University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football player Kris Brown has been named American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Cru’s 17-7 victory over Hardin-Simmons University. This is the second ASC player of the week honor of Brown’s career.
Brown, a senior cornerback from Sealy High School, opened the scoring with a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown on the game’s opening possession. He added eight total tackles, including six solo stops and broke up two other passes. Brown also recorded one of the Cru defenses 12 tackles for loss. UMHB held Hardin-Simmons, who entered the game with the top-ranked offense in the country, to seven points, 31 rushing yards and 191 yards of total offense in that victory.
The Cru is now 5-0 overall and 4-0 in ASC play on the season and has sole possession of first place in the conference. UMHB will return home to host Howard Payne University (1-4, 1-3 ASC) in a 1:00 PM kickoff at Crusader Stadium this Saturday.