BELTON, TEXAS - The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will renew its rivalry with traditional national power Linfield College when the Cru plays host to the Wildcats for an NCAA Division III National Championships Second Round game this Saturday. The two teams will square off in a 12:00 PM kickoff at Crusader Stadium with a berth in the National Quarterfinals on the line.
UMHB improved to 11-0 overall and advanced to the Second Round of the postseason for the 13th consecutive year with a 50-28 victory over Redlands (CA) on Saturday. Linfield moved on and raised its season record to 9-1 with a 24-10 win at Hardin-Simmons University last Saturday. The Cru and Wildcats will be meeting for the second time this season, for the fifth time in the postseason and for the sixth time overall. Linfield holds a 4-1 edge over UMHB in the all-time series and has won each of the previous four postseason meetings. The Cru picked up its first win in the series with a victory over the Wildcats on September 17th at Crusader Stadium. The winner of the UMHB/Linfield game will advance to the National Quarterfinals to take on the winner of the Wheaton/North Central game.
Tickets will go on sale to previous season ticket holders on Tuesday, November 22nd, with the ticket windows open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, November 23rd. The ticket windows will be open from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM on Wednesday. Online ticket sales will be available to previous season ticket holders on Tuesday and will open up to the general public on Wednesday morning. If purchased in advance, reserved seats are $10, general admission tickets are $8 and student tickets are $4. The Crusader Stadium ticket windows will open at 10:00 AM on game day. Game day ticket prices are $12 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission and $4 for students.