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Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:20

Baker Releases 2014 Football Schedule

Baker will play at home on Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 Baker will play at home on Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Nov. 15

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 5 ranked Baker University football team announced its 2014 football schedule on Thursday highlighted by five home dates.

Baker will open its season at No. 15 Ottawa in the annual 'County Line Clash' contest at Peoples Bank Field in Ottawa on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Last season Baker defeated Ottawa on a late touchdown, 25-24.

The Wildcats will open its home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 13 against No. 14 Sterling at 6 p.m. at Liston Stadium. That contest is the annual KCAC vs. HAAC game as well as Baker's Family Weekend.

BU and Sterling met up in the First Round of the NAIA-FCS Playoffs last season at Liston with Baker coming out on top for its first playoff win since 1993, 10-7.

Baker hits the road again on Saturday, Sept. 20 in its HAAC opener to face Evangel in Springfield. The Wildcats defeated the Crusaders, 54-10, last season.

Homecoming will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Wildcats take on Graceland at 2 p.m. The 'Cats rolled past Graceland, 40-16, on the road last season.

Baker travels to Peru, Neb., on Saturday, Oct. 4 to face No. 24 Peru State at 1 p.m. BU defeated Peru, 38-13, on Senior Day in 2013.

Rival No. 8 Benedictine comes to Baldwin on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. The Wildcats will look to avenge its only regular season loss of 2013, as they fell for the first time in seven seasons at BC last season, 42-28.

The 'Cats then hit the road for back-to-back games, as they travel to Kansas City, Mo., to take on Avila on Oct. 18 and then MNU on Oct. 25.

The annual 'Black Out' game will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 when the 'Cats take on Culver-Stockton at 1 p.m. Baker shut out Culver, 39-0, in 2013.

The final road game of the regular season will take place at Central Methodist on Nov. 8 and Senior Day will be featured on Saturday, Nov. 15 when Baker hosts No. 7 ranked Missouri Valley at 1 p.m.

For a look at the entire 2014 Baker football schedule, please click here.

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