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Langston, OK

September 24, 2018 | Blake Cochran

“Felt like we played really hard nose tough football and put ourselves in a great position to win a big-time football game! Proud of our guys seems like when things get harder we really pull together and I expect no difference moving forward.” Coach Ryan Smith had nothing but great things to say about his program after a hard-fought game in Oklahoma on Saturday. The Lions played as well as anyone against the thirteenth team in the country, Langston University . SAGU led and controlled the first half before Langston put together a run in the 4th quarter to give them the win 20-35.

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team didn’t allow Langston to score the 1st half which might not happen the rest of the season with them having a top-five offense in the nation. The Lions took the lead with 9:30 left in the 1st half when CJ Collins found Bryant Dotson open for a 5-yard touchdown. That would be the lone score after the 30-minute mark, SAGU up 6-0.

Langston got the ball to start the half and scored after 7 plays when Jaylen Lowe found Daylon Person , Langston up 6-7. SAGU got the ball back and regained the lead when Collins gets his second touchdown of the day finding Samuel Northey for a 75-yard bomb, 13-7 with 8:31 left in the 3rd. After this point, Langston’s offense broke out scoring three touchdowns in a span of ten minutes on two rushing touchdowns and one in the air. A new score of 13-28 with nine minutes remaining and not enough time for SAGU to regain the lead.

Quarterback CJ Collins was efficient through the air completing 30 of his 47 passes for 351 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Bryant Dotson, Samuel Northey, and Jeremy Carr all had seven or more catches for the day and one touchdown each. Marco Mathews and Keandre Belcher led the defense as Mathews had nine tackles and one for a loss, Belcher had six tackles and two for a loss. The Lions had a total of 371 offensive yards and 20 first downs to complete their three touchdowns.

SAGU will have their first home football game of the season this Saturday when Ottawa University visits Waxahachie . Ottawa has a 2-2 record and are 1-2 in conference play coming off a 51-11 win over Lyon College . The Lions are in a 4th place tie with Texas Wesleyan in the Sooner Athletic Conference after Saturday night. This SAC battle will take place at noon, 9/29 against the Spirit from Ottawa University. The game will also be live broadcasted on the school’s website.

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

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