Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) entertained the Pioneers of Wayland Baptist University (WBU) on Saturday afternoon at Lumpkins Stadium in a Sooner Athletic Conference game. SAGU lost 24-14 to WBU (3-3, 2-2).
Senior Patrick Hall had 3 catches for 35 yards and a touchdown and freshman Reggie Agyei collected 7 receptions for 58 yards.
Keontrey Jackson, a junior from Waxahachie, hauled in the other Lion TD as one of his 8 receptions for 51 yards.
Freshman Jeff Lavarin picked off his first collegiate pass for the Lions, and fellow freshman Drake Rodriguez sacked WBU quarterbacks twice for 13 lost yards. Ennis sophomore Torionte Williams led the Lions defensively with 9 total tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and one fumble recovery.
WBU went 80 yards in 9 plays on their first possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead.
On WBU’s next possession SAGU forced a 3rd down but a missed tackle on a pass to the flat resulted in a 61-yard TD and WBU led 14-0 with 3:03 left in the first quarter.
From that point on the defenses settled in and the last three quarters produced 119 yards of offense for the visiting Pioneers.
SAGU scored on the final play of the first half to make the score 17-7.
In the second half WBU would tack on their final score on an SAGU fumble on a rush from their own end zone. The fumble was recovered by WBU and the PAT made the score 24-7.
With 3:16 to go in the game SAGU scored on a 20 yard pass from Garry Powell to Jackson to make the final 24-14.
SAGU turned the ball over six times to WBU’s two turnovers.
The SAGU defense held the Pioneers to 271 total yards including only 66 rushing yards. Unfortunately, the WBU defense was just as effective holding SAGU to 6 total rushing yards and 184 yards overall.
SAGU will go on the road to Tyler on Saturday to take on Texas College. The game will take place at Mother Frances Rose Stadium at 11 a.m. SAGU (0-6, 0-4) will look for its first win of the year against Texas College (0-6, 0-5).