OBU first football scrimmage

Courtesy Photo/obubison.com

Devin Miller

Sports Editor 

The Oklahoma Baptist University Football team will be playing in an intersquad scrimmage on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

The intersquad scrimmage will take place at the OBU Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

The game will have free admission, but will have a maximum capacity of 1,000 spectators.

The wearing of face masks will be required for entry and must be worn throughout the game as well.

Social distancing and the use of hand sanatizer stations is heavily encouraged, while in attendance.

If you are unable to attend on Thursday night, there will be a livestream of this scrimmage, courtesy of obubison.com.

The famous trio representing the livestream broadcast will include; John Brooks, Todd Miller, and Scott Wanish. The livestream will also be run with the help of James Hill and Andrew Cox.

Prior to the intersquad scrimmage, the seniors will be recognized while they will now play in their final matchup for OBU’s football program.

According to the OBU Bison Athletics page, “The game will feature two 15-minute halves with the clock running like a typical game. It will be an offense versus defense game with a special points system for certain outcomes per possession.”

Game details found on obubison.com include; “All fans will enter through Gate 2 on the E side of the Hurt Complex.

Capacity limited to first 1,000 fans.

Masks required.

Fans will be screened (screening questions and temperature check) prior to entry.

Social distancing protocols within the facility are strongly encouraged.

Parking will be available in the Gold Lot S of the Hurt Complex on University, as well as E of the Noble Complex.”

Looking back on last season, the OBU Football team went 7-4. 

“OBU is led by head coach Chris Jensen, who enters his eighth season as the leader of the football program. The Bison are coming off their most successful season since joining NCAA Division II and the Great American Conference, going undefeated against their GAC rivals from the state of Oklahoma for the second straight year and finishing with a 7-4 overall record in 2019.”

Head Coach Chris Jensen was hired in 2012 and has led the OBU Bison football team to a 5-0 second straight record over schools in Oklahoma.

Throughout the past seven years, Jensen has completed a 30-47 record (.390), with an additional conference record of 18-37 (.327).

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