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Waxahachie, TX

October 29, 2018 | Blake Cochran


The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team lost their final home game of the season as Oklahoma Panhandle State University visited Waxahachie on Saturday. The final score was 20-35 which places the Lions in a sole third place position in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Their regular season record is now 5-4 and 4-3 in the SAC.

The Lions running back Stephon Free tied the game up 14 all with an 85-yard run and 7:04 left in the second quarter. The Aggies made some adjustments which led to three straight touchdowns, and a score SAGU would be unable to come back from. OPSU’s quarterback Martez Vrana had one in the air to Kyzen Hudson and one on the ground in the 3rd quarter. Running back, Carlos Ransburgh had the third one as the Aggies ate a lot of clock during these series and controlled most of the second half. With one second left on the clock, Free had another touchdown which ended the game 20-35 and a total of 120 rushing yards for him and two total touchdowns.

CJ Collins was 22 for 41 and 218 yards through the air with a touchdown to Jeremy Carr who had 11 receptions for 129 yards. Landon Jones had another 20+ tackle game with 13 solo tackles and 10 assisted tackled with a tackle for loss. Keandre Belcher and Gus Wright also landed in double-digit tackles for the Lions; Belcher with 11 and Wright with 10. Sean Minshew led SAGU with two tackles for a loss and four total tackles.

The Lions last regular season of the game will be on the road against fourth-place opponent Arizona Christian University. ACU has lost three games in a row to Ottawa, Langston, and OPSU with their final games being against SAGU and Wayland Baptist the following Saturday. This game will kick off at 7 pm in Phoenix, AZ.


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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