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Haskell, Baker on road

October 25, 2008

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Baker University's football team is hot. Haskell Indian Nations University's program is not.

The surging Wildcats and the struggling Fightin' Indians both will be on the road today - Baker at Central Methodist and Haskell at Southwestern Assemblies of God.

Kickoff for the BU game will be at 6 p.m. in Fayette, Mo. HINU and SAGU will collide at 2 p.m. in Waxahachie, Texas.

Baker has won four in a row, its longest win streak in seven years. The Wildcats (5-2 overall and 5-1 in the HAAC) have outscored their opponents 159-64 during the stretch.

Baker hasn't won five consecutive games since opening 2000 with seven victories. A win over the Eagles would guarantee Baker back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1999 and 2000.

Central Methodist (2-5, 2-4) snapped a five-game skid Saturday with a 23-7 victory over Avila. Baker's fourth win in a row was a 45-9 pounding of Evangel as HAAC rushing leader Richie Bryant ran for 200 yards and scored three touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Haskell (2-5) will be hoping to end a three-game slide. The Indians are coming off a 43-14 loss to McPherson in their home finale.

Haskell has played SAGU every year since becoming an NAIA-affiliated four-year school in 1999. Haskell has won six of the previous nine meetings, including a 26-24 squeaker last year at Haskell Stadium.

Next week, Baker will play host to No. 9-ranked Missouri Valley. HINU will be idle next Saturday.

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