SHENANDOAH, Texas The UMHB football team won the Division III National Championship over Mount Union 24-16.
It's the second championship for the Cru in 3 seasons, and the first to be won in the state of Texas.
In front of a largely UMHB partisan crowd, UMHB fell behind Mount Union 10-0 in the early going after missing a field goal on their first drive of the game.
The Cru responded late in the first quarter when Jase Hammack hit T.J. Josey for a 36 yard touchdown to make it 10-7.
UMHB scored again in the second when Markeith Miller ran it in from a couple of yards out to make it a 14-13 UMHB lead at the half.
The touchdown was Miller's 30th this season.
UMHB extended their lead in the second half. Hammack threw a second TD pass this one to K.J. Miller to put UMHB up 24-13 in the 4th.
The Cru defense held from there allowing just a field goal to Mount Union the rest of the way to earn a 24-16 win.
The national championship is the second in Cru program history.
The first came two years ago.