Stephen F. Austin tops Abilene Christian 24-21, wins WAC

Nov 19, 2022, 3:47 AM | Updated: 5:49 pm

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Trae Self scrambled 12 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 2:43 left to give Stephen F. Austin a 24-21 win over Abilene Christian Saturday and the Lumberjacks claimed the Western Athletic Conference championship.

The Lumberjacks earned the outright conference title for the first time since 2010.

Self finished 26 of 37 passing for 397 yards and two touchdowns for SFA (6-5, 3-2). The four-year starter surpassed 10,000 career passing yards in the game. Xavier Gipson had 11 catches for 213 yards and a touchdown. Gipson finished the regular season as the leading receiver in the WAC and entered the game ranked eighth in the FCS in receiving yards per game.

Maverick McIvor was 25 of 38 passing for 318 yards and two touchdowns to lead Abilene Christian (7-4, 4-1). Colt Cooper pulled in two touchdown catches.

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