Sunday, November 6, 2011
Ending the Streak...
It's hard to call a game a rivalry, when it is so lopsided that one team has a 23-game losing streak that dates back almost 50 years. That is how long Hardin-Simmons has been dominating it's cross-town rival McMurry. And most of those year the score has been pretty dominating on HSU's part. This year, though, McMurry has a really good team and HSU is down a little. It was also McMurry's last chance to get a win, since it was probably the last time these two teams would play with McMurry moving up to play in NCAA Division II next year.
The game wasn't all that exciting, McMurry didn't air it out quite like they had been doing all year with HSU's biggest team strength being pass defense. So, they stuck with a fairly conservative running and short passing game moving the ball down the field pretty slowly but effectively and often. HSU was running the ball well, but could never really get ahead or ended up with an untimely turnover when they didn't need it. Personally, I'd have preferred a little more offense, just makes for better pix, but I did manage to get a few that I was happy with. And given how long the streak was, it made for a couple nice celebrations photos after the game was over too.