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Seguin, Texas- September 27, 2015- The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs toppled the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team, 56-28.  With five minutes left in the first half, the game was tied 14-14.  TLU went onto score four unanswered touchdowns in a five minute period.

Statistically, SAGU led in every area.  The Lions had 473 total yards of offense compared to the Bulldogs 398.  SAGU had 21 first downs, TLU had 17.  SAGU had 146 yards rushing and 327 yards passing.  TLU rushed for 79 yards and passed for 319.  Unfortunately, SAGU also led in turnovers and penalties which ultimately led to their demise.

“This season we have struggled each game with turnovers and penalties.  Against good teams like TLU, they capitalize on those mistakes,” says head coach Frank Tristan , “Obviously we need to limit our mistakes as we head into conference play next week.”

Three minutes into the game, SAGU threw an interception on their own three-yard line.  TLU took the early lead 7-0.  With one minute left in the first quarter, TLU marched the ball 69-yards down the field in 10 plays, topped off by a touchdown catch by Chase Ragusa .  TLU went up 14-0.

SAGU was able to answer quickly scoring a touchdown. Toras Hill caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from CJ Collins . Chadd Dearen’s kick was good, making the score 14-7.

SAGU scored again at 7:05 in the second when Collins threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Carr.  This tied the game, 14-14.

From 5:00 minutes on in the second quarter, TLU dominated the game.  The Bulldogs scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter alone.  At halftime, TLU was up 42-14.

In the fourth quarter SAGU scored two touchdowns. Justin Allen had a 45-yard reception pass from Lincoln Kenitzer and Matt Clancy had a 25-yard touchdown pass from Kenitzer.  The final score was 56-28.

SAGU sophomore Ricky Bickham had 43 yards rushing.  Justin Allen and Caleb Shelly each had 47-yards receiving. Collins was 23-for-41 for 250 yards passing.  Kenitzer was four-for-six for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively for the Lions, Marquise McCormick and Jeremiah Maat had eight tackles each.  Senior Shakeem Taylor had one interception.

The Lions will begin Central States Football League conference action on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  SAGU will play at Texas College at noon. Texas College is currently 0-3.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan, Sports Information, [email protected]

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