Here in the press box as No. 3 UMHB prepares to host No. 13 Bethel in an NCAA quarterfinal matchup in Belton. Updates to follow. The winner faces the winner of the quarterfinal between North Central and Ithaca.
BELTON- After a road trip to San Antonio in the second round, UMHB has earned yet another home game. And at perhaps the most opportune time.
Coming to Belton on Saturday is Bethel, a team ranked No. 13 in the nation, riding a wave of momentum after back-to-back playoff road wins, including a 30-13 result at Linfield last Saturday. It is easily the toughest opponent UMHB has faced at Crusader Stadium this season.
BELTON- The UMHB football team will be playing on its home turf for a seventh time in 2022.
The Crusaders’ 24-17 win over Trinity in San Antonio, combined with Bethel’s 30-13 victory at Linfield, gave UMHB an early Christmas present, hosting a quarterfinal matchup for the fifth straight season. UMHB is 4-1 in those third-round duels, and 9-5 all-time in the quarterfinal round.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas- The UMHB defense answered the call on Saturday afternoon.
Backed up into its own territory, with Trinity having converted on consecutive third-downs, and approaching its 20th minute on the field in the second half, the Crusader defense had a lead to protect.
Here in San Antonio where No. 3 UMHB is facing No. 6 Trinity (TX) in the second round of the D-III playoffs. Should be a good one. Updates to follow as UMHB goes on the road in the second round for the first time since 2009.