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Waxahachie, Texas – October 21, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team is still looking for their first Central States Football League (CSFL) win of the season.  They’re hoping that this weekend’s game versus Langston University is it.

Langston is currently 3-2 for the season and 1-1 in the CSFL.  SAGU is now 0-3 in the CSFL and 2-5 overall.  The only common opponent so far among the two teams is Arizona Christian.  ACU beat both LU and SAGU.  The Firestorm topped LU 34-10 and beat SAGU 29-22.

In each of the three CSFL games that SAGU has played they have been in the lead at halftime.  This is an issue that head coach Frank Tristan acknowledges, “As coaches we need to make a better adjustments at halftime and we have this lull in the third quarter.  Players and coaches alike have to do better to come out with a win.”

SAGU has once again succumbed to injuries and this week’s starting quarterback is red-shirt freshman Romeo Balboa.  Last week against Wayland Baptist, Balboa went five for eight for 40 yards passing.  He threw for one 24-yard touchdown pass.

“Like always, Langston is super athletic and well-coached,” says Tristan, “They have two quarterbacks that are dual-threat quarterbacks.  Mark Wright Jr. is their starter.  He can beat you by throwing the ball or running the ball.  Kievon Jackson is their tailback and he has electric speed.”

Jackson is averaging 98 yards rushing per game.  He also has five touchdowns for the season.  Wright Jr. is connecting on 53% of his passes, which is an average of 184 yards passing per game.  He is also rushing for an average of 56 yards per game.

This will be the 11th time that the SAGU Lions have played Langston University.  SAGU has yet to walk away with a victory.

The game is on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2pm.  The game will be broadcast live on SAGU Sports Network.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, ntristan@sagu.edu

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