Trailing Missouri Valley College by four scores going into the fourth quarter, the Baker University football team did the best it could.
The Wildcats scored 20 straight points, including a 40-yard interception return by Eric Allen, but it wasn't enough. MVC held off Baker, 34-20, on Saturday.
Missouri Valley scored on its second possession on a seven-yard pass from Chris White to Javion Jones, and the Wildcats had to play catch-up the rest of the game. As a result, they attempted 43 passes. Quarterbacks Mack Brown and Bradley Kendall combined to complete 20, including Kendall's five-yard touchdown pass to Richie Bryant that made the score 34-17.
Marcus Nolan paced the Baker offense with nine catches for 138 yards.
Derek Doerfler hit a 35-yard field goal to conclude the scoring. His ensuing onsides kick attempt was unsuccessful, ending any hopes of an improbable comeback.
Doerfler also connected on a 43-yard field goal and missed from 35.
MVC snapped Baker's three-game winning streak. The Wildcats fell to 5-4 on the season and will play host to MidAmerica Nazarene next Saturday in their home finale.