Belton (October 11, 2012) -- The second-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will travel to Pineville, Louisiana to face 21st-ranked Louisiana College this Saturday. UMHB is 5-0 overall and has a 2-0 mark in American Southwest Conference play after posting a 49-31 victory over Texas Lutheran University last Saturday in Belton. Louisiana College is 4-1 overall and also has a 2-0 league mark after beating East Texas Baptist University 29-17 in Marshall last weekend.
The two teams were picked to finish first and second in the ASC in the league’s Preseason Coaches and Media Poll this season. The Cru beat Wesley College 32-25 in Delaware in the team’s previous top 25 match-up this season. LC’s only loss was a 25-22 defeat at the hands of those same Wolverines in Pineville.
UMHB won last year’s meeting 36-10 after falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter. The Cru leads the all-time series between the two teams 11-0 and intercepted a pass in the end zone on the game’s final play to preserve a 42-38 victory over the Wildcats in the last meeting in Pineville two years ago.
“They are a very talented team with a lot of good athletes on both sides of the ball,” Cru head coach Pete Fredenburg said. “They have our full attention and we know we will get their best shot. This will be a real test for our football team and we have to be ready to play for the full 60 minutes.”