No. 2 UMHB football prepares for No. 16 Trinity in first-round playoff matchup

BELTON, Texas- UMHB’s history against Trinity (TX) on the gridiron is extensive to say the least. 

The two programs, separated by just 138 miles, have met on nine occasions. The Tigers were the first team UMHB ever faced, as the two squared off in San Antonio to begin the Cru’s inaugural season in 1998. That contest ended in a 37-14 loss for the Crusaders, as did the next three meetings, the later two of which were contested in the playoffs. UMHB’s first playoff opponent in program history was Trinity in 2001. And the Crusaders’ first playoff win came in 2004 against…you guessed it, Trinity. 

No. 2 UMHB, Crusader defense readies itself for ASC’s top passing offense on Saturday

BELTON, Texas- Last week, UMHB’s defense rose to the occasion, shutting out Belhaven, the ASC’s top rushing attack. 

But the task does not get any easier this week, with Howard Payne coming to Belton. Though the challenge might be similar, facing a talented offense, the formations UMHB is preparing for are completely different. Unlike last week, when they prepared for the hard-nosed running game of Belhaven, the Crusaders are gearing up for the…

Fredenburg: UMHB is prepared for “incredible effort” from Belhaven

BELTON, Texas- Entering the 2021 season, it was thought by many that UMHB’s September portion of the schedule would feature its toughest two tests of the regular season in ETBU and Hardin-Simmons. And that partially proved to be the case, with the Cru narrowly defeating Hardin-Simmons behind a late touchdown and game-sealing interception. 

But the final two home games of the conference schedule are shaping up to be challenges in themselves for the Crusaders, who are 7-0 on the year. 

Linebackers receive passing grade, and Fredenburg’s confidence, after strong performance

BELTON, Texas- In his press conference prior to Saturday’s 49-3 victory over Texas Lutheran, UMHB head coach Pete Fredenburg brought up the linebackers unit on multiple occasions. Without senior captain Mikkah Hackett, there were questions about the Cru’s depth at the position. 

But those questions were put to rest in Saturday’s win, as UMHB’s three leading tacklers were all linebackers; Omari Frazier, Jacob Mueller, Akeem Jackson. Additionally, younger standouts such as Durand Hill stepped up, keeping the Bulldog offense at bay. 

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