Eric Morris and Incarnate Word Finally Played a Football Game
The University of the Incarnate Word football program has gone through a lot since the last time it played a game. On November 22, 2019, the team got hammered by Central Arkansas to finish 5-7 after a 5-2 start. Head coach Eric Morris, of Red Raider fame, had built some momentum even with the poor finish to the season.
Fast forward to 2020, the team is ready to start their fall season but the conference postpones their games to the spring. The Cardinals were going to play a game against Arkansas State in December but had COVID-19 issues and had to cancel that game. Then, when the spring season did finally come around, winter storm Uri pushed another Cardinals game.
Finally though, against 19th ranked McNeese State, the Cardinals got on the field this weekend and they did not disappoint. They cruised to their largest road victory under Morris, a 48-20 drubbing. True freshman quarterback Cameron Ward led the Cardinals with 306 passing yards and four touchdown passes, the most ever by a freshman Cardinal, and Kevin Brown rushed for 117 yards.
The Cardinals had a huge first half leading 31-3 at the break scoring four touchdowns in the first half including a 101-yard kickoff return from Ce'Cori Tolds. UIW also played great defense as well stuffing the Cowboys and holding them to two for nine on 3rd downs in the first half.
Morris and the Cardinals stay on the road this weekend going down to Beaumont, Texas to play the Lamar Cardinal.
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