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Saturday, 28 September 2013 21:58

No. 13 Wildcats Storm Past Avila, 63-17

The Baker defense forced four Avila turnovers on Saturday The Baker defense forced four Avila turnovers on Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 13 ranked Baker University football team roared past Avila University, 63-17, on Saturday evening at Liston Stadium on Baker's Family Day and Armed Forces Night.

The Wildcats are now 13-0 all-time against Avila and the 63 points scored are the second most in the 10 seasons that head coach Mike Grossner has been at the helm.

Baker scored 71 points in its win over Culver-Stockton back in 2011 in a 71-21 win. Saturday also marked the 100th game for coach Grossner at Baker, he is now 57-43 all-time at BU.

The Wildcats senior quarterback Jake Morse threw for 340 yards and went 22-of-31 with six touchdowns.

Dillon Baxter had 133 total yards in the contest with 64 yards rushing and 69 yards receiving, he also had a rushing touchdown.

Baker began its scoring parade with 10:55 to go in the first quarter with that touchdown from Baxter, as he ran it in from one yard out.

Then Morse threw the first of six touchdowns on the next drive to T.J. Holtrop from 23 yards out.

With 7:23 to go in the first, Morse connected with Clarence Clark for a 17 yard score. Clark was also perfect on all six of his extra points.

With just 1:30 left in the first quarter Morse completed a touchdown pass to Dylan Perry from just three yards out to put Baker up 28-0.

Avila finally scored in the second quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Andy Meyers, then the Eagles found the end zone with 2:30 to go on a Kelwin Burke Jr. touchdown run of five yards.

The 'Cats scoring wasn't over in the first half yet, as Clark had his second touchdown of the game as he burned the Avila secondary and raced to a 57-yard score. Then with under a minute left in the half, Morse tossed his final TD of the half to Tyler Hatcher for an 18 yard score.

Hatcher and Morse connected again for a TD in the third quarter to put Baker up 49-10 with 8:03 left in the quarter.

Running back Adonis Powell scored his first-ever touchdown in a BU uniform with 13:46 to go in the game on a one-yard run and then Adam Lomenick picked up his first-ever touchdown pass at BU late in the fourth quarter to receiver Michael Thomason for a 57-yard TD.

Baker had 514 yards of offense and the Baker defense allowed only 258 to the Eagles, a season low.

The Wildcats will next take on rival, MidAmerica Nazarene next Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at Liston Stadium for Homecoming. MNU is 1-2 on the year and defeated Evangel today on the road, 54-22.



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