Sunday, September 17, 2017

Number 2 Baker Earns Homecoming Win over Graceland, 66-14

Press Release

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas The number two ranked Baker University football team earned a 66-14 Homecoming victory on Saturday over Graceland in a game that featured a lightning delay that lasted over an hour.

This marks the Wildcats’ 21st-straight win over a Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent and 10th-straight win over Graceland.

The Wildcats are now 4-0 on the season, while Graceland falls to 0-4. Logan Brettell had another stellar game, as he went 13-of-18 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns.

Brettell is Baker’s all-time leader in total offensive yards with 8,360 yards, he broke Mack Brown’s previous record of 8,273.

JD Woods had a huge first half with 12 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns, he also had 2 catches for 19 yards and a TD.

Graceland’s wide receiver Caleb Thomas broke a NAIA record with 27 receptions. He had 197 yards receiving and two touchdowns as well.

Quarterback Preston Compton was 49-of-86 for 370 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Kegan Schumann, Clay Drouillard, and Nate McLaurin each had an interception and Ryan Workman led the ‘Cats in total tackles with 10.

The Wildcats also had nine sacks in the contest with two from Indie Allen, Josh Kock, and Jack Taylor.

Kock now has 25 sacks on his career and he recovered a fumble and took it for a TD in the second quarter.

BU racked up 634 total yards and allowed just 47 rushing yards. Abram Garcia nailed a 45-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Clarence Clark scored his 37th career TD reception in the 2nd quarter and Nick Snider took a 33-yard pass from Brettell for the final offensive score of the first half.

Brandon Mueller came in and started the second half at QB, he ran for 75 yards in the game including a 50-yard TD scamper in the third quarter and Justin Howard scored the final tally for the ‘Cats with a 2-yard run with 7:04 to go in the game.

Baker will next take on rival number 16 Benedictine on Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m. in Atchison, Kansas.

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