The Bison football team finished their second season back on the field with an 8-3 record and a third-place finish in the Central States Football League. The team just missed the NAIA Top 25, finishing 26th in the final regular season poll after matching the school record for wins. Thirty-six players were honored by the league on varying levels.
OBU finished third nationally in scoring offense, averaging 43.5 points per game, using an offensive line that led the NAIA in fewest sacks allowed with only six all season. Jordan Barnes led the CSFL with 93.5 yards rushing per game and became OBU’s first 1,000-yard rusher, finishing with 1,028 yards.
The Bison also finished strong on defense, ranking 14th nationally in scoring defense. OBU defenders limited opponents to 28 percent on third-down conversions, the fifth lowest percentage in the NAIA.
The Bison defeated three teams that they lost to the previous season, knocking off Southwestern College (Kansas), University of St. Mary and Bacone College.