Games against Texas Lutheran, Howard Payne, Austin College, announced for UMHB football

Above photo by Russell Marwitz/True To The Cru/russellmarwitz.com

BELTON- The 2022 UMHB football schedule is beginning to come into view. 

On Tuesday, True To The Cru learned of two game dates and times that have been announced, both of which are in conference play. 

On Oct. 15, UMHB will travel to Seguin, Texas, facing Texas Lutheran at 1 p.m. CT. The Bulldogs were 3-7 a year ago, defeating Austin College, McMurry and ETBU in ASC play. In an Oct. 16 meeting in Belton, the Crusader defense held TLU scoreless for the first three quarters en route to a 49-3 victory

A Nov. 5 showdown at Howard Payne is also set for 1 p.m. CT, and will be played at Brownwood’s Gordon Wood Stadium. A program that gained traction in the ASC last season and finished fourth in the conference play, the Yellow Jackets will have a tough end-of-the-year stretch, facing Hardin-Simmons on the road a week prior to the duel with UMHB. In a matchup last season with the Cru in Belton on Nov. 6, HPU scored the first 14 points before UMHB countered with 59 unanswered points, winning 59-14 as UMHB’s Ryan Redding threw for 307 yards on 21-of-28 passing attempts. 

Prior to the contest at TLU, UMHB will host Austin College in a 2 p.m. CT matchup in Belton on Oct. 1. The Crusaders defeated the ‘Roos 56-0 on the road last season, tallying 480 yards of total offense. AC posted a 1-8 record during the 2021 season.

The week after the road contest at TLU, the Crusaders will host Sul Ross State on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m., with the Lobos coming off a 2-7 mark in 2021. Last year’s meeting saw UMHB win a one-sided duel, 72-14, in Alpine. Interim head coach Barry Derickson is currently leading the program after John Pearce announced his resignation in November.

Additionally, Belhaven has released its 2022 schedule, but the Blazers are no longer a member of the ASC, having moved to the USA South Conference beginning this fall. UMHB was 8-2 against Belhaven as a D-III program. 

UMHB’s non-conference games have not yet been announced. According to the 2022 Open Dates page provided by D3football.com, UMHB still has open dates in weeks two and nine. 

This article will be updated if further information becomes available.

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