UMHB football to face Belhaven in final regular season road game - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

UMHB football to face Belhaven in final regular season road game on Saturday

BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

With at least a share of the American Southwest Conference Championship already locked up, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will hit the road again this weekend looking to notch another victory. The Cru will travel to Jackson, Mississippi to take on Belhaven University in the final road game of the regular season.

The Cru is 8-0 overall and 5-0 in ASC play after topping Sul Ross State 59-10 last Saturday in Alpine. That win guaranteed UMHB at least a share of a 12th straight ASC title. A win over the Blazers this Saturday won’t help the Cru clinch the outright title since games against Belhaven do not count in the conference standings. But a victory would keep UMHB undefeated and on track for a berth in the NCAA Division III National Championships.

Belhaven is 1-7 on the season and is coming off a 55-21 loss to Hardin-Simmons last Saturday. The Blazers have lost seven straight games after opening the year with a 28-25 win over Millsaps College. Belhaven has lost three straight meetings with the Cru after winning the initial two contests between the two teams. UMHB will also be the fifth nationally-ranked team the Blazers have faced through the first nine games of the season. With Cru making a long road trip for the second straight week and having to face Belhaven’s high-powered “Air Raid” passing attack, UMHB coaches are expecting to have their hands full on Saturday.

“They do so many things you always see from a Hal Mumme coached team,” Cru Football Coach Pete Fredenburg said. “They take wide splits on the offensive line and throw the ball quickly to try to get it into the hands of their playmakers as soon as possible. They are a little unorthodox in some of the things they do so you have to really prepare and focus on your assignments. That is always a concern when you play them.”

UMHB will enter the contest ranked #3 in the country by both the AFCA and D3football.com. The Cru leads the all-time series with Belhaven 3-2 and is 19-4 all-time against schools from the state of Mississippi.

Saturday’s game will also be broadcast live on K101.7 FM and through the station’s web site with the pre-game show starting at 12:30 PM. UMHB will provide live video streaming and Belhaven University will offer live statistics for the game with links to all live coverage available on the Cru Athletic Department web site at www.cruathletics.com.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:30:33 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:46:25 GMT
    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>
  • Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:20:17 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:32:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
  • Baylor puts 65 on Big 12 Academic All-Rookie teams

    Baylor puts 65 on Big 12 Academic All-Rookie teams

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:38:55 GMT
    (Source: Baylor University)(Source: Baylor University)
    (Source: Baylor University)(Source: Baylor University)

    For the second year in a row, Baylor led the Big 12 Conference with a school record 65 student-athletes named to the 2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league office announced Thursday.

    More >>

    For the second year in a row, Baylor led the Big 12 Conference with a school record 65 student-athletes named to the 2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league office announced Thursday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly