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Updates from the press box as No. 2 UMHB battles No. 19 Birmingham-Southern

BELTON, Texas- The second round of the D-III football playoffs are here, and on a rainy day in Belton, UMHB will host Birmingham-Southern, for the right to advance to the quarterfinals and face the winner of today’s contest by St. Johns and Linfield (You can track/watch that game here). Kickoff is set for noon at Crusader Stadium. Updates from Crusader Stadium to follow:

Haftime Notes:

BSC standout RB Robert Shufford was held to a mere 19 rush yards on 7 carries. Meanwhile, QB Trey Patterson carried the ball 11 times for 20 rush yards and was 4-of-11 passing for 67 yards in the first half. BSC WR Aidan Hood had 3 catches for 75 yards in the first half. Overall, the Panthers had 105 yards of total offense in the first half. Comparatively, UMHB tallied 187 yards of ottal offense, with QB Ryan Redding leading the Cru. Redding got the start, and was 5-of-12 passing for 58 yards and two scores in the first half, along with a team-best 51 rush yards. WR KJ Miller had two catches, both touchdowns, for 27 yards.

Before kickoff:

READ: Jefferson Fritz embracing multiples roles for UMHB football in midst of playoff run

READ: Playoff Preview: No.19 Birmingham at No. 2 UMHB

READ: From 1-9 to 9-1 within five seasons, Birmingham-Southern preparing for UMHB

READ: UMHB football enters second round with expectations of improvement

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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