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2021 UMHB football schedule released

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BELTON, Texas- On Wednesday morning, the UMHB football team announced its 2021 schedule, which features 10 games, nine of those being conference games.

The season opens on September 4 in Belton, as Simpson College battles the Cru at 6:00 p.m. CT. The Storm is a member of the American Rivers Conference conference, and posted a 0-1 record during the abbreviated spring season. Just three games were on the schedule, one of which was a scrimmage and the other of which was cancelled.

Conference play kicks off on September 11, as UMHB hosts ETBU under the lights at 6:00 p.m. CT. The Tigers and Cru played on March 6 in Marshall, Texas, in a game that UMHB won 30-28 behind a late field goal from kicker Anthony Avila. ETBU finished the spring with a 3-2 record.

A short road trip down IH-35 follows, as UMHB travels to Georgetown to face Southwestern on September 18. That contest will kick off at 7:00 p.m. CT. UMHB defeated the Pirates 52-7 on February 27. Southwestern posted a 0-5 record during the spring schedule.

The biggest regular season of the game is set for the following Saturday, as rival Hardin-Simmons faces UMHB in Belton at 6:00 p.m. CT. The two opponents battled in the first true ASC Championship game on March 27, with UMHB winning 23-15. HSU went 4-1 during the spring season.

A road trip to Sherman, Texas follows on October 2, as Austin College hosts UMHB at 1:00 p.m. CT. Austin College will be in its first season as a football-only member of the ASC, having previously competed in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The ‘Roos went 1-3 during the spring, their only win coming over Millsaps.

Texas Lutheran comes to Belton after a bye week for an October 16 showdown. It will be the first day game at Crusader Stadium during the fall, with a 1:00 p.m. CT kickoff. TLU is also a football-only member of the ASC and last played UMHB in 2019, when the Cru won 41-3 on senior day.

A road trip west to Sul Ross State follows on October 23 with a 1:00 p.m. CT kickoff. SRSU went just 1-4 during the abbreviated spring campaign. The last time the two met was in 2019, when the Cru won 77-14 in Alpine.

A home duel against Belhaven is set for October 30 at 12 p.m. CT. UMHB opened the spring season on the road at Belhaven, and won handily 41-0. Belhaven went 3-2 during the spring.

The home finale follows on November 6, as Howard Payne journeys to Belton. The Yellow Jackets posted a 2-3 record this spring. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. CT.

The regular season finale comes with a road trip to Abilene on November 13 to face McMurry. McMurry was also 2-3 during the spring. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. CT.

NCAA playoff dates have not yet been set.

Riley Zayas
Riley Zayas founded True To The Cru in November of 2020 with the goal to cover the stories behind the score and give UMHB fans a closer look at the Cru while promoting the student-athletes and coaches that wear the purple and gold every day. He is also a national contributor to and, in addition to serving as a D3 women's basketball Top 25 voter. His byline has also been seen in: Sports Illustrated Kids, Horns Illustrated, College Baseball Nation, and FCA Williamson County. Follow him on Twitter @ZayasRiley.

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