Oklahoma Baptist’s Isaiah Mallory eclipsed the career 2000-yard mark before exiting in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury in OBU’s 31-24 loss at Northwestern Oklahoma State Saturday.

ALVA – Oklahoma Baptist’s Isaiah Mallory eclipsed the career 2000-yard mark before exiting in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury in OBU’s 31-24 loss at Northwestern Oklahoma State Saturday.

Mallory needed 14 yards and had 68 yards on eight carries, including a 38-yard gallop. He now has 2054 career rushing yards.

The Bison were down 10-0 before Luke Wendl put OBU on the scoreboard with a 20yard field goal. OBU had marched 75 yards, including Mallory’s 38-yard run and a 13-yard pass from Preston Haire to Noah McGraw.

Down 24-3, OBU got back into the game on a 47-yard TD pass from Haire to Josh Pettijohn to make it 24-10 with 7:41 remaining in the third quarter.

Darrian Moss capped a 70-yard scoring drive for the Bison with a two-yard touchdown run with 14:50 left in the game to make it 3117. Haire had passes of 20 yards to Stephan Turner and 25 yards to Pettijohn to highlight the drive.

OBU pulled to within 31-24 with eight minutes left as Haire orchestrated a 76-yard drive. Haire passed to Cagney Roberson for gains of 22 and 28 yards before finding Nick Hinkley for a 17-yard touchdown.

OBU got the ball back late and after four rushes and a short pass, Haire took off on a 39-yard run to the Northwestern five with 1:26 to play in the fourth quarter.

After a pass interference penalty against NWOSU and a one-yard run by Frankie Edwards, the Rangers came up with an interception in the end zone with 61 seconds remaining in the game.

Haire finished with 313 yards on 20 of 39 passing. Pettijohn led the Bison with 86 yards on seven catches while Alex Lewis had 73 yards on three receptions.

Moss led the Bison with 70 yards on 16 carries.

Dennis Nguyen had 10 tackles with Josh Arnold and Daniel Moniz getting eight tackles each. Antonio Taylor, Arnold, Moniz, Marwin Dickerson and Nguyen sacked the quarterback once each. Nguyen broke up two passes and Moniz and Blake Riley broke up one each.

The Bison wrap up the season Nov. 11 with a trip to Bethany to take on Southern Nazarene.