SAGU lose heartbreaker
WAXAHACHIE - After coming off a big loss to a NAIA #8 ranked team, the Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions (3-2), looked to get back in the win column against Bacone College (1-5) from Oklahoma at home on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The Lions started the game doing everything right.
They scored on long drives, created turnovers, blocked punts and field goal attempts, sacked the Warriors quaterback and intercepted passes and soon found themselves up 21-0 and looking like they would run-away with the game and the score.
With five minutes left in the third quarter, the Lions were up 38-3, but how quickly things can change.
The Bacone Warriors had things start bouncing their way.
Turnovers by the Lions, three and outs on offense, bad snaps and a fumble, returned for touchdown, all allowed the Warriors to score 35 unanswered points and tie the game up with about 10 seconds left in regulation and eventually forcing overtime.
SAGU won the coin toss and went first and eventually got the ball near the five yard line on fourth down setting up a field goal attempt however, the kick was wide left leaving the score tied at 38.
The Warriors kept doing what they had done to tie the game.
A couple of quick passes and quarterback scrambles pushed the ball to the three yard line.
From the there, the Warriors quarterback found the end zone on sweep to the right scoring untouched and completing the 41 point comeback to win the game 44-38 in front of a stunned Lions’ crowd.
The SAGU Lions next home game is Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lumpkin’s Stadium in Waxahachie with a scheduled 2 p.m. kick-off.