Listen to Lions on Saturday at 6pm
SSN launches first-ever Audio broadcast
SAGU takes on unbeaten Texas Lutheran
SEGUIN, Texas -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University football team is on the road again this weekend when they travel to face Texas Lutheran University at 6:00pm (CST).
The Lions (1-2), fresh off their 19-8 defensive win over Haskell University in Lawrence, Kansas a week ago, will have their hands full on Saturday night.
An NCAA Division III member, the Bulldogs (2-0), had a bye week after opening the season with two high-scoring triumphs. They whipped Southwestern University (from Georgetown, Tx), 44-14, and Trinity University (of San Antonio, Tx), 42-38.
Velocity is the name of the Bulldogs' game, both scoring and in the number of plays they have in a game. In other words, they do not waste time.
In their first game they ran 100 plays and gained 571 yards (199 rushing, 372 passing) while picking up 33 first downs. Against the Trinity Tigers, whom SAGU scrimmaged a month ago, they racked up 79 plays for 594 yards (272 rushing, 317 passing) and 29 first downs.
Fans and Lions defenders must keep an eye on #7 TLU senior quarterback Brent Peavy (5'10, 207). He completed 33-of-45 throws against Southwestern and 20-of-32 versus Trinity. He has tossed two interceptions.
Reid Golson (Grandview, Tx / Grandview HS, Howard Payne Univ) is the Lions' trigger-man at QB. He was the Central States Football League's Offensive Player of the Week thanks to his performance in Lawrence.
The senior connected on 16-of-24 passes for 169 yards and a pair of TD's. His lone interception of the season came on a deflection. Operating the 'Read Option' attack, he also picked up 120 yards on 16 tries.
SAGU still has a few banged up skill-position players on offense and could be minus their starting halfback and #1 receiver.
The defense, which went from a 3-3-5 in week two to a 4-3 against Haskell, must find some answers if they hope to slow down Peavy. Expect to see some schematic changes in coverage or up front unless the Lions want to see a repeat of Peavy 2012.
Last fall he led the 'Dawgs to a 43-35 win in Waxahachie. They lead the series against SAGU, 3-0. This will be just second time the game is played at Matador Stadium. Next year TLU will play on their new, 2,000 seat, on-campus stadium.
The game is the home opener for TLU and it is also Homecoming.
The Weather Channel is calling for a high of 88 degrees on Saturday with mild easterly winds of 9 mph. Scattered thunderstorms are expected, with a 50% chance between 6pm and 7pm, then dopping to 40% by 8pm and 30% by 9pm. Humidity should be around 70%.
Sports Media Coverage
The SAGU Sports Network is launching a new branch of sports media. Often referred to as internet radio, Producer John Cookman calls audio broadcasting.
Fans can tune in to hear the play-by-play of road football games, starting Saturday at 5:55pm.
Mark "Link" Warde, SAGU's fifth year Sports Information Director, will be at the mic, live from the Press Box at Seguin's Matador Stadium* (Highway 123 at Cedar). Description of the accounts of the game, combined with statistics and possible coaching interviews will be part of the agenda.
To ac cess the audio feed, go to: http://www.sagu.edu/sagutv/sagu-live
Fans can also view the TLU video livestream at: www.tlubulldogs.com or at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/tlu.portal#
For the best of both, turn up the volume to listen to the SAGU AUDIO while watching the TLU VIDEO.
A full report of the game will posted on the SAGU Athletic website on Sunday.
SAGU sports fans are also encouraged to visit the new Facebook fan page, SAGU Sports Network (be to 'LIKE' the page). It is loaded with social media, from video highlights, graphics, Instagram photos, Twitter feeds and fan polls.
Currently, football fans are voting on the Top (video) Plays of September. There are also volleyball and soccer highlights, so scroll down! It is a site for sore eyes!
To follow all Lions sports, the new Twitter handle is: @SAGUSportsNet.
*Matador Stadium has seating for 9,000. Seguin is slightly northeast of San Antonio where Highway 123 and Interstate 10 meet.
Seguin (sah-GHEEN) is 228 miles from Waxahachie, Texas. The population is 25,175.