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Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:47

No. 15 Baker Travels to USM Saturday

Quarterback Jake Morse and the Wildcat offense had 504 yards against Ottawa last Saturday Quarterback Jake Morse and the Wildcat offense had 504 yards against Ottawa last Saturday


BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After one of the most thrilling season openers in the rich history of the Baker University football program, the Wildcats will get back on the field this Saturday, Sept. 14, as they travel to Leavenworth, Kan., to face the University of St. Mary at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday will mark the seventh time these two Kansas institutions have met on the gridiron and Baker is 2-2-2 all-time against the Spires.

The Wildcats are coming off of a dramatic, 25-24, win over No. 18 ranked Ottawa last Saturday night at Liston Stadium.

The Baker offense racked up 504 yards of offense, with 327 yards through the air from Jake Morse and 177 on the ground with a combination of Dillon Baxter, Camren
Torneden and a few other 'Cats carrying the load.

For his effort last weekend, Baxter was named the HAAC Offensive Player of the Week. The San Diego, Calif., native ran for 127 yards on just 16 carries and caught the game-winning reception from 15 yards out with only 48 seconds left on the clock to lead BU to a victory.

Defensively, junior defensive end Andre Jolly picked where he left off in 2012 with seven tackles to lead Baker and had a team-high four tackles for loss with two sacks. The Gardner, Kan., native was a 2012 AFCA-NAIA All-American and is the career sacks leader at Baker with now 24.5 sacks.

The University of St. Mary won its season opener over Oklahoma Baptist, 36-30, last weekend on the road and is led by former Baker assistant coach Lance Hinson. Hinson coached the tight ends, quarterbacks and receivers at Baker from 1997-2001.

The Spires gained 381 yards of offense and gave up 318 to the Bison on Saturday. They ran for 119 and threw for 262. Quarterback Josh Ervin was 19-of-33 with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Defensively, USM forced a fumble and had two interceptions and Eli Amador led the USM defense with 11 tackles and forced the one fumble.

All the action will be called live by the Voice of the Wildcats Tom Hedrick, on the radio at KNBU 89.7 FM and online at Live stats and live video will also be available.


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