CANTON, Ohio- Following UMHB’s national championship victory Friday night, head coach Pete Fredenburg was named D3football.com’s Coach of the Year. This marks the first time, since the honor was first awarded in 2005, that Fredenburg has been named Coach of the Year.
BELTON, Texas- UMHB head football coach Pete Fredenburg has no qualms about his team’s preparation. Not when the Stagg Bowl, D-III football’s national championship game, is set for Friday. Not when multiple players arrive at the team facility to review film before the sun has risen on a Monday morning, just over 24 hours after arriving home from its 24-7 semifinal win at Wisconsin-Whitewater.
BELTON, Texas- The last time the D-III football playoffs were contested, UMHB’s 2019 season was ended by Wisconsin-Whitewater in a quarterfinal matchup in Belton. Now, with Saturday’s 49-24 win over Linfield, the Crusaders earned an opportunity at redemption.
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.
BELTON, Texas- It has been three seasons since UMHB last battled Linfield on the gridiron. And yet, a rivalry still remains between the two programs, who are separated by 2,007 miles, and have established themselves as the D-III powerhouses in the west over the last decade.
BELTON, Texas- There is no doubt that in the playoffs, regardless of the margin of victory, achieving the win is the bottom line. As quarterback Kyle King said postgame on Saturday, “It’s just survive and advance at this point.”