The number six Lindenwood Lions will hit the road today for a Heart of America Athletic Conference in Kansas. The Lions have what you might call a dangerous game when the Lions travel to Baldwin City, Kansas to take on the Baker Wildcats.
The Wildcats were nationally ranked at the beginning of the season before losing their first three games. All three losses though were narrow setbacks against ranked foes.
Since then, Baker has bounced back with two straight wins. Baker also has the home field advantage where it has won 15 out of its 19.
Something will have to give when the Lions offense faces the Baker defense. Lindenwood and the number two scoring offense in the NAIA will go against a Baker squad that has not surrendered over 24 points in a game yet this season.
Lindenwood’s defense will go against a hot Baker offense. After making a quarterback switch, the Wildcats are averaging over 50 points a game the last two weeks.
The Lions, who are tied for the HAAC lead with 15 turnovers, will look to feed off a Baker offense that has 12 turnovers on the season, the second-most in the conference.
Turnovers and special teams were the main difference last week in Lindenwood’s 53-9 win over Avila. The Lions dominated field position thanks to a plus 5 turnover margin and a strong game out of their return units.
The Lions and the Wildcats will kick off this afternoon at 1:00.