No. 23 Rangers Upset No. 21 Langston by a Touchdown

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No. 23 Rangers Upset No. 21 Langston by a Touchdown

No. 23 Rangers Upset No. 21 Langston by a TouchdownLANGSTON – In an Oklahoma battle of two NAIA top 25 teams, No. 23 Northwestern Oklahoma State remained unbeaten in CSFL play, as the Rangers escaped from No. 21 Langston with a 20-13 win on Saturday. The win was Northwestern’s fourth consecutive win.

After a scoreless first quarter, Nate Guillory gave the Rangers their first touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run that capped NWOSU’s longest drive of the day, a 13-play, 80-yard drive.

Langston added a 22-yard field goal as the half expired, leaving the score at 7-3 in Northwestern’s favor.

Guillory scored his second touchdown of the game, with a 5-yard run with 12:25 in the third quarter. 

The Lions pulled within three points after two plays, scoring on a 32-yard pass play.

Jared Jackson found the end zone just after the fourth quarter began, using a 9-yard run to double Langston’s score and gave the Rangers a 20-10 lead. 

Langston hit a 36-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining, but the Rangers ran the clock out for the 20-13 win.

Northwestern had 277 yards on the ground, 200 more than the opposition, while tallying 430 for the game. Guillory and Jackson combined for more than 200 yards, with Guillory recording 104 yards on 28 carries, while Jackson had 20 carries for 98 yards.

Quarterback Kyle Jech threw 26 times, completing 16 passes for 153 yards. Korey Williams finished with 63 yards on seven catches, while Kent McDonald wasn’t far behind with 59 yards on three receptions.

Rob Davis anchored the defense with seven tackles, along with 2.5 for loss. Jay Bray picked up six stops along with one for loss, while Rocky Lee and Peter Brooks both had five tackles. Lee, along with Blake Heintzelman, each had an interception.

The Rangers (5-2, 4-0) will play their last road game on Saturday, Oct. 30, when they take on Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.