The Bison come off a 34-28 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State, which saw OBU beat the Savage Storm for the first time in its NCAA era and give the Herd its first two-game win streak since leaving the NAIA.

Oklahoma Baptist hopes its win streak reaches three games Saturday as Arkansas Tech visits for a 1 p.m. showdown.

The Bison come off a 34-28 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State, which saw OBU beat the Savage Storm for the first time in its NCAA era and give the Herd its first two-game win streak since leaving the NAIA.

OBU will be trying to reach 3-0 to start a season since departing the NAIA.

Bison quarterback Preston Haire leads the Great American Conference with 306.5 yards passing per game in his two starts. Haire has completed 66 of 97 passes for a rock-solid 68 percent. Haire is second nationally with 33 completions per game. He also has tossed five touchdown passes.

Cagney Roberson leads the Great American Conference with 19 receptions, 249 receiving yards and 124.5 yards per game. Nationally, Roberson is fourth with 9.5 receptions, 10th with 249 yards and 14th with 124.5 yards per game. Roberson is one of 11 Bison to catch a pass this season.

Four different running backs have tried to fill

the Isaiah Mallory void this season. Tyler Stuever has led the four-headed monster with 99 yards on 24 carries. He averages 4.1 yards per carry and 49.5 yards per game. OBU averages 2.7 yards per carry this season.

OBU is getting 398.5 yards total offense per game and after allowing one sack at East Central, protected the quarterback for no sacks allowed against Southeastern Oklahoma State last week.

Luke Wendl has given the Bison an added dimension with four field goals in two games, equaling his OBU NCAA-era record for field goals in a season. Hayden Ashley and the punt coverage team have also been strong, pinning seven of 11 punts inside the 20.

Lane Martin and Josh Arnold have combined for 30 tackles in two games. Arnold led the defense with 11 tackles in the opener and Martin had a team-best 11 against Southeastern Oklahoma State. Martin is second on the team with 16 tackles followed by Arnold with 14. Martin is tied for the team lead with nine solo tackles.

Redshirt freshman Felipe Alvear had 10 tackles last week. For the season, he leads OBU with 17tackles, three passes defended and broken up and shares the team lead in fumbles forced and fumbles recovered.

Robert Lolofie has two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks to lead OBU in those categories from the defensive line.

As for Arkansas Tech, Justin Bailey leads the ground game with 42.5 yards per game and he averages 4.3 yards per carry. Carter Burcham has been at quarterback and is 29-of-64 with three interceptions and three touchdown passes. Terrez Hampton has been Burcham’s favorite target with 14 receptions and 197 yards and 98.5 yards per game.

KJ Reid averages 12.5 tackles per game for the Wonder Boys while Kristen Trammell has four pass break-ups. D’idric Dugan leads ATU with two sacks.

ATU punter Tyler Dunlop has 15 punts in two games, averaging 43.5 yards with four punts of more than 50 yards. Jesus Zizumbo has a 31-yard field goal.

Arkansas Tech blistered Oklahoma Baptist last season, 58-21, in Russellville. Dez Stegall started and threw for 115 yards before giving way to Haire, who had 99 yards, but two interceptions. Mallory rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns. Roberson had 67 yards on six receptions. Arnold led the Bison with 11 tackles.

Arkansas Tech has a 2-1 lead in the series as Great American Conference foes with OBU’s victory coming in the lone Shawnee contest in the GAC series.

Arkansas Tech has a 3-2-1 lead in the series. The Wonder Boys are 1-1 in Shawnee.