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October 4, 1992


— Offense, defense, special teams. . .Baker used them all to demolish Central Methodist on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats crushed the Eagles, 67-14, in front of a homecoming crowd at Liston Stadium to remain unbeaten in four games.

In an offense which stresses balance, Baker was almost as balanced as possible, piling up 539 total yards via 274 rushing and 265 passing.

"I think we're such a good team overall, we've got five running backs and nine receivers," wide receiver Jimmie Rose said. "If we're not running well, the passing game is there and if we're not passing, then the running game is there."

ROSE LED all receivers with 133 yards on eight receptions and two touchdowns.

While Rose sparkled, quarterback Tim Sheldon was nearly perfect. Sheldon completed 16 of 18 passes for 260 yards while leading 13 Baker rushers with 47 yards on 7 carries.

Meanwhile, Baker's defense manhandled the Eagles' unpredictable offense.

"We got prepared for three or four different offenses because we weren't sure what they were going to run," said defensive lineman Mike Bush. "They did some things we didn't expect them to do, but we picked it up and played pretty well as a team today."

The Wildcats registered five sacks.

"We started off the week telling the defensive line this was going to be their game and they proved it," defensive back Robert Villafranca said.

SPECIAL TEAMS also had a field day, highlighted by a 47-yard Clint Thezan field goal and Robert Cassida's blocked punt to set up a second- quarter touchdown.

"Everybody got their blocks and that set me free," Cassida said. "I went up the middle, it was there and I blocked it."

The Wildcats will face arch-rival William Jewell next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Liberty, Mo. Baker will be seeking revenge from a 28-20 defeat dealt by the Cardinals last year.

"It may be the biggest game of the year, because they're archrivals and we owe them from last year," Bush said. "We're going to be ready for it."

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