BELTON, Texas- UMHB football (8-0) hosts Howard Payne (6-2) at noon in the regular season home finale. Follow along for live updates throughout the contest.
Game story coming shortly. Stay tuned.
At the end of the third quarter, the score remains 49-14, with UMHB in front. UMHB has possession on their own 49 yd line to begin the fourth quarter.
Huge stop by the Crusader defense.
End of half:
UMHB gets the third down stop, bringing up a 4th and 7 for HPU from the UMHB 43 yd line…UMHB called a timeout…25 seconds left until the half
4:00 in Q2:
A couple of notes on first-quarter stats…
Despite a slow offensive start, UMHB QB Ryan Redding was 10-for-12 passing for 156 yds and 1 TD…KJ Miller had 6 catches for the Cru for 88 yds, with an impressive 43 yards after catch…HPU QB Landon McKinney threw for 105 yds and 2 TDs, but was just 2-for-8 passing.
End of Q1:
The first quarter is over, took 44 minutes to play, and we have already seen 5 TDs. HPU took an early 14-0 lead, before UMHB countered with 21 unanswered points.
The Crusaders have found their rhythm defensively, and it has given the offense time to put together three straight scoring drives. Ryan Redding showing great awareness in the pocket at QB for the Cru.
That TD was made possible by a nice pass from Redding to KJ Miller, as he found Miller racing up the sideline. It put the ball down on the 5 yard line, before Thomas tallied the score.
HPU with a perfectly executed flea-flicker on the first play from scrimmage that results in a 70 yard TD from Landon McKinney to Jake Parker. HPU leads 7-0 with 14:47 left in Q1.