BELTON, Texas- UMHB (7-0) hosts Belhaven (5-2) in an ASC football contest this afternoon at Crusader Stadium. Follow along for live updates throughout the contest.
Final: UMHB 29, Belhaven, 0
Game Recap to come shortly…
End of Q3
UMHB leads 17-0.
Redding with three significant gains on the ground to set UMHB up with a goal-line opportunity. RB Aphonso Thomas scores from 1-yard out, giving UMHB a 17-0 lead. It is the first scoring either team has done in the second half.
A couple of thoughts at halftime…
The battle between UMHB’s defensive front and Belhaven’s offensive line was a major storyline entering the contest. So far, UMHB has won that battle, holding Belhaven scoreless in the first half, though the Blazers have tallied 113 total yards of offense, 51 coming on the ground. Linebacker Jacob Mueller leads the Cru in tackles with six.
For the first time this season, Ryan Redding started for the Cru at quarterback. At the half, he is 4-of-11 passing for 86 yards. He has added five carries for 14 net rushing yards.
Belhaven quarterback Mayowa Asagunla has made up the bulk of Belhaven’s offensive production, completing eight of 12 passes for 62 yards. He is also the Blazers’ leading rusher, with 47 net rush yards in the first half.
Besides UMHB’s first TD and the late field goal, the two opponents have traded punts back and forth. Jefferson Fritz has three punts for the Cru for 123 yards for an average of 41.0 yds/punt. Belhaven punter Andrew Norton has averaged 42.0 yds/punt on 4 punts.
End of Q2:
Redding opened the drive with a 35 yd pass to KJ Miller along the sideline, setting the Cru up with a red zone opportunity. It resulted in a field goal from Anthony Avila with 13 seconds left as the Cru heads to the half leading 10-0.
UMHB still leads 7-0.
UMHB’s defense with another phenomenal stop to force Belhaven to punt for the fourth time today. The Cru begins its fourth drive on its own 29 yard line.
End of Q1:
UMHB leads 7-0 at the end of quarter one. The Cru tallied 57 total yards of offense in the opening quarter, compared to Belhaven’s 51 yards.
Ryan Redding is nearly intercepted on throws on first and second down, before Belhaven tallies a sack, bringing up a 4th and 30 at the UMHB 8 yd line. Belhaven begins its third drive on the Belhaven 44 yd line.
Ryan Redding with great awareness in the pocket. He sees an opening and sprints 14 yards for the TD. UMHB leads 7-0 with 8:08 remaining after Anthony Avila’s PAT. The Cru marched 89 yards on 6 plays.
Belhaven moves the ball 24 yards on seven plays but a pass breakup from Jefferson Fritz on 3rd and 10 gives UMHB the ball. They begin the drive on their own 11 yd line. Ryan Redding starts the game at QB for the Cru and completes a 33-yard pass to Brenton Martin on UMHB’s first play from scrimmage. Kyle King did not start at QB due to turf toe.