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November 16, 2019

Jaylan Moss scores twice on Senior Day

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) played its final game of the season Saturday as they welcomed in Ottawa University (OUAZ) for Senior Day. SAGU had a great crowd that came out in support of the 21 seniors for their last home game at Lumpkin Stadium. SAGU (0-10, 0-8) fell after a hard-fought game against #16 OUAZ (9-1, 7-1) by the score of 33-14.

Top Performers

  • Jaylan Moss ( SO/Waco/TX ) accounted for both touchdowns in the Lions loss. One came on the ground and the other came from an 89-yard kickoff return.
  • Reginald Agyei ( SO/ Grand Prairie, TX ) led the Lions with 4 catches for 53 yards.
  • Gabe Sanders ( FR/Irving, TX ) led SAGU in rushing with 66 yards on 17 carries which were good for 3.8 yards per carry.
  • Jeff Lavarin ( FR/ Neptune, NJ ) led the Lions in tackles with five solo tackles and assisted on three others.

Lion Review

  • The defense set the tone in the first quarter as they have so many times this year. The forced a punt on the first possession by OUAZ. The second drive was much of the same, but this time Trey August ( SR/Fort Worth, TX) burst through the line and blocked the punt. Keandre Belcher ( SO/Katy, TX ) picked it up and rumbled just short of the goal line. Jaylan Moss Moss then ran it in to give SAGU their first lead.
  • OUAZ answered with a touchdown pass after a couple missed SAGU tackles with 9:00 remaining in the second quarter. The Lions were still ahead as the Spirit botched the extra point attempt.
  • The Lions found themselves down 16-7 in the third quarter after a lost fumble gave the Spirit a short field.
  • Jaylan Moss took the kickoff back 89 yards for a touchdown and gave SAGU life at 16-14.
  • Ottawa scored on a rush from three yards away capping off a 10 play 74-yard drive. The Spirit then recovered an onside kick and held all the momentum with a 23-14 lead and possession.
  • SAGU answered when they had to and the defense got off the field after a drive that saw Ottawa gain -1 yard.
  • SAGU threw two interceptions fourth-quarter interceptions which ended any thought of a comeback. SAGU eventually fell 33-14.

Closing Thoughts

  • The SAGU season has officially ended without a win. That didn’t stop this team from going out and competing for each game. The lessons these players and coaches have learned in a tough year are those that will shape them and build them toward individual and team success in the future. Thanks to all the coaches, players, faculty and administrative staff that put their time and hard work into this SAGU football season.

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