Red’s Texas College Football Game of the Week features a rematch between 9-1 Mary Hardin-Baylor and 9-1 Hardin Simmons – this time in a win or go home NCAA Division III playoff game at Shelton Stadium in Abilene. Loyal readers will perhaps remember Red picking the HSU Cowboys to prevail in the regular season game in late October. Red called that one correctly as the Cowboys eked out a 29-26 win over the UMHB Crusaders with both teams not coming close to their season scoring averages.
A week later, however, HSU posted their only loss of the season at East Texas Baptist going down in a close 26-21 contest with their lowest scoring output by far all season. They rebounded to crush Louisiana College 82-21 last week. Meanwhile, UHMB responded to their only loss by butt-whipping Howard Payne and East Texas Baptist – notching 67 points in each victory.
It is always hard to beat a team twice in one season, but Red calls it for the Cowboys once again in a close one. HSU 45 UHMB 41.