Friday, October 13, 2017

Number. 2 Baker vs. MNU to be Broadcast on Watch ESPN/ESPN 3

Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications  Baker University

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The number two Baker University football team will renew its rivalry against MidAmerica Nazarene University on Saturday, October 14 at 11:07 a.m. in a game that will be broadcast worldwide on the Watch ESPN App/ESPN 3 and locally on KSMO-TV.

Fans may watch the game on its home computer, tablet or mobile devices via the Watch ESPN app and on its television set on KSMO-TV.

The matchup inside Liston Stadium will be the 37th all-time, as Baker leads the series, 19-17.

The Wildcats have won three of the last four games including a 55-34 win in Olathe, Kansas last year.

Baker is 6-0 for the third time in four years and has won 23-straight games against a Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent.

The Wildcats are one of the hottest teams across the nation, as they sport a 50-8 record since the start of the 2013 season.

MNU enters the contest 3-3 and has lost three-straight games after beginning the year, 3-0.

The Pioneers have accumulated 22.5 sacks this season, which ranks number four in the NAIA and linebacker Dominic Swillum ranks number 2 in the NAIA in tackles per game at 14.3.

Quarterback Trey Cooper has thrown for 1,651 yards this season and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions.

The Wildcats feature the number two ranked scoring offense in the NAIA, as they average 53.5 points per game and Clarence Clark leads the NAIA in total scoring with 90 points.

He is the NAIA’s all-time leading scorer by nearly 100 points with 43 TD’s, 43 field goals and 226 PAT’s totaling 613 points.

Baker also features the 2016 NAIA National Player of the Year in Logan Brettell. The senior is now Baker’s all-time leader in passing yards with 8,446, passing TD’s 84 and total offensive yards with 9,083.

Brettell has thrown for 1,901 yards this season with 21 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Seven Wildcats have 10 or more receptions, as Nick Snider leads the pack with 28 and Clark leads the team in receiving yards with 657.

Defensively Indie Allen is the NAIA’s fifth-leading tackler per game at 11.7 tackles per game. Baker has 19 sacks by its defense, which is number ninth in the country.

Two-time defending Heart South Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Josh Kock leads Baker in sacks with five, while Jack Taylor and Allen each have three sacks apiece. Baker is +4 in turnover margin, while MNU is -1.

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