Bond had a strong night from his signal caller position, throwing for 273 yards while leading the Tigers in rushing with 81 yards on 10 attempts.
The two teams traded first-half scores.
Trevor hunt booted a 25-yard field goal early in the first period for ECU before Matthew Ehasz countered with a 36-yard field goal for Ouachita Baptist with 26 seconds left in the opening period.
Michael Allen hauled in a 20-yard TD toss from Bond to put the Tigers on top 10-3 at the 14:20 mark of the second period. The big play of that drive was tailback JoJo Snell's 31-yard catch and run.
OBU tied the game at 10-all heading into halftime after a Steven Kehner 1-yard TD plunge with just 1:02 left in the second period.
Defensively, ECU was led by senior Fred Gaines with eight total tackles and three pass break-ups Junior Daniel Holland was also a strong defensive force, with 5.5 total tackles, one sack (three yards), two tackles-for-loss (seven yards) and one quarterback hurry.
The Tigers committed 13 penalties for 124 yards, while OBU was penalized just three times for 29 yards.
"Ultimately, in my opinion those penalties are unacceptable. That's just a lack of concentration. We have to get that fixed," McCarty said. "It kept biting our offense all night."
It won't get any easier for ECU's Tigers. Next up is a trip to Henderson State Saturday. The Reddies — who edged Southeatern 44-35 Saturday at Paul Laird Field in Durant — are ranked No. 9 in the latest AFCA coaches poll. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium in Arkadelphia, Ark.
"I promise you the Tigers are going to rebound from this and get after it the next few weeks," McCarty said.