K.J. Miller runs away from the Albright defense for a 62-yard touchdown. Photo: UMHB

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team dominated the first half and the Cru rolled to a 91-7 victory over Albright College in the season opener Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania.

UMHB is 1-0 to start the season. The Lions drop to 0-2 on the year.

UMHB rolled up 659 yards of total offense with 293 coming on the ground and 366 through the air. The Lions were held to 59 passing yards and 140 yards of total offense. The Cru defense also forced five turnovers and recorded five sacks.

Senior running back Markeith Miller ran for 97 yards and set a UMHB single-game record with the six rushing TD’s. Junior quarterback Jace Hammack completed 7 of 12 passing attempts for 270 yards and two scores and junior quarterback Luke Poorman was 5 of 7 for 96 yards through the air. Sims finished with three catches for 76 yards for the Cru. Freshman linebacker Jacob Zuber led the UMHB defense with eight tackles in his first collegiate game and sophomore defensive back Jefferson Fritz had two of the team’s four interceptions in the contest.

UMHB set a new school single-game record with the 91 points and the 84-point margin of victory ties the school record. The Cru was coached by acting Head Coach Larry Harmon with Head Coach Pete Fredenburg serving the opening game of a school-mandated three-game suspension. UMHB will return to action with the start of American Southwest Conference play next Saturday. The Cru will travel to Alpine to take on Sul Ross State (0-1) in a 6 pm kickoff at Jackson Field.