Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Number 2 Baker Hosts Number 23 Peru State on Family Weekend

Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The number two ranked Baker University football team plays host to number 23 Peru State this Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium on Baker’s Family Weekend.

The 5-0 Wildcats will take on a 4-1 Peru State team that just knocked off nationally ranked MNU, 31-24, on Saturday.

Baker is coming off of a 44-37 win at then-number 14 Benedictine in the NAIA Game of the Week in Atchison, Kansas.

Logan Brettell was named the Heart Offensive Player of the Week this week after his 21-of-38, 362 passing yards and five TD pass performance against the Ravens.

He now has 8,072 career passing yards at Baker, just 206 yards shy of the Baker all-time mark held by Mack Brown who threw for 8,278 yards in his illustrious career.

Defensive tackle Josh Kock is nearing a Baker record of his own, as he has 27 career sacks for the ‘Cats, he is just six sacks shy of the all-time Baker record held by Andre Jolly, who had 33 sacks in his career.

Baker ranks number one in the NAIA in total scoring offense with 256 points and averages 51.2 points per game.

The Wildcat offense has thrown for 1,773 yards, which ranks number three in the NAIA and the defense’ 19 sacks ranks number five nationally.

Freshman running back JD Woods still ranks number one in the nation in scoring via TD’s with 60 and Clarence Clark ranks first nationally in total scoring overall with 71 points. He now has 593 career points at Baker, which is the most in NAIA history.

Indie Allen leads the Wildcats in tackles with 55, that is 20 more than any other Wildcat, Kegan Schuman is second on the team with 35 tackles.

The defense has picked off six passes in five games with two each from Schumann, defending Heart Defensive Player of the Week Nate McLaurin and Clay Drouillard.

Peru State features a run-heavy offense, as they have accounted for 1,457 rushing yards in 2017, which ranks number two in the country, averaging 291.4 yards per game.

Five different Bobcats have run for more than 100 yards total this season, including Tajh Eaddy who leads the team with 373 yards and four touchdowns in four games.

Quarterback Travis Carnahan is second on the team in rushing yards with 255 and three TD’s and he has thrown for 400 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.

Defensive back Darius Finley is third in the NAIA in interceptions with three and Justin Barnes and Gunnar Orcutt lead the team in tackles with 27.

Baker is 6-2 all-time against the Bobcats and has won six-straight over Peru St. since they joined the Heart in 2011.

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