LIBERTY, MO. If it's a close call, you can bet Baker University's football team was involved.
Saturday's 27-24 overtime victory over William Jewell was the Wildcats' third game decided by four points or less.
Baker opened the season with a 17-13 victory over Benedictine, then bowed at home to Graceland, 21-17, before stunning the Cardinals on Ryan Smith's 26-yard field goal in the first extra period Saturday. Smith also booted a 46-yard field goal in the first quarter.
Baker's punt team also sparkled, recovering two blocked kicks in the end zone - one by Kyle Burnett, a freshman linebacker, and the other by Eric Allen, a sophomore defensive back.
Baker's lone offensive TD was a three-yard pass from quarterback Mack Brown to wide receiver James Hensley.
Next for Baker will be Evangel at 6 p.m. Saturday at Liston Stadium in Baldwin.
Baker 27, William Jewell 24, OT
Baker 10 7 0 7 3-27
William Jewell 0 14 0 10 0-24
Baker: FG Ryan Smith 46
Baker: Kyle Burnett recovered block punt in end zone. Smith kick
Jewell: Leon Wiggins 3 run (Stephen Baker kick)
Baker: James Hensley 3 pass from Mack Brown (Smith kick)
Jewell: Wiggins 1 run (Baker kick)
Baker: Eric Allen recovered blocked punt in end zone (Smith kick)
Jewell: FG Bader 34
Jewell: Benny Palmer 7 run (Palmer kick)
Baker: FG Smith 26