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Batesville, AR

October 14, 2018 | Blake Cochran


The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team lost a tough one last night as Lyon College connected on a game-winning field goal with 18 seconds left on the clock. The largest lead of the night was 13 points by the Scots then SAGU scored back to back touchdowns in the 4th quarter to tie the game up. The loss has the Lions in sole position for 4th place in the Sooner Athletic Conference followed by Langston in 1st place than Arizona Christian and Oklahoma Panhandle State.

The Lions had a field day offensively with over 500 yards of offense compared to the Scotts 310. CJ Collins had five touchdowns on 477 passing yards and 30 completions with zero interceptions. Samuel Northey, Jeremy Carr, and Bryant Dotson all had over 100 receiving yards on the night; Northey had two touchdowns, Dotson with one, and Blayne Rowe had two. Defensively, Marco Mathews led the way with 12 total tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss, Coby Roach also landed in double digits for the Lions. Maliek Golden recovered his first interception of the season as well as Roach.

The Scots were led by quarterback Spencer Childress who had three touchdowns on 168 passing yards. Those touchdowns were recovered by Jacquez Parker, Emetrious Scott, and Dalton Poteet; Parker led the way for Lyon with 87 receiving yards. Scott also had a 91-yard kickoff return for the Scots to give Lyon the win. Sam Taylor was their leader on defense as expected with 10 tackles and 2.5 for a loss.

Next weekend is SAGU’s homecoming for the 2018-2019 season against non-other than Texas Wesleyan University. With a win the Lions will have at least a .500 winning percentage on the season, this game will kick off against the Rams on 10/20 at 2 pm. TWU is 1-5 on the season and 1-3 in the SAC for one of their first seasons as a program. 


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

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