PERU, NE — Peru State blocked three kicks but lost 35-0 to Baker at the Oak Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
The #17 Wildcats (4-2) defense held the Bobcats (3-3) to just 125 yards of offense and shutout Peru State for the first time since 2014. The Baker defense created the first points of the game. Kegan Schumann scooped up a fumbled snap and ran in eight yards for a score in the first quarter.
The Peru State defense was solid in the first half. The Bobcats stopped the Wildcats routinely in the red zone and blocked two field goal attempts. It was 7-0 at halftime.
Baker inserted backup quarterback Marco Aguinaga in the second half and the offense perked up. J.D. Woods ripped in a 28-yard touchdown run to start the third quarter but the PAT was blocked keeping it 13-7.
Later in the quarter, Woods took in a one-yard score and Aguinaga converted a two-point conversion to make it 21-0.
Peru State’s offense mounted an impressive drive in the third quarter but came up empty after failing to convert a fourth down from within the 10-yard line.
Aguinaga continued to dissect the Bobcats in the fourth quarter. The QB found Sam Huckabee for a five-yard touchdown with 7:34 remaining in the game to extend the lead. He topped the game off with a three-yard scoring pass to Justin Howard to make it 35-0. Aguinaga finished 14-20 for 146 yards.
The Bobcats look to regroup against Grandview next Saturday at the Oak Bowl.