Senior QB chosen for his winning performance
Golson threw 3 TD's, also breaks SAGU rushing record
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- The Central States Football League announced the final Offensive Player of the Week from November 16, where Reid Golson was chosen for his performance in a 38-34 triumph over No. 25 ranked Bacone College.
The senior quarterback for Southwestern Assemblies of God University accounted for four touchdowns, including a game-winning pass with 1:40 remaining on the clock.
The 5-foot-11 Golson (Grandview, Tx / Grandview, Howard Payne Univ) threw a perfect 26-yard strike to junior wide receiver Dylan Moore (Denton, Tx / Guyer HS), who was well-covered on a sideline fly pattern, for the decisive points.
"When I saw the corner (back) pressing with no safety help," Golson explained, "I knew I was going to Dylan before the ball was snapped."
"I don't think anyone can cover him one-on-one in our conference or the NAIA. That was proven throughout the season. Teams double teamed him almost every game."
“Reid was absolutely phenomenal on Saturday,” said Offensive Coordinator, Frank Tristan.
“Bacone did some different things defensively that were giving us difficulty in reading the option, but Reid stayed the course and made huge plays at the end of the game that only he can make.”
“He showed incredible toughness running the ball in the 4th quarter,” Tristan continued. “He threw an excellent ball on the game winning TD. He's been doing it all year and I'm very proud of him as a competitor and man of God.”
A criminal justice major, he completed 20 of 33 passes for 214 yards. Eighteen of the completions were to wide receivers; the other two went to tight ends.
He accounted for a total of four TD’s, three through the air and one on the ground.
Each of his aerials were completed at the goal line or in the end zone.
The first was a five yard bullet to Moore, who crossed paths with WR Jeremy McDonald (San Antonio, Tx / Cornerstone Christian). The 6’2 Moore ran a curl over the middle.
McDonald was the target of the second. From the BC 16, the junior lined up in the slot. Golson dropped back three steps and connected with McDonald, who found a seam on a post pattern with thirteen minutes left in the game.
The third, his final pass, provided the conclusive points.
His rushing TD occurred in the second quarter and gave SAGU a 17-7 lead.
Head Coach Jesse Godding decided to go for it on a fourth and two at the Warriors six yard line.
The play was a new formation consisting of two tight ends and a host of offensive linemen, two of them in the backfield. Called “Hoss,” Golson took the snap and veered behind the big ‘uns into the end zone, standing up.
He finished the game with 267 yards of total offense. It included 53 rushing yards.
A week ago he eclipsed Ryan Smith’s career record of 5,676 yards of total offense.
Against Bacone, Golson set the career QB rushing mark, moving past Jeff Brantley’s 1,910 yards.
He led the CSFL in total Offense, averaging 227.5 yards per outing. Golson was second in rushing yardage, 728.
Operating out of the pistol position in the Lions’ version of the spread option, he completed 59% of his passes. Fifteen went for TD’s. A year after throwing 13 interceptions, he tossed just six this season.
Golson's first collegeiate pass happened in a Howard Payne University uniform. From the Yellow Jackets' five yard line, he threw deep for a 45-yard gain.
His last will not be soon forgotten. It not only rescued the Lions from the jaws of defeat.
It gave SAGU their first-ever winning season!
From one winner to another.
Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at email@example.com or at 469-658-2847.