Lions extinguish Firestorm

Langston Athletics
Kyle Taylor, Sports Information Director

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Senior quarterback Jaylen Lowe (SR/Collinsville, Okla.) passed for two touchdowns and ran for two as the No. 14 Langston Lions knocked off Arizona Christian 38-17 Saturday night.

Lowe racked up 305 yards through the air and picked up an additional 84 yards on the ground as the Lions (5-1, 5-0 SAC) remained unbeaten in the SAC and have won 18 straight conference games dating back to the 2016 season.

Brenden Ettiene (FR/Dallas, Texas) led the ground attack with 125 yards on six carries with one touchdown. Cameron Booty (JR/Dallas, Texas) added 103 yards on eight carries and snagged three reception for 97 yards and two touchdowns on the night.

Arizona Christian opened the second half with a 36-yard field goal after trailing 17-7 at halftime.

Lowe countered with touchdown passes of 30 and 53 yards to Booty to increase Langston’s advantage to 31-10 at the end of the third quarter. Langston tacked on another touchdown in the fourth on a two-yard rush by Ettienne to put the Lions firmly in front at 38-10 with 8:20 remaining in the fourth.

The final score of the game came on a 14-yard rush by ACU’s quarterback Maverick Gamez to make it 38-17 in favor of Langston at the 6:30 mark in the fourth.

Defensively, the Lions held the Firestorm’s fourth-ranked passing offense in the NAIA to 63 passing yards and 241 yards total on offense. James Cox (JR/Hammond, La.) led Langston with seven total tackles including six solo with one tackle for loss and one pass breakup.

Justin Wade (JR/Baton Rouge, La.) was right behind him with six assisted tackles and two solo on the night.

Offensively, Langston eclipsed the 600-yard mark for total offense with 681. Last week the Lions set the season-high mark with 692 against Texas Wesleyan.

Langston (5-1, 5-0) hosts Lyon College for homecoming next Saturday at W.E. Anderson Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.