For their efforts, the Wildcats jumped up a spot in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll to No. 10 and now Baker gets set to take on Central Methodist University in the HAAC Game of the Week with kickoff set for 2 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 19 at Liston Stadium.
Saturday is also the annual Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City. The Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Parking will be limited throughout the Baker campus and surrounding areas, so all fans attending the football game are asked to arrive earlier than usual to find a spot. For a look at all of the Maple Leaf festivities, please click here.
Baker and CMU will square off for the 42nd time on Saturday and the Wildcats have the 27-14 overall edge on the Eagles and haven't lost to CMU since the 2006 season, which was a 17-14 loss.
The Eagles come into the game with a 4-2 record, and feature Maurice Coon who has totaled 497 yards and five touchdowns on 60 carries.
Coon has ran for over 100 yards in two games this season. His best performance was a win against Bethel (Kan.) when he accumulated 164 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. He also gained 112 yards and a score on only eight carries in a victory against Graceland.
The Eagles are coming off of a 44-14 victory over Evangel last Saturday, where the team scored 23 points in the first quarter. CMU gained 500 yards of total offense led by quarterback Kaleb Borghardt who had 152 yards through the air on 11 of 16 passing.
Baker's Jake Morse had a solid game last week throwing for 180 yards with a touchdown and interception on 12 of 19 attempts. Clarence Clark also totaled 103 receiving yards and a touchdown on two receptions.
The Wildcat offense also had 498 yards of total offense with 274 rushing and 224 passing.
The Baker defense also had its finest game of the young 2013 season, allowing a season low 0 points and a season low 225 total yards.
They also forced five turnovers. Darrick Smith had four of those turnovers on his home with four interceptions, a school record. For his effort he was named this week's HAAC Defensive Player of the Week.
The game will also be carried live online at www.bakerwildcats.com with live video and live stats and an audio broadcast from legendary commentator Tom Hedrick.