarence Clark and the Wildcats return home next Saturday to take on Avila at 6 p.m.

ATCHISON, Kan. – For the first time since the 2005 season, the No. 14 ranked Benedictine College football team defeated No. 8 Baker, 42-28, on Saturday afternoon to end the Wildcats seven-game winning streak.

Benedictine last defeated Baker in the season opener of the 2005 season, 31-27, at Liston Stadium.

The Raven offense was stellar, picking up 685 yards of offense, 228 on the ground and 457 through the air and quarterback Bill Noonan was 27-of-44 on the day with two picks and three touchdowns.

Baker accumulated 544 yards of offense with 233 rushing and 311 passing. Camren Torneden had 162 total yards with 119 rushing and 43 receiving.

BC jumped out to a 10-0 lead and kept the Wildcats scoreless in the first quarter. Baker finally scored with six minutes to go in the second quarter when Jake Morse connected with Dylan Perry on a 56-yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 10-7 BC.

Cameron Fore then ran in his first of two touchdowns with 4:37 to go in the half and increased the Raven lead to 17-7.

Alex Stebbins scored his second touchdown of the season with 48 seconds left in the half on a two-yard scamper to the end zone to cut the lead to just three for BC, 17-14.

But the Ravens weren't done scoring yet before halftime, as Zach Keenan nailed his second field goal of the half with a 33-yarder as time expired and the game went into halftime with a 20-14 Benedictine lead.

The momentum seemed to shift the Wildcats way when Noonan threw a completion to Willie Rzucidlo and looked to have a long gain on the play, but Gunnar McKenna popped the ball loose and Mike Stevenson recovered the fumble and ran it back for a gain of 59 yards.

The Wildcat offense then marched down the field and had a 15-yard reception to Dillon Baxter then a 22-yard carry by Camren Torneden to get the 'Cats to the BC 17 yard line.

Morse then threw a nice ball to Tyler Hatcher for a 12-yard touchdown to give Baker its first lead of the game, 21-20.

Then with 14:22 left in the game, Torneden caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Morse to put the Wildcats up, 28-20.

But the Ravens scored 22 unanswered in the final 13 minutes of the game to put the 'Cats away.

Baker fell to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the HAAC with the loss, while BC improved to 3-0 and 1-0 in the HAAC.

Baker will next take on Avila University next Saturday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. inside Liston Stadium for Family Day.

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