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.

In rivalry built from respect, UMHB and Hardin-Simmons set to meet for 29th time

BELTON, Texas- It is a regular season game unlike any other for the UMHB football team. Every year, it is a contest circled on the schedule. One that is a source of pride for the fanbase that wins, and draws out supporters in the thousands. After all, it is hard to find another rivalry game where the winner has gone on to win at least a share of the conference title in every year since 1998.

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