Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders

Overall record: 13-1 - Conference: 6-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/7 at Redlands W, 31-13 BX RC P P
9/14 at Kean W, 34-7 BX RC
9/21 vs. Wesley W, 35-7 BX P
9/28 vs. Sul Ross State * • W, 40-18 BX P
10/5 vs. Trinity (Texas) W, 49-7 BX
10/19 vs. Louisiana College * • W, 45-34 BX RC P
10/26 at Hardin-Simmons * • W, 63-7 BX P
11/2 vs. Howard Payne * • W, 80-0 BX RC P
11/9 vs. East Texas Baptist * • W, 65-10 BX RC P
11/16 at Mississippi College * • W, 56-30 BX
11/23 vs. Redlands W, 35-7 BX RC RC P P
11/30 vs. Rowan W, 59-8 BX RC P
12/7 vs. St. John Fisher W, 45-23 BX RC P
12/14 vs. UW-Whitewater L, 16-15 BX RC RC P
Overall record: 13-1 - Conference: 6-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/28 vs. Sul Ross State * • W, 40-18 BX P
10/19 vs. Louisiana College * • W, 45-34 BX RC P
10/26 at Hardin-Simmons * • W, 63-7 BX P
11/2 vs. Howard Payne * • W, 80-0 BX RC P
11/9 vs. East Texas Baptist * • W, 65-10 BX RC P
11/16 at Mississippi College * • W, 56-30 BX

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 ASC)
2015 (11-2, 4-1 ASC)
2014 (11-1, 5-0 ASC)
2013 (13-1, 6-0 ASC)
2012 (13-1, 7-0 ASC)
2011 (12-1, 8-0 ASC)
2010 (12-1, 8-0 ASC)
2009 (10-2, 7-1 ASC)
2008 (12-2, 8-0 ASC)
2007 (12-2, 8-0 ASC)
2006 (10-3, 8-0 ASC)
2005 (9-2, 7-1 ASC)
2004 (13-2, 8-1 ASC)
2003 (9-1, 8-1 ASC)
2002 (10-1, 9-0 ASC)
2001 (8-2, 7-1 ASC)
2000 (9-1, 8-1 ASC)
1999 (4-6, 3-4 ASC)

Team Quick Facts

Mary Hardin-Baylor


Coach: Pete Fredenburg (Southwest Texas State)
Conference: ASC
Enrollment: 2834
Location: Belton, TX
Colors: Purple, Gold, White
Stadium: Crusader Stadium (8766)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 15, 2016
Top 25: N.Central rings bell; UMHB cruises; Warhawks battle
The Little Brass Bell took a short drive to the south, Blake Jackson had a big day for the Cru,...
October 15, 2016
UMHB dominates second half to cruise past ETBU 59-22
Cru scores 35 second-half points in win
October 11, 2016
TLU's first win is a historic one
The Bulldogs' first win of the season has sent coach Danny Padron into the school record books.
October 8, 2016
UMHB rolls over Howard Payne 59-10
Cru dominates first half to move to 5-0
October 1, 2016
UMHB rolls over McMurry 66-3 in ASC opener
Cru blows game open with 42 second-half points
September 20, 2016
Trinity roaring toward the national stage
As a player on the 2002 Stagg Bowl team, current Trinity coach Jerheme Urban knows what life is like...
September 17, 2016
UMHB rolls past Linfield on a wild night in Texas
No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor had a four-point lead at halftime, then scored in all sorts of ways in the...
September 10, 2016
UMHB holds off Texas Lutheran
Cru starts and finishes strong to overcome mid-game lull in 56-21 victory
August 31, 2016
10 games to watch for 2016
Columnist Brian Lester has seen a lot of the nation suit up and battle it out on the gridiron, and...
July 19, 2016
How we rank them: The preseason poll
Win a few Stagg Bowls, and your preseason prognostications can withstand the loss of 15 of your 22...
January 13, 2016
UMHB names Stephen Lee offensive coordinator
Lee most recently directed high-powered attack at Division II West Texas A&M
December 9, 2015
UMHB offensive coordinator Cody Fredenburg resigns to pursue opportunities outside of coaching
Fredenburg spent a total of nine years with Cru football as a player and coach but move will allow...
November 30, 2015
A crusade of vengeance
The Crusaders already avenged one defeat this postseason. Now, they are in position to end Linfield'...
November 28, 2015
UMHB football tops Huntingdon College 43-23 in NCAA Second Round Game
Cru advances to NCAA Quarterfinals for ninth time in last 12 seasons
November 21, 2015
UMHB wins rematch, Cortland to make trip west
Mary Hardin-Baylor shut down the Hardin-Simmons passing game, Huntingdon got its first playoff win,...
November 21, 2015
UMHB tops Hardin-Simmons 37-19 in NCAA First Round
Cru wins fourth straight playoff game over the Cowboys to advance to Second Round for 12th straight...
November 14, 2015
UMHB routs ETBU 67-20 to clinch share of ASC Championship
Cru wins 46th consecutive regular season home game and puts up 60 consecutive points to break open...
November 7, 2015
UMHB football rolls past Howard Payne 67-14
Cru dominates second half to keep playoff hopes alive
October 29, 2015
Clash of the Texas titans
It’s the first time since 2004 that Mary Hardin-Baylor and Hardin-Simmons have met so late in...
October 24, 2015
Top 25: UWO in control; Mount hits 100
UW-Oshkosh secured its grip on first place in the WIAC, while Mount Union won its 100th regular...
October 24, 2015
UMHB tops Texas Lutheran 48-20
Cru dominates special teams and stifles TLU running game as UMHB wins 60th consecutive regular...
October 17, 2015
UMHB rolls over Louisiana College 54-6
Isom sets ASC sack record in victory
October 13, 2015
Teidrick Smith: One of the front four
Mary Hardin-Baylor defensive end Teidrick Smith burst into the national spotlight with a big...
October 10, 2015
UMHB rolls past Sul Ross State 62-20
Walker and Anderson have record days in passing game as Cru wins 59th consecutive regular season...
October 3, 2015
UMHB rolls over Belhaven 59-13
Cru sets NCAA Division III single-game record with 15 sacks and forces six first-half turnovers
September 19, 2015
UMHB football routs Wisconsin-La Crosse 43-10
Cru controls final three quarters for 57th consecutive victory
September 12, 2015
#4 UMHB cruises past Millsaps 65-12
Cru wins 56th consecutive regular season game
September 9, 2015
Ten D-III players make active NFL rosters
Ali Marpet was the star of Division III on draft day, but he's not the only rookie who made an...
September 5, 2015
Mary Hardin-Baylor routs Ohio Wesleyan in season opener
Cru erupts for 22 fourth-quarter points and defense smothers Battling Bishops' offense in 55th...
June 16, 2015
UMHB adds Luke Howard to coaching staff
Howard returns to Cru coaching staff after one season in the high school ranks
June 4, 2015
UMHB's Pete Fredenburg nominated for Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Cru head coach is 170-36 in 17 years as only head coach in program history
December 11, 2014
UMHB alum Jerrell Freeman selected to American Southwest Conference Hall of Honor
Indianapolis Colts standout becomes second Cru player honored with induction to ASC Hall of Honor
November 29, 2014
Mary Hardin-Baylor falls to Linfield in NCAA Second Round Game
Cru fails to advance to Quarterfinals for first time since 2009 and drops to 0-3 all-time against...
November 25, 2014
Cru weathers first-round adversity
Mary Hardin-Baylor talked about overcoming adversity leading up to its first-round playoff game...
November 23, 2014
UMHB holds off Texas Lutheran in completion of game
The Cru only ran 35 offensive plays and had the ball for less than 12 minutes, but it was enough to...
November 15, 2014
UMHB hammers East Texas Baptist 83-19
Cru caps fifth consecutive undefeated regular season and captures outright ASC Championship with...
November 8, 2014
UMHB hammers Howard Payne to clinch postseason berth
Cru sets new scoring record and claims at least a share of the ASC championship with 84-13 victory
November 1, 2014
Linfield falls; Whitewater, UMHB survive
Dylan Jones ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns to lift Willamette past its archrival, No. 5...
November 1, 2014
UMHB football holds off Hardin-Simmons 41-28
Cru takes over sole possession of first place in ASC with victory
October 30, 2014
Big win is sign of unorthodox Cru
As Mary Hardin-Baylor has grown in status over recent years, it has been with more and more passing....
October 25, 2014
Another set of big numbers
Top 10 teams put up 72, 74, 75, 71 and 70 points on Saturday in Week 8, including Mary Hardin-Baylor...
October 25, 2014
UMHB football rolls over Texas Lutheran 72-16
Cru wins 51st consecutive regular season game
October 18, 2014
UMHB beats Louisiana College 45-24 for 50th consecutive regular season victory
Cru stretches ASC winning streak to 34 games in a row
October 11, 2014
UMHB football rolls past Sul Ross State
Cru overcomes slow start to post 33rd consecutive ASC victory
October 3, 2014
UMHB a high-level program, with expectations to match
"It’s not normal to see an L on our record. So we’re accustomed to winning and...
September 27, 2014
UMHB rolls over Kean 73-7
Cru explodes in second quarter to take control of the game
September 13, 2014
UMHB shuts out Redlands 36-0 in 2014 home opener
Cru defense gives up just five yards rushing and 155 yards of total offense in 16th shutout in...
September 6, 2014
UMHB football tops Millsaps in season opener
Cru wins 45th consecutive regular season game by scoring in every phase of the game
September 1, 2014
2014 NFL season opens with nine D-III alumni on rosters
Derek Carrier and Jordan Gay are the new names in the league, which is a good reminder that the...
January 7, 2014
UMHB's Pete Fredenburg adds American Football Monthly Coach of the Year honors
Cru head coach earns second National Coach of the Year honor in as many days
January 6, 2014
UMHB's Pete Fredenburg named Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
Cru head coach takes Liberty Mutual Division III honors for first time in 16-year history of the...
December 14, 2013
UMHB edged by Wisconsin-Whitewater 16-15 in Semifinals
Cru comeback falls just short in fourth quarter
December 11, 2013
UMHB QB situation goes from 404 to A-OK
Replacing LiDarral Bailey hasn't been easy for UMHB. The quarterback situation seemed a little lost...
December 7, 2013
Three No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 advance to semis
Wesley gave Mount Union all it could handle, while UW-Whitewater rallied past Linfield, UMHB put St....
December 7, 2013
UMHB tops St. John Fisher in Quarterfinals
Cru sets up fifth all-time meeting with Wisconsin-Whitewater in next week's National Semifinals
December 3, 2013
UMHB's Holt and Hudson named to Academic All-America Team
Both players earn First Team honors
November 30, 2013
Wrapup: Linfield rallies, Bethel survives, Fisher rolls
Linfield scored the final 28 points to rally from a 21-3 deficit, while Bethel lost its starting...
November 30, 2013
UMHB cruises past Rowan 59-8
Cru defense gives up just 209 yards of total offense and forces three turnovers
November 26, 2013
Pooch punt goes awry
Generally a pooch punt is a good way to pin a team deep. Problem is when the punt is fielded. And...
November 23, 2013
Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out
The first round of playoffs had a couple of thrillers, with Ithaca, Franklin and Wesley rallying, as...
November 23, 2013
UMHB tops Redlands 35-7 to advance to NCAA Second Round
Cru moves to Second Round for tenth straight year
November 9, 2013
UMHB tops ETBU 65-10 to clinch postseason berth
Cru also clinches at least a share of ASC title with win
November 2, 2013
UMHB rolls over Howard Payne
October 19, 2013
UMHB tops Louisiana College 45-34
Cru wins 40th straight regular season game and 28th straight conference contest
September 24, 2013
Poll positions: How the voters reacted
A kick going wide left produced a wide variety of reactions, but when Wesley got taken down a peg,...
September 22, 2013
Snap judgments: Week 3
The Tommie-Johnnie rivalry is back, UMHB's defensive line is pretty darn good, the MIAA has a better...
September 21, 2013
Top 25 wrap: Johnnies take down UST
St. Thomas turned it over five times in loss to archrivals, while UWW made Buffalo State pay for a...
September 19, 2013
History lesson: Wesley vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor
Now that longtime rivals Wabash and DePauw are both in the North Coast, and Mount Union and...
September 18, 2013
Poll positions: There's some movement coming
The top of the poll didn't change much last week but Saturday's games could have a significant...
September 14, 2013
Top 25 wrapup: Wesley, UMHB survive
UMHB struggled early and Wesley exploded late as the teams won Saturday to set up next week's...
July 26, 2013
UMHB set to open D-III football palace
Last February, Mary Hardin-Baylor broke ground on a stadium that promises to be the jewel of...
June 17, 2013
UMHB's Javicz Jones named ASC Male Athlete of the Year
Becomes school's 8th ASC Athlete of the Year
May 3, 2013
Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been...
April 29, 2013
UMHB's Javicz Jones invited to Houston Texans rookie minicamp
Will have tryout for hometown team
April 26, 2013
Collins leads class of D-III pro hopefuls
Jasper Collins has the potential to be drafted into the NFL, continuing the streak of Mount Union...
December 8, 2012
Mount Union books return trip to Salem
The Purple Raiders had to rally, scoring 34 points in the fourth quarter and taking the lead with...
December 8, 2012
UMHB falls to Mount Union in National Semifinals
Cru cannot overcome Raiders big fourth quarter
December 6, 2012
Semifinal QBs a fearsome foursome
Two are seniors, two are sophomores. None has ever started a national semifinal, and all bring a...
December 1, 2012
Oshkosh breaks up a pack of purple
UW-Oshkosh continues its first-ever playoff run, moving to the semis with a comeback win in OT at...
December 1, 2012
UMHB beats Wesley 32-20 to advance to National Semifinals
Cru will face Mount Union in rematch of 2004 Semifinal
November 28, 2012
South's beasts meet again
After six meetings in seven postseasons and a regular-season meeting to boot, it seems there's...
November 24, 2012
UMHB tops Franklin 63-17 in NCAA Second Round Game
Cru victory sets up Quarterfinal rematch with Wesley
November 17, 2012
UMHB rolls past Louisiana College in NCAA First Round Game
Cru advances to Second Round for ninth straight year
November 10, 2012
UMHB wraps up outright ASC title with 59-0 victory over Mississippi College
Cru wins 34th consecutive regular season game and 26th straight league contest
November 3, 2012
UMHB beats ETBU 54-20 and clinches postseason berth
Jones breaks ASC career tackles record and set two more UMHB records
October 27, 2012
UMHB football hammers Howard Payne 68-6
Cru roars out to 40-0 first half lead
October 20, 2012
UMHB holds off Hardin-Simmons 45-32
Cru scores final 14 points of game to erase fourth-quarter deficit
October 16, 2012
Cru alum Freeman makes a big leap
It took a few years and a few instances of heartbreak, but former UMHB linebacker Jerrell Freeman...
October 13, 2012
Top 25 battles fizzle, but three others lose
None of the games between Top 25 teams was close, but in addition to those, Birmingham-Southern, St....
October 13, 2012
UMHB rolls over Louisiana College 30-3
Cru dominates second half on way to victory
October 6, 2012
UMHB football beats Texas Lutheran 49-31
Cru dominates first three quarters
September 29, 2012
#2 UMHB hammers Sul Ross State 76-28
Bailey sets school single-game passing marks in victory
September 22, 2012
UMHB football rolls over Trinity
Cru dominates first half then eases to win
September 15, 2012
Buff State knocks off three-time champs
Buffalo State's 1-minute drill got the win for the Bengals, while the Cru took their show on the...
September 15, 2012
#4 UMHB knocks off #3 Wesley College
Cru beats Wolverines for first time since 2008
September 9, 2012
Three D-III grads score Sunday TDs
Two Mount Union receivers scored on big plays on Sunday afternoon, but it was a 4-yard TD from a...
September 8, 2012
UMHB rolls over Kean University 34-7
Cru new-look offense scores on first three possessions
May 15, 2012
UMHB alum Bryson Tucker signs with Calgary Stampeders
Tucker will play running back for CFL team
May 13, 2012
Blanchard joins Bears after tryout
A bunch of Division III players were brought to rookie minicamps as undrafted free agents. UW-Whitew...
February 16, 2012
Texas Lutheran leaving ASC
The Bulldogs will head to the slimmed-down SCAC in time for the 2013 football season, which will...
February 5, 2012
Breaking ground
At the same time Friday afternoon, Mary Hardin-Baylor and McDaniel each turned a shovel on significa...
February 3, 2012
UMHB breaks ground on football stadium and student union building
Project slated for 2013 completion
January 19, 2012
UMHB adds Cody Fredenburg to coaching staff
Former Cru quarterback will work with receivers and quarterbacks
January 18, 2012
Freeman signs with Colts
The 2007 Defensive Player of the Year, former UMHB linebacker Jerrell Freeman gets...
January 18, 2012
UMHB promotes Shinn to offensive coordinator
Long-time assistant replaces Matt Robinson as coordinator
December 3, 2011
UMHB Football edged by Wesley in National Quarterfinals
Cru second-half comeback falls short
December 1, 2011
Running wild
Shane McSweeny and LiDarral Bailey both can pull it down and run from the quarterback position,...
November 26, 2011
UMHB Football tops McMurry 49-20 in NCAA Second Round
Cru breaks open tight game with 21-point fourth quarter to advance to quarterfinals
November 22, 2011
The ASC rematch
The first meeting was interrupted by lightning and the game, and McMurry's season, was never quite...
November 19, 2011
UMHB Football tops Redlands 34-13 in NCAA's
UMHB dominates first half to advance to second round for eighth consecutive season
November 17, 2011
Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments
It's our annual Around the Nation predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint...
November 12, 2011
UMHB rolls Texas Lutheran 56-17 to win outright ASC title
Cru posts second consecutive 10-0 regular season behind Moore's monster day
November 5, 2011
UMHB Football rolls over Sul Ross State 77-13
Cru clinches at least share of ASC title and claims NCAA Division III Championships berth
October 29, 2011
UMHB Football Crushes Howard Payne 57-6
Cru leads by three touchdowns after running two offensive plays
October 27, 2011
Here's our regional rankings
The NCAA cut back on the number of regional rankings for Division III football this season. So we...
October 22, 2011
UMHB Football rolls past ETBU 54-30
Cru dominates second-half to erase early deficit and fend off Tiger upset bid
October 15, 2011
UMHB football rolls over Southern Oregon
Cru takes control of the game with a 28-point second quarter
March 30, 2011
UMHB looks to move on campus
Mary Hardin-Baylor announced that the premier firm in sports architecture, Populous, has been hired...
March 27, 2011
UMHB hires renowned sports architect for football stadium design
Belton, Texas--The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced today that the premier firm in sports...
December 2, 2010
Wesley, UMHB meet again
After a year off, the two South Region powerhouses meet for the rubber match of the five-game...
November 23, 2010
Gagliardi Trophy ballot down to 10
Twenty-six players were nominated and 10 were chosen for the final ballot. Once again, fans will...
November 16, 2010
Just a small-town boy
Four of the quarterbacks in the Division III playoffs come from little towns, where the population...
October 21, 2010
ASC all about offense
If you’ve been following the America Southwest Conference scoreboard this season you may have...
September 25, 2010
Coe, UMHB, North Central beat ranked foes
Coe rallied at home, while North Central pulled away and Mount Union and Ohio Northern cruised. More...
September 25, 2010
Cru football rolls over Hardin-Simmons 42-28
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program answered plenty of questions with a 42-28...
September 24, 2010
Triple Take
There's a bunch of big games here in Week 4. How do our panel of experts think they'll go? Predictio...
August 2, 2010
UMHB is ASC's pick to win
Mary Hardin-Baylor has been predicted to win its fifth straight American Southwest Conference title...
October 11, 2007
Everything's bigger, including Homecoming
They say everything’s bigger in Texas. And while the cliché greets visitors on T-shirts...
November 2, 2006
Texas hospitable ... to defense
The recognizable names from the past two Stagg Bowl runners-up were all offensive players. After...
September 14, 2006
Inside a cross-country showdown
Christopher Newport, looking at going 0-2 against a challenging early schedule it was thrilled to...
February 4, 2006
Adding football: Why and how
Football dreams abound. Seventeen schools currently in Division III have added the sport in the past...
December 18, 2004
Linfield win opens the door
When Linfield's Kelley Bertrand wrapped up Mary Hardin-Baylor's Josh Welch in the backfield with 16...
December 17, 2004
From the man who's seen them both
In the case of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, hard data such as a common opponent is nearly unheard of....
December 15, 2004
Tracking down the deep ball
The reason that the football usually ends up in P.J. Williams' hands once it’s in the air has...
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