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Baker ekes out close one

Cats used to thrillers

September 18, 2006

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— 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

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