Ward accounts for 7 TDs, Incarnate Word beats SE Louisiana
The UIW Cardinals take the field for their road game against Lamar on March 6, 2021. SAN ANTONIO – Cameron Ward set a program record with six touchdown passes and he ran for another score as Incarnate Word beat Southeastern Louisiana 56-45 on Saturday. Ward was 26-of-47 passing for 407 yards, and his six scoring throws surpassed Jon Copeland's five against Texas Southern on September 14, 2019. Ward also carried the ball seven times for 38 yards and scored on a 1-yard run. AdCole Kelley threw three touchdown passes and was 38 of 60 for 431 yards passing for Southeastern Louisiana (2-2, 2-2).
UIW postpones fall sports, hopes to compete in spring
The Southland Conference joined that growing list of conferences choosing to postpone only an hour before UIWs official announcement. "This has continued to be paramount in our athletics department decision-making and conversations with fellow Southland Conference members. In March, it was the first Southland Conference school to close its residence halls. Additionally, UIW Athletics provided an opportunity for student-athletes to opt-out of returning this fall, without penalty, before the NCAA mandated it. The Southland Conference presidents approved postponing all fall conference sports competition in football, volleyball, women's soccer and cross country, with the intent to explore a conference-game schedule in the spring semester.
UIW football eager for return to practice, start of 2020 season
SAN ANTONIO Months removed from their last practice together, the head coach Eric Morris and the UIW football team are raring to return to the practice field this fall and begin preparing for the 2020 season. The Cardinals are still currently scheduled to open the season against Northwestern State in Louisiana on September 3. MORE COLLEGE SPORTS COVERAGE
No. 25 UIW rolls over Lamar 35-17
25 UIW improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in Southland Conference action with a 35-17 victory over Lamar University Saturday at Benson Stadium. The UIW offense had no problem against the conference's most stringent passing defense, putting up 150 more yards than Lamar had allowed on average per contest. Copeland threw touchdowns to four different receivers and attributed his success to both his receivers and the offensive line. Lamar halved the lead in the third quarter after a 10-yard run from Myles Wanza but UIW was able to respond on the ensuing drive. The UIW defense also added two interceptions, bringing their season total to 15 -- tops in the FCS.
Signing Day conversation with Incarnate Word head coach Eric Morris
SAN ANTONIO – The Incarnate Word Cardinals were one of college football's biggest turnarounds last season, going from a moribund 1-10 record in 2017 to a 6-5 ledger, Southland Conference championship and FCS playoff bid in 2018. The program's transformation starts with head coach Eric Morris, who in just one year has completely transformed the narrative surrounding the team. The new attitude has carried over to recruiting, with the Cardinals inking 29 recruits this cycle. KSAT 12's Jake Kobersky caught up with Morris to talk about the new class and momentum surrounding the program.