The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football team was selected to host and play in the 2015 National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) Victory Bowl. The Lions played University of Northwestern (Minnesota).
UNW and SAGU were selected after North Greenville University, top ranked NCCAA football program, declined the bid. NGU Coach Jeff Farrington added, "Having experienced the Victory Bowl and its positive impact on our program, we are thrilled to know that that two other worthy programs will be treated to the spiritual renewal and fellowship delivered by this bowl experience."
SAGU athletic director Jesse Godding was pleased that the Lions were able to host the program’s first ever opportunity of post-season play, “SAGU is honored to host the NCCAA Victory Bowl. The University is excited about the elevation of competitiveness and exposure. To participate in a game designed for camaraderie and fellowship under the umbrella of the NCCAA is a great bonus for our team and the SAGU family.”
SAGU finished the regular season with a 7-3 record. The three losses came from Texas Lutheran University, Langston University and Arizona Christian. UNW ended the season 8-2. The teams had one common opponent in Westminster College. Both teams topped WC. SAGU beat the Bluejays 30-17 and UNW beat them 27-10. UNW is a NCAA Division III school from Roseville, Minnesota.
The game was played at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie, Texas on Saturday, November 21, 2015. UNW arrived in Texas on Friday to participate with SAGU in a service project. On Friday evening, SAGU hosted the Eagles for a banquet before the main event on Saturday.
The Victory Bowl is open to members of the NCCAA. This is compiled of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA colleges and universities.