No. 14 Benedictine Upsets No. 8 Baker with Big 4th Quarter

No. 14 Benedictine Upsets No. 8 Baker with Big 4th Quarter

The Ravens scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Wildcats Saturday.
(ATCHISON, Kan.) For the first time in eight years, Benedictine (3-0, 1-0 HAAC) celebrated a win over Baker (2-1, 0-1 HAAC) thanks to a fourth quarter come back.

The Ravens -- ranked 14th in the NAIA Coaches' Poll -- scored 22 unanswered points in the final 13 minutes of the game to pull out a 42-28 win over No. 8 Baker University.

Benedictine's huge offensive game included 685 yards of total offense, and its 42 points is a season-high.

Quarterback Bill Noonan led the way throwing for 457 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on 27-44 passing.

The Ravens were trailing the Wildcats 28-20 early in the fourth after a Baker fumble return and interception off a tipped pass led to a pair of Wildcat touchdowns.

That's when Benedictine took over.

Noonan hit Emmanuel Ossai for a 57-yard catch and run inside the 15-yardline, and capped the drive off with a five yard touchdown pass to Jerrin Walton. Cameron Fore rushed in for the two-point conversion to tie the game 28-28.

The Ravens defense forced a Wildcat punt on the next possession and set their offense up with good field position.

Benedictine came back with a nine-play, 57 yard drive to take the lead. Noonan found Brad Lorang for a 11-yard score to put the Ravens ahead 35-28.

Fore ended the game with an exclamation point. The senior running back took a hand off 71 yards to the end zone. He finished with 16 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

The Ravens are on the road next Saturday with a contest against Peru State.

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