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Waxahachie, TX-   In a battle of the unbeaten,Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Football began their home opener against Arizona Christian University (ACU) with a point to prove. A very good and disciplined Arizona Christian team looked to stay perfect on the season and leave Waxahachie with a win. The Lions got off to a quick start and led 31-14 at the half. Coming out of the half the game turned into a shoot and ACU scored 21 unanswered points.
 A late touchdown by TameronDerrough put the Lions ahead 37-35. This set up a great last 4 minutes of the game. ACU scored with 3 minutes left in the game which set the stage for an offense. On a big third from midfield Jordan Barlow lofted a ball downfield that was just fingertips away from being another Lions Touchdown. On this drive we couldn’t convert on the fourth down and ACU kneeled for the win. The final score was 41-37 ACU. The Lions are now 1-1. 
Top Performers
  • Jamal Long (FR/ Hillsboro, TX) brought down 4 receptions for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Jordan Barlow (SR/ Van Buren, AR) threw 21/35 while passing the ball. He threw for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Another week, same result. The combination of Keaton Dudik (SO/ Grand Prairie, TX) and Zarious Keyes (JR/ Louin, MS) was key to the game plan for the Lions. Both rushed for over 100 yards
  • The offense finished the game with 556 yards (259 rushing and 297 passing). In the passing attack Tameron Derrough (FR/ Mansfield, TX) and Keaton Dubik (JR/ China Springs, TX) left their impact on the game. 
  • Jaylan Moss (SO/ Waco, TX) finished with a game high 7 tackles.
  • Josiah Johnson (JR/ Vestavia Hills, AL) contributed with 5 tackles which included a tackle that resulted in a loss of 3 yards.

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The Next Step

  • On Saturday, November 14th SAGU Football will play on the road against Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK. Start time is scheduled for 2:00pm
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