BELTON, Texas – The fifth-ranked Wesley College football team fell to No. 4 Mary Hardin-Baylor, 35-7 on Saturday night in the grand opening of Crusader Stadium. Wesley falls to 2-1 on the year while the Crusaders remain undefeated at 3-0.
Wesley trailed 21-0 at halftime with Mary Hardin-Baylor scoring just 77 seconds into the game on its opening drive with a 40-yard touchdown scamper by quarterback Zach Anderson. Anderson ran for another score in the first quarter and threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Hudson late in the second.
Anderson completed 16-of-24 passes for UMHB, throwing for 238 yards and a score, while also running for 61 yards and two touchdowns before being replaced by Brian Gallagher. Hudson also ran for 61 yards and two scores despite carrying the load 21 times.
Junior linebacker Sosthene Kapepula continued his stellar statistical play against the Crusaders for Wesley, picking off a pair of passes along with ten tackles. Jared Morris finished with a team-high 11 stops.
With the score, 35-0, in favor of UMHB, Rick Jackson ran a ball from three yards out with 5:26 left in the fourth to put Wesley on the board.
The Wolverines return to action on Saturday, September 28, when they travel to Birmingham-Southern for a 2 pm kickoff.