11.28.11 | Football
Five Wildcats named to football all-HAAC first team
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After closing out their fifth consecutive winning season at 7-3, the Baker University football finished the season in style with five players being named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference first team.
Junior offensive lineman Aaron Rieschick (Holton, Kan.), senior running back John Babb (Topeka, Kan.), sophomore quarterback Jake Morse (Lenexa, Kan.), and freshman kicker Andrew Kimrey (Kansas City, Mo.) were all first-team offensive selections.
11.13.11 | Football
No. 24 Baker crushes Graceland in season finale, 50-14
LAMONI, Iowa – With the hopes of the NAIA playoffs still on the line, the Baker University football team knew it needed to win big Saturday afternoon – and the Wildcats did just that with a 50-14 victory over Graceland.
Baker (7-3, 6-3 HAAC) got on the scoreboard first as Scottie Meyer finished off a seven play 36-yard drive to put Baker ahead 7-0 with 8:03 on the clock in the first quarter. Myer would add another score four minutes later on another seven play 56-yard drive.
11.5.11 | Football
Late interception seals 10-7 victory
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Senior defensive back Madison Morris’ interception with 1:20 left sealed No. 25 Baker University’s 10-7 victory over No. 9 Benedictine College on Saturday at Liston Stadium, keeping the Wildcats’ NAIA football playoff hopes alive.
11.4.11 | Football
No. 25 Baker looks to keep playoff hopes alive Saturday against No. 9 Benedictine
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the first time since Sept. 19, the Baker football team is back in the NAIA coaches’ Top 25 poll with a chance to knock off another Top 10 rival on its home field.
10.31.11 | Football
Baker football team rounds out weekly Top 25 Coaches’ Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the third time this season, the Baker University football team is back in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll at No. 25.
This week’s foe, Benedictine College checks in at No. 9 after defeating Avila University last Saturday 25-10. Kickoff for Saturday’s contest will be at 1 p.m. from Liston Stadium.
10.26.11 | Football
Wildcats ink Richard Alexander in early signing period
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head football coach Mike Grossner announced the early signing of offensive lineman Richard Alexander on Wednesday afternoon.
Alexander, a senior offensive lineman out of Olathe South High School will graduate early and enroll at Baker beginning in the spring on 2012.
“Richard was in our one day ‘O-Line Pride Camp’ this past summer,” Grossner said. “We had him at the top of our list of recruits to sign because we feel like he can play all five positions, and will have an immediate impact next year with spring ball under his belt. Speaking of belts, he is a black belt in karate, which speaks highly of his athleticism.”
10.23.11 | Football
Wildcats blast Culver-Stockton, 71-21 in Homecoming game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It took all but 37 seconds for the Wildcats to strike first on Saturday afternoon, as they went on to rout Culver-Stockton College 71-21 on Homecoming Saturday.
Offensively, the Wildcats racked up 565 yards of total offense as sophomore quarterback Jake Morse threw for 317 yards with five touchdowns.
Jake Green led the Wildcats receiving core with five receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns. John Babb stabilized the rushing attack with 126 yards on 17 carries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore quarterback Jake Morse (Lenexa, Kan.) was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday.
Morse had an efficient game in the Wildcats 37-20 win over Avila University Saturday, connecting on 20-of-26 passes for 298 yards with three TDs.
Morse will represent the conference for the NAIA weekly awards, which will be announced Monday afternoon.