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Morningside travels for NAIA playoff game

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Fifth-ranked Morningside will go on the road to play fourth-ranked Baker of Kansas on Saturday. Fifth-ranked Morningside will go on the road to play fourth-ranked Baker of Kansas on Saturday.

Morningside will play in the NAIA football quarterfinals on Saturday. The fifth-ranked Mustangs go on the road to play fourth-ranked Baker of Kansas.

Morningside opened the playoffs with a 40-21 win over number-10 Rocky Mountain College last Saturday to improve to 10-1.

Baker is 11-1 after winning their first round game, 10-7. Their only post-season meeting came in '08, when Morningside won by 38 points.

Morningside was the NAIA's top-ranked team for most of the season and now have to prove they're the best team, on the field.

"Playing on the road can be a challenge," said Morningside head coach Steve Ryan. "You really have to stay focused, your defense has to play well and you have to take care of the ball. I think we're up to the task but the guys hopefully just need to understand that we're really going to have to play well to win this ball game."

"We really feel like we have something to prove, especially after that loss," said Morningside quarterback Ryan Kasdorf. "We made a point to come out real tough and play all four quarters. Also it's the playoffs so it's one and done. So if you lose you go home."

"Just the travel, it would be a lot nicer to play at home but we just got to focus on what we need to do and it should all just take care of itself," said Morningside senior defensive lineman Bret Doorenbos.

Morningside and Baker kickoff at 1 o'clock Saturday in Baldwin City, Kansas.

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