CJ Collins threw for 561 yards and six touchdowns to lead Southwestern Assemblies of God to a 53-46 victory over Texas Wesleyan on Saturday in Waxahachie.
Collins completed 41-of-65 passes en route to victory in a game that saw SAGU total 632 yards through the air, and 721 yards total.
The loss was Texas Wesleyan’s fourth in a row and dropped the Rams to 1-6 overall. They’ll look to get back on track against Wayland Baptist University on Oct. 27 in Plainview (2 p.m. kickoff).
Texas Wesleyan rushed for 266 yards and threw for 286. That rushing total was more than the Rams had on the ground in the last three games combined.
Texas Tech transfer Desmond Nisby was the main factor for the Rams on the ground. He rushed 19 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns. Nisby has scored in four straight games.
He gave TWU a 46-45 lead with 5:43 left, but the Lions put together a 10-play, 65-yard touchdown drive to win the game.
Donavan Isom, who completed 12-of-32 passes for the Rams, threw a late interception to seal SAGU’s win.
The Rams had other opportunities, including a 4th-and-1 at the SAGU 11 late in the third quarter that they couldn’t convert. Texas Wesleyan also couldn’t complete two two-point conversions; the latter would have give the Rams a 48-45 lead.
Jordan Purnell and Michael Miller, who had a 35-yard fumble recovery, lead the Rams with seven tackles each.