The 14th ranked Langston Lions will host Wayland Baptist today at W.E. Anderson Stadium at 2 p.m. The Lions enter today’s match up with the Pioneers with a 2-1 record, 2-0 in conference play. Langston bounced back into the win column last week with a 35-20 win over Southwestern Assemblies of God.
Wayland comes in desperately searching for a win. After defeating Austin College in their season opener, the Pioneers have dropped back to back conference games.
Langston has won all six previous meetings with Wayland, although Wayland did pick up a post-game forfeit victory in 2013 after the Lions had won on the field, 33-0.
The Lions will look to continue their success against the Pioneers today and will be looking for quarterback Jaylen Lowe to continue his hot start.
Lowe, last years defending Athlete of the Year in the CSFL, ranks second in the Sooner Athletic Conference and ninth in the NAIA in total offense with 312 yards per game. His 258 passing yards a game ranks 15th in the NAIA. Lowe has completed 63 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and only one interception.
With Lowe’s passing attack, Langston has been able to dominate the run game, too. The Lions are picking up just over 200 rushing yards a game with sophomore Tim Whitfield averaging 75 yards per game, 7.5 per carry and six touchdowns.
With a win, Langston will stay atop the Sooner Athletic Conference standings.