Sunday, September 10, 2017

Number 2 Baker Moves to 3-0, Brettell Becomes BU’s All-Time Yards Leader

Tyler Price,  Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas The Baker University football team continued its winning ways against the Heart of America Athletic Conference on Saturday, as it won its 20-striaght game in the Heart in a 67-7 win over Culver-Stockton in a game that was broadcast worldwide on the Watch ESPN App and locally on KSMO-TV.

Baker moves to 3-0 on the year, while the CS-C Wildcats fall to 0-3. This marks the fourth-straight year Baker has started a season, 4-0.

Baker had 781 yards of total offense on 74 plays, good for 10.6 yards per play. That is just one yard shy from tying Baker’s all-time record for total yards in a game, the ‘Cats had 782 yards against Central Methodist in 1980.

In the victory, Logan Brettell became Baker’s all-time leader in total offensive yards, the senior from Overland Park, Kansas broke Mack Brown’s previous record, as Brettell now has 8,116 yards with 7,469 passing and 647 rushing.

Baker led 23-0 at the end of the first quarter and 51-7 at halftime. In that first quarter reigning Heart Offensive Player of the Week JD Woods took the first snap from scrimmage 36-yards for a TD.

Then Josh Kock sacked quarterback Jalen Jones in the end zone for a safety, to give Baker the 9-0 lead in the first minute of the game.

Then just 12 seconds later NAIA’s all-time leading scorer Clarence Clark scored on an 81-yard TD pass from Brettell. On the ‘Cats next possession, Clark scored again on a 27-yard TD pass from Brettell.

Juan King scored CSC’s only touchdown with 14:26 to go in the third quarter on a 18-yard TD reception from Jones.

Then Baker scored 34 unanswered points, as Nate Pauly scored on back-to-back TD runs of 8-yards and 24-yards.

Woods scored again from 54 yards out, then Nick Snider scored his first TD as a Wildcat on a 12-yard pass from Brettell. Brettell went 10-of-13 for 245 yards and three TD’s.

In the second half, Clark nailed a 39-yard field goal, to put Baker up 54-7. Then Lee Andrews received a pass from Brandon Mueller and scored from 21-yards out and Ronald Allen finished off the game with a 63-yard TD run to make the final score 67-7.

Allen ran 19 times for 139 yards, while Woods went 133 on eight carries.

Defensively, Indie Allen led the team in tackles with 11 and Kock and Brennen Kellogg each had a sack. Clay Drouillard also had an interception for Baker in the second half.

The BU defense held CS-C to just 142 rushing yards and 147 passing yards, good for 289 total yards. Jones was 10-of-28 for 106 yards for Culver-Stockton.

The Wildcats return home next Saturday for Homecoming, as they host Graceland at Liston Stadium at 1 p.m.

NAIA Football Box Score
Baker (Kan.)232810667
Culver-Stockton (Mo.)07007

 2017 Heart of America Standings


Benedictine (Kan.)101.00072.014.0301.00050.313.7
Grand View (Iowa)0.0000.0000.000210.66745.724.0
Peru State (Neb.)0.0000.0000.000210.66730.018.3
William Penn (Iowa)0.0000.0000.000120.33322.027.7
Culver-Stockton (Mo.)0.0000.0000.000030.0006.750.0
Graceland (Iowa)0.0000.0000.000030.00019.045.7


MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)0.0000.0000.000301.00043.716.7
Baker (Kan.)0.0000.0000.000301.00048.725.0
Missouri Valley0.0000.0000.000120.33327.727.3
Evangel (Mo.)0.0000.0000.000120.33316.031.0
Central Methodist (Mo.)0.0000.0000.000120.33319.333.0
Avila (Mo.)010.00014.072.0120.33324.040.7

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