(Photo Credit: Tammy Kelley)
(Photo Credit: Tammy Kelley)

BELTON, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will continue the longest home stand in school history with a return to non-conference play this Saturday.  The Cru will welcome Trinity University to Crusader Stadium for a 6:00 PM kickoff in the final non-conference game of the 2013 season.

UMHB is 4-0 overall and has a 1-0 mark in American Southwest Conference play following last Saturday’s 40-18 victory over Sul Ross State in the first conference game played in Crusader Stadium. The Cru enters this weekend ranked #2 in the country by the American Football Coaches Association and #3 in the nation by D3football.com. The Tigers are 3-1 on the year and are receiving votes in both the AFCA and D3football.com Top 25 Polls. UMHB may be coming into the game off a 22-point conference win, but the Cru will be looking to improve its performance in this week’s game.

“Last Saturday better be a wake-up call that we can’t take anybody for granted,” Cru Head Coach Pete Fredenburg said. “I expect our guys to respond to that and we need to continue to improve. I’m not sure we did that last week, now we need to move on and continue to develop as a team. We will correct some things and we need to find a way to get back to playing at that fever pitch we had two weeks ago against Wesley.”

The all-time series between the two teams is tied 4-4 with UMHB winning the last four meetings. The two teams will be playing in Belton for just the third time in series history. The Cru won last year’s meeting 49-28 in San Antonio in the first regular season meeting between UMHB and the Tigers since the 1999 season opener. The Cru has faced Trinity in the NCAA Division III National Championships five times. For more information on parking, traffic flow and game day events, please visit the following link:http://news.umhb.edu/article/game-day-instructions.

Saturday’s game will also be broadcast live on K101.7 FM and through the station’s web site with the pre-game show starting at 5:30 PM. UMHB will provide live video streaming and live statistics for the game with links to both available by clicking here: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/umhb.portal. Tickets are still available and the gates will open at 4:00 PM on Saturday.