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Baker halts slide against MNU

October 5, 2013

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— The No. 12-ranked Baker University football team ended its 13-game losing streak to MidAmerica Nazarene on Saturday, in a 37-20 victory, the first over the Pioneers since the 1999 season.

Baker improved to 4-1 and 2-1 in the HAAC, while MNU fell to 1-3 and 1-2 in the league.

The Wildcats had a big day on the ground with 264 yards rushing behind 138 from senior standout Dillon Baxter.

Baxter averaged 5.1 yards per rush and scored a touchdown. Clarence Clark had 64 yards rushing including a 25-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal that put Baker up 24-13. He also connected on a 47-yard field goal.

Jake Morse and Nick Marra combined for 171 yards passing, as Morse went 11-of-15 for 114 yards and a TD in the first half, then Marra took over for the entire second half and went 5-of-10 for 57 yards and a score.

The Wildcats never trailed and held MNU to just 52 yards rushing on 24 carries and 227 total yards.

T.J. Holtrop led the Wildcats in receiving yards with 53, and Nick Becker was the team leader in tackles with six and had 1.5 tackles for loss.

The Wildcats will play at Culver-Stockton on Saturday.

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