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October 12, 2019

SAGU Sophomore QB Garry Powell

Waxahachie, TX – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team took on the Lyon College Scots on Homecoming Day at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie, TX. The 2:00 pm contest saw a 14-14 halftime tie turn into a Lyon College (4-2, 3-1) victory as they outscored SAGU (0-5, 0-3) 24-8 in the second half to go back to Arkansas with a 38-22 victory.

Top Performers:

  • Justin Allen (SR/Maypearl, TX) had 7 rushes for 72 yards.
  • Garry Powell (SO/Midland, TX) completed 16 passes on 26 attempts for 162 yards and one TD.
  • Reggie Agyei (FR/Grand Prairie, TX) was on the receiving end of 6 passes for 83 yards and a TD.
  • Jordaan Coleman (JR, Dallas, TX) had double digit tackles (10) with one sack and two tackles-for-loss.

Lion Review

  • SAGU outgained the Scots 384-381 in total offense but was only 3 for 13 on third down conversions.
  • Lyon won the turnover battle picking up one more turnover than the Lions.
  • Field position played a major factor in the outcome of the game. Lyon started five drives on the SAGU end of the field. Four of those drives ended in a Lyon TD while the other was stopped on a Scot turnover. The drives were set up by two SAGU fumbles, a long kickoff return, a punt and an interception. The turnovers and field position accounted for 28 of the Scots 38 points on the day.
  • In addition, the Scots averaged 12 yards more on five punts than the Lions 30 yards on their six punts for the game.
  • SAGU defenders sacked the Lyon QB twice and had eight tackles-for-loss.

Next Step

On Saturday, October 19th, at 2:00 pm SAGU (0-5, 0-3) will host Wayland Baptist University (2-3, 1-2). Wayland Baptist had a bye this past weekend.


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