WHITEWATER, Wis.- With just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the UMHB offense set up from the Wisconsin-Whitewater one-yard line. The UW-Whitewater faithful had been quiet for much of the fourth quarter, and it was easy to see why. The Crusaders of UMHB had backed up their ranking as the top team in the land, and were knocking on the door to a 10-point lead, already up 24-21 against the No. 6 team in the country.
BELTON- On the Sunday prior to top-ranked UMHB’s season-opener against No. 11 Muhlenberg, head coach Larry Harmon gathered his unity council, which consisted of some of the team’s most veteran leaders.
And he asked them a question. A simple question.
After capturing a 57-24 Stagg Bowl win over North Central on Dec. 17, the UMHB football team wrapped up its spectacular season, finishing with a 15-0 mark.
The season’s success was undoubtedly made possible by contributions from the entire roster, and a few in particular stood out as especially notable. A number of these players are in the running for True To The Cru’s Players of the Year awards, which are decided by votes from both the general public and the local media.
BELTON, Texas- It had been three weeks since Kyle King had thrown a touchdown pass. So he tossed six on Saturday.
The UMHB quarterback threw for 345 yards and broke the program’s single-game passing touchdown record as the Crusaders defeated Linfield 49-24 in the NCAA playoff quarterfinal matchup. It sets up a semifinal meeting between UMHB and Wisconsin-Whitewater on Dec. 11.
It is Wednesday, and now time to announce True To The Cru’s Players of the Week, presented by the Crusader Football Alumni Association.
There were multiple noteworthy offensive performances in UMHB football’s 52-7 victory over Southwestern on Saturday, and these three players in particular stood out, both on the stat sheet and in their overall hustle, drive, poise and confidence.