Updated: Saturday, 17 Nov 2012, 11:59 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 17 Nov 2012, 10:31 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) - It wasn't pretty - but pretty doesn't matter this time of year unless it comes with a win. That's exactly what No. 6 Saint Francis got on Saturday afternoon when the Cougars held off Baker (KS) 22-17 to advance to the second round of the NAIA national playoffs.
Banged up quarterback Josh Miller totaled 119 yards of offense along with two touchdowns but left in the third quarter with an ankle injury. David Yoder completed 3-of-7 passes for 66 yards in his absence. Meanwhile, running back Antoin Campbel just missed out on another 100-yard game, rushing 27 times for 95 yards.
Defense once again led the way for Saint Francis. Baker did outgain the Cougars 357-278, but USF forced a pair of turnovers, including an interception by Jamael Green in the closing minutes to close the door on the victory.
Saint Francis will await the announcement of its second round opponent which will come no later than noon ET on Sunday.
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