Chattanooga Mocs Football Postgame Notes
Furman at Chattanooga
Finley Stadium – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Saturday – Oct. 12, 2013
- The Mocs snapped a 20-year home losing streak to Furman with a 31-9 win over the Paladins in Finley Stadium tonight. UTC improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in SoCon action. Furman dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in league play.
- UTC was 0-8 in Finley Stadium against Furman coming into the game. The Mocs last home win in the series was a 45-42 win on Nov. 20, 1993, at Chamberlain Field. Coincidentally, the Chamberlain Pavilion, commemorating UTC’s former on-campus stadium, was dedicated earlier today and members of the Chamberlain Family were in attendance.
- Chattanooga improves to 39-20-1 all-time on Homecoming.
- UTC is 4-2 for the third time under head coach Russ Huesman (2009 & 2010) … the Mocs are 2-1 in league play for the second year in a row.
- Tonight’s attendance was a season-high 12,197…8th largest crowd in Finley Stadium history.
- The Mocs took a 7-0 lead, scoring on its 11-play, 75-yard opening drive. It is the first time UTC has scored first in a home game against the Paladins since 1995.
- Chattanooga did not allow a first down in the first quarter.
- UTC came into the game with four turnovers on the season…it coughed it up three times in the second quarter (2 fumbles, INT).
- The Mocs came into the game with four sacks on the season…UTC posted four in the second quarter alone…finished with six sacks…most since posting six against Eastern Kentucky in 2010.
- UTC ran for 218 yards tonight, the fifth straight game with 200 yards for the Mocs. First time with a string that long since 2005.
- Furman was held without a TD for the first time since a 7-6 loss at Wofford in 2003.
- The Mocs held a SoCon opponent without a TD for the first time since a 24-9 win at Samford on Nov. 5, 2011.
- Furman gained 189 yards of total offense. Fewest yards allowed by UTC to a Division I opponent since 165 against Tennessee Tech in a 31-7 win on Aug. 31, 2006. Fewest against a SoCon foe since 174 vs. VMI in a 27-14 win on Oct. 14, 2000.
- Chattanooga came into the game No. 7 in the nation in pass defense (144.0)…only allowed 62 tonight.
- The Mocs first scoring drive of the second half was eight plays and 82 yards…long drive of the year in terms of yards.
Wes Dothard – Sr.-LB
- Finished with six tackles and 2.0 TFLs.
- Recorded his third career sack…first since 2011.
Jacob Huesman – So.-QB
- 13-17 passing for 84 yards.
- First game this season without a passing TD.
- 19 carries for 73 yards and two TDs.
- Sacked four times for a loss of 42 yards
- Six rushing TDs on the year.
Russ Huesman Era (Since 2009)
- 27-23 overall.
- 15-9 at home.
- 19-16 vs. SoCon.
- 10-8 vs. SoCon at home.
- 3-2 vs. Furman.
- 13-0 when allowing less than 14 points.
- 22-6 when leading after third quarter.
- 18-7 when scoring first.
- 22-3 when outrushing opponent.
- 3-12 when more TOs than opponent.
Kendrix Huitt – (So.-RB)
- 1st rushing TD of the season.
- Finished with 35 yards on five carries.
Daniel Ring – So.-DL
- Season-high six tackles.
- 1st sack of the season.
Davis Tull – Jr.-DE
- Career-high 3.5 sacks.
- Now has 23.0 for his career.
- 3.5 sacks is the most in a game by a Moc since Tyler Unzicker had 3.5 at ETSU on Nov. 10, 2001.
- School record is 23.5 set by Josh Williams (2009-12).
- Forced two fumbles and recovered another.
- Added five tackles.
Kadeem Wise – Sr.-DB
- Recorded his first INT of the season.
- 11 of his career.
- Tied with David McCrary (1982-85) for No. 4 all-time at UTC.
Keon Williams – Jr.-RB
- Career-high 22 carries for 101 yards and a TD.
- 4th 100-yard game of the season…5th of his career.
- Most 100-yard games in a season since Eldra Buckley had seven in 2006.
- 7th rushing TD of the season.