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Waxahachie, TX

October 7, 2018 | Blake Cochran


Back to back conference wins have the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team tied for second place in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The Lions had a big offensive game as expected to give them a total of 48 points to continue the winning streak against Texas College. Saturday’s game has propelled SAGU to 4-2 on the season and 3-1 in the SAC.

The game’s first drive started off with a touchback and the ball on the 25-yard line for the Lions. The Lions got a first down for 12 yards then CJ Collins found Samuel Northey for the games first points. The 63-yard toss gave them a well-executed first drive and an immediate score of 7-0. SAGU dominated the first half scoring four touchdowns to the Steers one. The Lions are getting help from different ways causing them to be a hard team to game plan against. They scored on touchdown passes from CJ Collins, one to Northey and Bryant Dotson, a 44-yard run from Stephon Free with 6:18 left in the first quarter, and an 87-yard kickoff return, also, from Northey.

Texas College outscored the Lions in the second half but it wasn’t enough when the defense gathered three fumbles. Steers quarterback, Vontyne Williams, had two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter and 205 rushing yards total for the game. He also had 87 passing yards and one touchdown with no interceptions. After each touchdown from Williams, the Lions had great drives that took four minutes off the clock each causing the Steers defense to get gassed and their offense to be in a hurry. Tluang Hmung knocked in two clutch field goals to end each of those drives to go along with six extra points on the night. Hmung was accounted for a total of 12 points. Bryant Dotson also had a nine-yard touchdown reception from Collins in the second half to give the Lions their third game of the season scoring over 45 points.

Defensively, Landon Jones had a career night when he recorded a total 23 tackles on the night and one tackle for a one-yard loss. Kenadre Belcher, Tori Williams, and Marco Mathews also had double-digit tackles during the game. Defensive back, Ray Lea forced a fumble and Marcus Rodriguez led the Lions for tackles for a loss with 1.5.

CJ Collins completed 20 of his 31 pass attempts for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Running backs, Stephon Free and Michael Bledsoe had a combined 110 rushing yards for one touchdown. Receivers, Bryant Dotson and Samuel Northey each had two touchdowns. Northey had 114 total receiving yards and Dotson had 68.

The Lions will travel to Arkansas next weekend to face Lyon College who is currently tied for 7th in the SAC with a 1-3 conference record. This game will be played at 2 pm on October 13th. SAGU won this matchup last year in Waxahachie by a score of 28-13. 


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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