The Sul Ross State University Lobos (1-0) will be in Waxahachie for a noon date Saturday with the Lions of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (0-1).
Sul Ross had a 33-31 on the road win last week over Texas Lutheran last week, while SAGU lost a tough 35-21 decision to Austin College on the road.
The Lions rushed for 88 yards last week, 75 yards and a touchdown came from Jason Rice in 10 carries. Rice attempted 14 passes, completing six for 60 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Colvin caught a 4-yard pass for a touchdown and Willie Mitchell recovered a fumble in the Austin College end one for a touchdown.
Defensively the Lions gave up 272 yards on the ground and 85 yards passing.
Both teams lost two fumbles each.
Austin College controlled the game by keeping the ball almost 40 minutes of the game while SAGU had possession a little over 20 minutes, which meant that SAGU ran a total of 48 plays compared to 73 for its opponent.
Sul Ross got a 26-yard field goal by Michael Van Wagner midway through the fourth quarter to take its season opening win.
Austin Davidson connected on 23 of 38 passes for 454 yards as the Lobos rang up 6-4 yards of total offense.
Junior receiver Joc Quise Brown grabbed 10 catches for 256 yards and three touchdowns.
The Lobos had a hard time executing as Sul Ross was flagged 10 times for109 yards.
Keys to the game:
The Lion defense will have a tall job of stopping the potent Sul Ross offense.
SAGU must find a way to keep the ball out of the hands of Joc Quise Brown and contain the Lobo rushing game.
The Lions will need to establish the running game and find a way to score quickly and often.