9.16.11 | Football
Wildcats return home to play Central Methodist
Baker University, coming off its first loss of the season, will play host to Central Methodist in Heart of America Athletic Conference football on Saturday. Kickoff for the Baker Family Day contest is 6 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
The Wildcats (2-1 overall and 1-1 in the HAAC) suffered a 34-27 setback to Evangel last week after outscoring their first two opponents 96-28. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak. Central Methodist (1-1, 1-1) opened the season with 24-0 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene before bouncing back with a 30-0 shutout over Avila. The Eagles finished last season with a 3-7 record.
9.12.11 | Football
Evangel edges No. 23 Baker, 34-27
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel grabbed an early lead on Saturday and didn’t look back.
The Crusaders opened the game with a 3:22 scoring drive as quarterback Andrew Brimhall connected with Shawn Herbert on a 22-yard pass.
Baker followed with a 72-yard drive inside the 10-yard line, but had to settle for one of its four field goals in the game.
9.3.11 | Football
Wildcats roll in conference opener 55-12 over Peru State
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football welcomed Peru State into the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a commanding 55-12 victory on Saturday evening.
Baker amassed 468 yards of total offense, while limiting Peru State to just 111 yards of total offense.
Baker got on the scoreboard just seven minutes into the first quarter after driving 51 yards on three plays courtesy of a Jake Morse touchdown pass to Jake Green.
9.3.11 | Football
Wildcats welcome Peru State into HAAC on Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After knocking off No. 10 Ottawa University in the season opener, the Baker University football team will turn its attention to conference play this weekend as it hosts new Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Peru (Neb.) State College.
The Wildcats racked up 488 yards of total offense while only allowing 257 yards against Ottawa. Baker shut out the Braves 24-0 in the second half after leading 17-16 at halftime. It was the Wildcats’ first nonconference win in 10 years.
8.27.11 | Football
No. 23 Baker rolls to commanding 41-16 victory over No. 10 Ottawa
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team got its season started with a bang on Saturday evening, defeating No. 10 Ottawa University 41-16.
Shane Gizmo got the scoring started for Ottawa in the first quarter on a nine-yard touchdown run thanks to an 11-play 92-yard drive for the Braves.
8.27.11 | Football
No. 23 Baker to open season against No. 10 Ottawa
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - No. 23-ranked Baker University, which closed last season with a five-game winning streak, will open 2011 on Saturday against No. 10 Ottawa at Liston Stadium. Kickoff for the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic is set for 7 p.m.
No. 10 Ottawa and No. 23 Baker set for rematch showdown in VSN Classic
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The phones are ringing off the hooks, the football team is doing two-a-days, and all the sudden, the fall sports season is nearly back in full swing.
Thanks to an NAIA rule, the Baker football team was allowed to report to camp a few days earlier than previous seasons due to the looming showdown with No. 10 Ottawa University on August 27.
So, to bring everyone up-to-date, here are a few reminders as we move forward.
8.8.11 | Football
Wildcats picked third in 2011 HAAC football coaches’ preseason poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University football team was picked third in the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released Monday afternoon at the annual Media Day festivities at Kauffman Stadium.
Baker received 75 out of a possible 100 voting points to finish No. 3 overall. Missouri Valley College (89 points) and MidAmerica Nazarene University (100 points) rounded out the top three teams. The Wildcats edged Benedictine College by a 75-73 margin.