No. 5 Baker has wasted little time putting teams away so far this season. The Wildcats continued the trend Saturday against No. 23 William Penn, scoring early and often in a 41-7 rout in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Baker quarterback Logan Brettell and receiver Quanzee Johnson teamed up on a 96-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring, and didn’t stop there.
Brettell finished with 427 yards and five TDs. Johnson had four scores and 169 yards in six catches.
Clarence Clark finished with seven receptions for 112 yards.
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Baker, 3-0, outgained William Penn 612-200.
Other area games
At Truman State 35, Malone 3: Truman State took care of business through the air to get its first win of the season. Quarterback Jaden Barr threw for 245 yards and five touchdowns with one interception. Four different players caught touchdown passes, including two by Joey Schenck.
At Lincoln (Pa.) 33, Lincoln (Mo.) 23: The Blue Tigers had a 10-point lead at halftime, but couldn’t make it hold up. Running back Will Randolph led the offense with 131 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. He also had a 26-yard reception.
Peru State 30, at Avila 28: Avila scored three touchdowns in the final quarter to close the gap, but the Eagles fell short. quarterback Jeremy Radebaugh threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns with an interception. J.J. Russell caught seven passes for 65 yards and two scores.
At MidAmerica Nazarene 37, Graceland 18: MidAmerica Nazarene scored the first 21 points and never looked back. Javon Taylor paced MidAmerica with 173 yards and three TDs in 30 carries. Jojo Bones returned an interception 89 yards for a score.
Doane 23, at William Jewell 12: William Jewell fell to 0-2 after being outscored 17-0 in the second half. The Cardinals finished with 214 yards of offense. Drake Hoffer scored Jewell’s lone touchdown on a 24-yard reception.
At Central Missouri 34, Fort Hays State 17: Mules quarterback Garrett Fugate (306 passing yards, 2 TDs), running back Xavier Washpun (117 rushing yards, TD) and receiver Jaylen Zachery (106 yards, 2 TDs) all had big games.
Fort Hays State quarterback Jacob Mezera threw for 141 yards.
Emporia State 34, at Neb.-Kearney 7: The Hornets held Nebraska-Kearney to 251 yards of offense. Quarterback Braxton Marstall threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Brown caught seven passes for 89 yards and a score.
At Northwest Missouri State 41, Washburn 7: The No. 1 Bearcats cruised to 2-0 in their home opener. An efficient offensive effort by The Bearcats were led by 212 yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Zimmerman; thirteen different Bearcats had a reception. Washburn had just 215 yards of offense.
Pittsburg State 45, at Central Oklahoma 31: Pittsburg State scored the final 21 points, capped by Spencer Brown’s 25-yard interception return for a TD. Levi Copelin had six catches for 114 yards and a touchdown.
Saturday’s national highlights
▪ Notre Dame cornerback Shaun Crawford is out for the season after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon in Saturday's 39-10 win over Nevada in South bend, Ind..
▪ Florida State safety Derwin James suffered a left knee injury during the No. 3 Seminoles' 52-8 home win against Charleston Southern. James will undergo an MRI.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.