SAGU is wrapping up their winningest regular season record in history, going 8-2 overall and 7-1 in Central State Football League play. Campbellsville is currently 7-2.
SAGU head coach Frank Tristan is looking forward to being one of only 18 NAIA teams still playing on Saturday, “I’m excited for our guys to play a postseason game. Both Campbellsville and SAGU were one touchdown away from being in the playoffs. I really believe this will be like two play-off teams going at it. They have the best offense in the country along with the best quarterback. It will be an incredible test for our team.”
Campbellsville can boast the number one passing offense in the nation (NAIA), averaging 393 passing yards per game. The Tigers quarterback, Hunter Brown, leads the NAIA in passing yards per game, averaging 380 yards.
Brown’s favorite target is wide receiver Keanu Young. Young averages seven catches for 90 yards per game. He also has scored nine touchdowns for the Tigers.
SAGU quarterback CJ Collins was banged up a bit in the Lions’ game last week, but he is expected to lead the Lions on Saturday. SAGU has a very balanced attack, scoring 24 rushing touchdowns this season as well as 23 passing touchdowns. Collins is averaging 250 passing yards per game.
SAGU’s dynamic duo of running back’s JP Lowery and Ricky Bickham will take the field one last time wearing the Lions jersey. Lowery is averaging 79 rushing yards per game and has 12 touchdowns for the season. Bickham is averaging 68 yards per game and has scored five touchdowns this season.
On the defensive side, Coby Roach is leading SAGU, averaging over seven tackles a game. Roach also has one interception and four pass break-ups. Linebacker Jordaan Coleman has two interceptions and 15 tackles for loss. He is also averaging a sack a game.
Two years ago the Lions won the Victory Bowl with a 10-7 defeat of University of Northwestern (Minnesota). SAGU hosted the Victory Bowl in 2015.
Saturday’s game will be steamed live. You can find the link at CampbellsvilleTigers.com. Saturday’s forecast is windy with an increasing chance of rain throughout the game. Wind gusts could be near 40 miles per hour.
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.