It will be homecoming at Peru State on Saturday when the Bobcats host third ranked Baker University in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game. Peru State is 4-1 and debuted in the NAIA coaches poll this week at number 22.
The Bobcats will try to slow down a Baker team that averages 585 yards and more than 53 points per game.
“They are a pretty special team”, said Peru State coach Steve Schneider. “They have four wideouts that could probably play at a higher level. They do a good job in protection and their quarterback gets the ball out in pretty good fashion so it is really tough to get any pressure on them. They just kind of play pitch and catch.”
The Bobcat’s triple option offense that ranks third in the country in rushing will need to do its part by keeping the Baker offense on the sideline.
Schneider says homecoming weekend combined with a ranked foe should provide for an outstanding atmosphere.
“The Oak Bowl and its small college environment always has been a pretty cool place to play”, added Schneider. “Naturally with it being homecoming and the forecast for a beautiful day and the renovations to the stadium that place will be rocking.”