WAXAHACHIE — After upsetting No. 10 Arizona Christian University, two Southwestern Assemblies of God University football players were named the Central States Football League Players of the Week.
Junior quarterback, CJ Collins was named CSFL Offensive Player of the Week, and senior Matt Lighter picked up the CSFL Defensive Player of the Week.
Both played a key role in the 43-6 defeat of the nationally ranked opponent on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Waxahachie.
The honor is the second of the season for Collins, who led SAGU with three passing touchdowns on 279 yards through the air. He completed 73 percent (19-of-26) of his passes and rushed once for 14 yards.
While this is Collins second player of the week honor, this is the third time for a Lion to be honored this season. Jeremy Carr was named the offensive player of the week last week for his performance in a win over Texas Wesleyan.
Lighter, a defensive lineman from Katy, Texas, had six total tackles, including four solo stops. He also had three tackles for loss that totaled 11 yards and a half sack.
Defensive lineman coach Jared Hudgins was pleased with Lighter’s effort and commended his work ethic.
“He is the most consistent young man I have coached. He wears opposing teams down with his relentless effort and attention to detail,” explained Hudgins.
SAGU enters its bye week and will play Oct. 14 against Wayland Baptist in the Lions' Homecoming game at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie.