Baker edges Ottawa, 25-24

September 8, 2013


— Dillon Baxter scored on a 15-yard pass from Jake Morse with 48 seconds remaining, and 15th-ranked Baker University defeated No. 18 Ottawa, 25-24, in college football Saturday night at Liston Stadium.

Baker took a 7-0 lead on a 27-yard pass from Morse to Scott Meyer with 12:36 left in the first quarter, but Ottawa led 9-7 at halftime.

Baker also scored in the second half on a 17-yard pass from Morse to Camren Torneden and a one-yard run by Alex Stebbins.

After Baxter’s late touchdown, Ottawa came storming back with passes from Michael Behr to Kellan Hernandez and Dexter Hayes, and with just seconds to go, Jeff Stamp set up for a 42-yard field goal. On his approach for the kick, the Baker defense was called for encroachment.

So Stamp lined up for a 37-yard field goal and missed wide-right, but Baker was called for roughing the kicker.

So the Braves moved up for a 27-yarder, and the junior kicker missed it wide- right again, and the Baker crowd stormed the field.

Baxter finished with 119 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Baker (1-0) will play St. Mary on Saturday in Leavenworth.


allgoodtoldya 4 years, 9 months ago

This was our first time attending a Baker University game, and I speak for my entire family. This was one of the best overall experiences we have encountered. The fans were all friendly and the tailgate was out of this world. We are really glad that our son Camren chose to attend Baker to finish his collegiate career. Thank you Baldwin City and Baker University for a great experience and to the young men for the great win. Go BU!

Michelle Reynolds 4 years, 9 months ago

Welcome to the Baker Family allgoodtoldya. Cameron was as amazing as always! Everyone is invited to come to a Baker football game.

riverdrifter 4 years, 9 months ago

I was having a heart attack! Great game.

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