ABILENE – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor used a dominating defense to roll to a 63-7 win over Hardin-Simmons in Abilene on Saturday afternoon.
The Cru defense held the Cowboys to just 180 yards of total offense, with 20 of those coming on the ground and added three interceptions. Freshman linebacker Baylor Mullins led the UMHB defense with nine tackles and an interception return for a score and freshman defensive end Teidrick Smith added two sacks and an interception.
Senior running back Elijah Hudson rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries as UMHB had 294 yards on the ground. Sophomore wide receiver Chris Wimby finished with 142 yards on six punt returns and sophomore wide receiver Hunter Schmidt had two catches for 33 yards for the Cru.
Hardin-Simmons’ only score was a 39-yard scoring pass to Bryce Johnson from Josh Christian with 4:11 before halftime. Christian threw for 147 yards on 15 for 37 passing and was picked off three times. Tevin Mitchell entered the game as the leading rusher in the ASC but was held to just 38 yards on 23 carries. Jessie Ramos caught five passes for 32 yards for the Cowboys.
UMHB improves to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the win. The loss drops the Cowboys to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in ASC play. The Cru has won 41 consecutive regular season games and 29 straight ASC contests. The team has also won 12 in a row against Hardin-Simmons. UMHB will now return home to host Howard Payne University in a 1:00 PM kickoff at Crusader Stadium next Saturday.