9.19.11 | Football
Wildcats move up four spots in NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University football team moved up for sports in the Sept. 19 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll to No. 22.
Three other Heart of America Athletic Conference teams are represented in the poll, including next week’s opponent No. 6 Missouri Valley College, No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene and No. 13 Benedictine College.
The Wildcats travel to Missouri Valley College on Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff in Marshall, Mo.
9.17.11 | Football
Huge fourth quarter propels Baker past CMU 31-7
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Throw away the first three quarters and look at the way the Wildcats played in the fourth quarter is probably what the coaches will be saying come Sunday morning.
Baker (3-1) trailed 10-7 heading into the fourth quarter after only capitalizing on one drive in the first half courtesy of a 31-yard field goal from Andrew Kimrey. Central Methodist (1-2) didn’t get on the scoreboard until the third quarter when the Eagles put together an eight play 62-yard scoring drive that was capped off by a Caleb Haynes touchdown run.
Baker turned on the after burners in the fourth.
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.