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October 24, 2018 | Blake Cochran

Week 9 preview: Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU)

In a battle for second place, OPSU will travel to Waxahachie Saturday, October 27th for a 2 pm kickoff. Last year’s matchup resulted in a 29-21 victory for the Lions as they scored three straight touchdowns to give them the win. CJ Collins completed 30 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns with one going to Jeremy Carr for a total of 152 receiving yards. Landon Jones and Jordaan Coleman each had an interception; Jones also had eight tackles on the day.

This year’s team has switched focuses for OPSU and have a top-tier defense that will try to stop CJ Collins and the Lions high-powered offense. They are second in the nation for opponents 3rd down conversion (22.500), 6th in rush defense per game (98.000), 13th with 22 total sacks, 16th with 2.8 sacks per game, and 29th in total defense per game with 341.500 yards.

The Lions are coming off of a huge win against Texas Wesleyan University and another one against OPSU would propel them into sole position of 2nd place in the Sooner Athletic Conference, a loss would put them in a tie for third in the conference standings. CJ Collins and Landon Jones are coming off of big weeks after both of them being named SAC and NCCAA Players of the Week , Jones was also named NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week .

The past six seasons the Lions have a 3-1 against OPSU and will look to make it 4-1 after Saturday’s matchup.

SAC Conference standings as listed:

Conf      Overall

W            L W        L


6              0 6          1


4              1 4          4


4              2 5          3


3              3 5          3


3              3 4          3


2              3 3          3


2              4 3          5


1              4 1          6


0              5 0          5

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

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