Homecoming weekend is one of the most lively and celebrated weekends on the Hardin-Simmons University campus. After such a unique homecoming celebrated in the cold last year, students, faculty, staff and alumni were excited and more than ready to have the festivities back to near normal.
With a plethora of events including a Friday night festival, pep rally, late night breakfast and the All-School SING, there was a lot of celebrating this weekend. On top of that, the HSU Cowboy Football Team had a lot to celebrate as well.
HSU played Southwestern University this weekend and ended up with a 69-7 win. This was the highest scoring game HSU has played this year. It was also one of the most lopsided wins of the year alongside the Wayland Baptist game which ended up 49-0.
Within the first quarter, HSU scored three touchdowns, and they kept on scoring throughout the whole game. To be able to get back into the playoffs the Cowboys needed this impressive win. The impressive scoring shows just how much the Cowboys are willing to fight for a position in the playoffs..
This game was also special because a bronze statue honoring former Head Football Coach Jimmie Keeling was unveiled during halftime. Coach Keeling served from 1990-2010 and was a key figure in the effort to return football to HSU in 1990. Coach Keeling has also received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Hardin-Simmons to recognize him for his outstanding work and devotion to the University.
Other than the unseasonable October heat, the crowd was happy to cheer on the Cowboys during this incredible game.