Updated: Thursday, 15 Nov 2012, 6:37 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 15 Nov 2012, 5:42 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) - No. 6 Saint Francis will host No. 11 Baker (KS) Saturday at noon in the Cougars first home playoff game since 2008. Both teams enter with 8-2 records, while USF is riding the longest active opening round postseason winning streak in the nation at ten games. Saint Francis has also won 16 straight home playoff games.
Baker enters with a run-heavy attack, led by USC transfer Dillon Baxter. The Wildcats have gained nearly 2,000 yards on the ground this season and totaled 21 rushing touchdowns. The passing game - while more seldomly used - has still accounted for 20 touchdowns.
The biggest concern for the Cougars though may be on the other side of the football, where Baker is lead by sophomore sensation Andre Jolly. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound defensive end leads the nation with 16 sacks in ten games, while also accounting for 21 tackles for loss. Kevin Donely was quick in pointing out that USF has yet to face a defensive presence with as much speed and quickness as Jolly brings to the table.
This will be the first ever meeting between the two programs. Saint Francis is making its 13th straight appearance in the NAIA playoffs and won a share of its 10th MSFA title during the regular season. Kickoff is scheduled for noon from Bishop D'Arcy Stadium.
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