BELTON — The top-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team welcomes Southwestern University to town for a 6 p.m. kickoff Saturday, marking the first time the two schools have met on the gridiron.
UMHB (3-0, 2-0) is fresh off a 50-7 waxing of Texas Lutheran last weekend, probably the Crusaders best performance so far this year. Using a two-quarterback system, T.J. Josey and Kyle Jones combined for three total touchdowns and threw for 271 yards.
“I think both of our quarterbacks did a good job and we will keep looking at ways we can get them involved,” head coach Pete Fredenburg said. “Offensively, we want to keep gaining consistency and take advantage of the opportunities the defense gives us.”
Fredenburg is gunning for a milestone victory, looking to become just the seventh active NCAA Division III Head Coach to reach 200 career victories. Fredenburg is 199-38 in his coaching career going into Saturday’s contest.
The Crusaders have won 18 consecutive games, dating back to a loss at Linfield College in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2015.
BU volleyball hosts struggling OU Saturday
Coming off its first loss in the past eight matches, Baylor volleyball should be eager to get back on the winning side against Oklahoma on Saturday.
The Bears (12-4 overall, 2-1 in Big 12) couldn’t keep pace with No. 5 Texas in Austin on Wednesday, losing in three sets. But they’ve maintained a recent level of success against the Sooners (3-12, 0-3), winning the past three matchups.
Oklahoma has lost its last seven matches, though three of those were to ranked opponents.
Game time is 2 p.m.
BU women finish
10th, men 19th at ND
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Amid a field of ranked teams, Baylor’s women’s cross country team finished 10th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday at Burke Golf Course.
The Baylor men lagged farther behind in their race, coming in 19th.
It marked the second straight top 10 finish at the meet for the BU women, who were fifth last year. The Lady Bears did finish ahead of 12th-ranked Notre Dame, the meet host.
Baylor produced two top-20 individual finishes from Lindsey Bradley (16:36.6 – 11th) and Anna West (16:47.2 – 17th).
In the men’s five-mile race in the blue division, the Bears came in 19th, led by Devin Meyrer in 36th with a time of 24:27.8. BU coach Jon Capron said the Bears had some injuries flare up during the race that hampered their finish.
Bears, OU end in draw
NORMAN, Okla. — The Baylor soccer team (7-2-2, 1-1-1) had a strong shot output, but couldn’t find the net, locking in a 0-0 scoreless draw after two overtime periods with the Oklahoma Sooners (2-8-2, 0-1-1) Friday evening at OU.
The Bears ended with a 20-5 advantage on shots, including nine shots on goal and a 6-0 advantage on shots taken in the two overtime period. OU’s McKinley Crone had a career night in goal, finishing with all nine of OU’s saves.
Freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt notched her fifth solo shutout of the season, improving to 5-2-1 on the year.
Wandt was only tested twice, coming up with both saves for the Bears.