UMHB Football withstands test against Hardin-Simmons, scores 27 unanswered to earn 34-28 win

BELTON, Texas- The last time UMHB and Hardin-Simmons faced off at Crusader Stadium, it took a late field goal from Anthony Avila to win the game for the Cru. On Saturday night, the No. 2 Crusaders needed another heroic feat just as badly.

And they found their hero with less than 30 seconds to play, as defensive back Jayden Smith made the play of the game, intercepting a pass at the UMHB two-yard line to end Hardin-Simmons’ final drive and hand the Crusaders an improbable 34-28 victory.

A look back on the UMHB vs. Hardin-Simmons rivalry through the eyes of former Cru football players

BELTON, Texas- The rivalry between UMHB and Hardin-Simmons on the gridiron runs deep. It is something that perspective recruits hear about upon arrival to campus, and something they remember long after their careers are over. Over 28 previous meetings, numerous memorable moments have unfolded, the result of increased focus and dedication in the days leading up to the contest.

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