The SAGU football Lions opened up their home schedule on Saturday afternoon in Waxahachie, Texas.
The Sul Ross Lobos became the first opponent of the home season to test the Lions in the friendly confines of Lumpkins Stadium as SAGU went looking for their first win of the season.
The Sul Ross Lobos opened the scoring six minutes into the game with a 12-yard touchdown pass that capped off a 12 play drive to take 6-0 lead after the Lions blocked the extra point.
Six minutes later SRU struck again with a four-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 13-0. By the end of the first quarter the Lobos hit again for a 25-yard field goal to keep SAGU down 16-0.
The Lions then responded with Joseph Garcia at the helm. Garica drove the ball 57 yards in 16 plays before finally hitting Andrew Colvin in the end zone on a 12-yard touchdown pass. With the extra point, SAGU trailed 16-7.
The Lobos completed the first half scoring with an eight play drive and scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass to make the halftime score 25-7.
All of the scoring in the second half would come fast and furious.
Sul Ross on their first play from scrimmage scored on a 48-yard touchdown just 18 seconds into the half, moving the score to 32-7.
Then almost three minutes later, the Lobos scored for their last time on a 40-yard touchdown run making the score 39-7, which is what the final would be on this day.
Chris Eiland ran for 62 of the Lions 110 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Brandon Smiley contributed 36 yards to the total.
Quarterback Joseph Garcia completed 12 of 23 passed for 86 yards and the afore mentioned touchdown pass.
Colvin led the team in receiving with four catches and 36 yards.
Defensively, Jason Jenkins was the tackles leader with nine. Following behind Jenkins was Joe Muse and Willie Mitchell with eight tackles.
Mitchell also had an interception while Muse recorded 1.5 sacks. SAGU recorded four sacks on the day.
Next the Lions will go on a three game road swing that starts next week Saturday in Muskogee, OK against Bacone College.