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Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:13

BU Hosts Morningside in NAIA FCS

Tyler Hatcher and the WIldcats will host No. 5 Morningside next Saturday Tyler Hatcher and the WIldcats will host No. 5 Morningside next Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 4 ranked Baker University football team will host No. 5 Morningside next Saturday, Nov. 30 inside Liston Stadium in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Football Championship Series.

Morningside (10-1) is appearing in the quarterfinals for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons, while Baker (11-1) qualified for the round for the first time since 1993 – seventh overall.

The Mustangs won the two sides' only previous playoff meeting with a 65-27 victory in the 2008 first round.

Baker, who is hosting its first quarterfinal game since 1993, is 5-1 all-time in the quarterfinals, while Morningside is 2-5.

Since 2000, the home teams in the FCS quarterfinals are 39-12 overall, with home teams going 4-0 last season.

Morningside defeated No. 10 Rocky Mountain, 40-21, at home in the first round of the NAIA FCS game on Saturday to move on to the quarterfinals, while the Wildcats took down No. 13 Sterling, 10-7.

The Baker University athletic department will provide live stats and live video for the game on Saturday, for more information please visit

2013 NAIA Football Championship Series Quarterfinal Pairings
Game 1: Saint Francis (Ind.) (9-2) at Cumberlands (Ky.) (11-0), TBA
Game 2: Tabor (Kan.) (10-2) at Grand View (Iowa) (11-0), TBA
Game 3: Missouri Valley (9-2) at Carroll (Mont.) (11-1), TBA
Game 4: Morningside (Iowa) (10-1) at Baker (Kan.) (11-1), TBA


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