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Friday, 01 November 2013 15:04

No. 6 Baker Hosts Evangel on Black Out


BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 6 ranked Baker University football team continued to roll through the HAAC by winning its fifth-straight game in a nail-biter against then-No. 6 ranked Missouri Valley, 13-10, last Saturday afternoon to improve to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the HAAC.

Baker will now take on Evangel University for a chance to continue to move up the NAIA standings, as they enter the game ranked sixth in the nation, the highest ranking in the tenure of head coach Mike Grossner.

Baker and EU will square off for the 26th time on Saturday in the annual 'Black Out' game at Liston Stadium. All fans are asked to wear black to the event. If you haven't yet purchased your 'Black Out' shirts you can buy them by clicking here.

The Wildcats have the 14-11 overall edge on the Crusaders and last fell to EU during the 2011 season, which was a 34-27 loss.

Evangel comes into the game with a 3-4 record, and feature wide receiver Jesse Vaughn who has totaled 528 yards and nine touchdowns on 42 receptions.

Vaughn has totaled at least 100 yards in just one game this season, but has scored three touchdowns in two contests. His best performance was a win against Graceland when he accumulated 143 yards and three touchdowns on nine receptions. He also gained 82 yards on a season high twelve receptions in a victory against Culver-Stockton.

The Crusaders are coming off of a 38-24 victory over Graceland last Saturday, where the team scored 28 points in the third quarter. EU gained 400 yards of total offense led by quarterback Andrew Brimhall who had 217 yards and three touchdowns through the air on 12 of 20 passing.

Baker's Dillon Baxter led the way offensively last week for Baker against the No. 1 ranked defense in the NAIA in Missouri Valley, gaining 70 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Camren Torneden also totaled 83 total yards, 49 of which came on three receptions.

The Baker defense had another solid game forcing three turnovers over the No. 6 ranked Vikings. Emmerson Clark picked off his third pass of the season, while Darrick Smith had a team high seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

If fans can't make it out to the game on Saturday they can follow the game live online at The website will carry the game with live stats and live video and you can here a live audio broadcast by Baker Hall of Famer Tom Hedrick.


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