The Chattanooga Mocs are back in the FCS top 25 for the first time since the opening week of the season. UTC checks in this week at No. 23 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 25 in The Sports Network Top 25.
Coming off a 35-28 win at Appalachian State, the Mocs first victory in Boone in over 30 years, UTC is 7-2 overall and in first place in the Southern Conference at 5-1. Chattanooga is off to its best start since 1980 and riding its first-ever five-game winning streak in SoCon action.
UTC was No. 24 in The Sports Network and No. 25 in the FCS Coaches Poll in the preseason and has received votes throughout the year. This is the 10th week the Mocs have been ranked in the Russ Huesman era. Prior to Huesman’s arrival in 2009, the Mocs had not been ranked since 1997.
Chattanooga hosts a huge home game against No. 15 Wofford (5-3, 4-1 SoCon) this Saturday, Nov. 9. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Finley Stadium. The game broadcasts on ESPN3 and on the Mocs Sports Network’s flagship station, ESPN Radio 105.1 The Zone.
Saturday is Military Appreciation Day at Finley Stadium. All active military, veterans and their families get in free to the game. For more information, visit GoMocs.com or call the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).