Football recap against ETBU

The Crusader football team bounced back from an upset loss last weekend and won against East Texas Baptist University Saturday afternoon in Marshall, Texas. UMHB goes to 7-1 in division play and has a 27-game winning streak in the ASC Conference.

The Cru took the lead in the first quarter with 3-0. Tailback Matt Hurst would stretch the lead to 10-0, running in for the touchdown.

Even though the Crusaders fumbled the ball seven times, four of which were lost and went to ETBU, the guys still came away with the win.

Junior linebacker Bryson Tucker had 18 carries, resulting in 138 yards and a touchdown. With those statistics, Tucker became one of six UMHB players to run for over 100 yards in a game. The starting quarterback for the game was Kyle Noack and went for 7-10 passes, throwing for 110 yards.

The Cru totaled 410 yards. Of those yards, 298 were from rushing alone. The defense of the team was dominating as well. The Crusaders only allowed 19 rushing yards by East Texas Baptist. To go one step further than that, ETBU could only total 140 offensive yards.

After having two games on the road, the Cru will return to Tiger Stadium for their final regular season game against the Howard Payne University yellowjackets. A win in that game will allow UMHB a share of the ASC title and will also guarantee a spot for the team in the ASC championship game.

Author: Stacy Fannin

Stacy Fannin is a junior mass communication/journalism major and is the sports editor for the newspaper. She is from Cedar Park, Texas, where she lives with her mom, little sister and adorable cat, Dusty. Stacy enjoys being with family and friends. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, Dr. Pepper, the Green Bay Packers, Texas and England. Stacy enjoys eating junk food, being around family and friends (and her cat), and talking on her phone named Jeffrey. She is a huge fan of Dr. Pepper, chocolate and of course, the Green Bay Packers!

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