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Saturday, 05 October 2013 18:16

BU Ends the Streak, Romps MNU 37-20

Tyler Hatcher had a big touchdown catch late in the second quarter for Baker Tyler Hatcher had a big touchdown catch late in the second quarter for Baker

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 12 ranked Baker University football team ended its 13-game losing streak to MidAmerica Nazarene on Saturday, in a 37-20 victory, the first over the Pioneers since the 1999 season.

The win came on Baker's Homecoming that featuring the fitting them of 'Party Like it's 1999' and Baldwin City will rejoice on this day with the dreaded 13-game losing streak coming to an end.

Baker improves to 4-1 on the year and 2-1 in the HAAC, while MNU falls to 1-3 and 1-2 in the league.

The Wildcats had a big day on the ground with 264 yards rushing behind 138 from senior standout Dillon Baxter.

The San Diego, Calif., native averaged 5.1 per rush and scored a touchdown. Clarence Clark had 64 yards rushing including a 25-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal that put Baker up 24-13. He also connected on a 47-yard field goal.

Jake Morse and Nick Marra combined for 171 yards passing, as Morse went 11-of-15 for 114 yards and a TD in the first half, then Marra took over for the entire second half and went 5-of-10 for 57 yards and a score.

The Wildcats never trailed in the contest and held MNU to just 52 yards rushing on 24 carries and 227 total yards.

T.J. Holtrop led the Wildcats in receiving yards with 53 and Nick Becker was the team leader in tackles with six and had 1.5 tackles for loss.

The Wildcats will next take on Culver-Stockton next Saturday, Oct. 12 on the road at 2 p.m.

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