Huesman Named Freshman Of The Week

Monday, November 12, 2012

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second week in a row and the third time this season, the conference office announced today. Huesman is just the third UTC freshman to earn three weekly honors from the SoCon, joining Terrell Robinson (2011) and James Roberts (1989).

Huesman completed a season-high 22 passes for 229 yards as Chattanooga lost at No. 13 Wofford in overtime, 16-13. Huesman completed nine of 10 passes for 90 yards on third down and converted them into seven first downs. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native added 68 yards rushing on 24 carries and caught one pass for five yards.

Trailing 10-3 in the fourth quarter, Huesman engineered an 18-play, 72-yard drive that culminated with a Kendrix Huitt touchdown run to pull the Mocs even and force overtime. It was the Mocs longest scoring drive, in terms of plays, since 2009. The freshman converted four third downs on the drive with two coming on the ground and two through pass completions.

Huesman has already set a UTC freshman record for pass completions (154) and attempts (231). He needs 166 yards to break the rookie record for passing yards, set by Kenyon Earl (1,643) in 1991. His 11 TD passes are also two shy of Earl's freshman record. Huesman leads all SoCon freshman in rushing (79.5 yds/game), rushing TDs (6), pass efficiency (131.8), passing TDs (11) and is third in the league overall in total offense (227.3 yds/game).

The Mocs (5-5, 4-3 SoCon) host Elon (3-7, 1-6 SoCon) for the regular season finale on Saturday, Nov. 17. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Finley Stadium. It is Senior Day for the Mocs as well as Military Appreciation Day. Free Admission is available to all service men and women with a valid military ID. Tickets are available on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).

UTC Basketball: Men and Women at Home Today

Football is the traditional sport during Thanksgiving, but for Mocs fans it will be basketball, basketball and more basketball the next two days at McKenzie Arena. The UTC men host three other teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland tournament, while the UTC women have a much anticipated game with undefeated and No.5 Tennessee. Wednesday – UTC Men   Battle ... (click for more)

Balogun, Hamilton Heights Race Past ABI, 88-73

Hamilton Heights defeated American Basketball Institute (ABI), a post-grad program from Atlanta coached by former University of Georgia and NBA star Litterial Green, by 88-73 on Tuesday night. The game was marred by 41 fouls and 69 free throws. The Hawks’ highly touted post, 6-foot-11-inch Addulhakim Ado, was saddled with foul trouble most of the game and was held to six ... (click for more)

Kiser Takes Witness Stand For First Time; Says He Did Not Kill Deputy Donald Bond

Marlon Duane Kiser took the witness stand at his post-conviction hearing on Tuesday to declare that he did not kill Deputy Donald Bond, who was gunned down at a produce stand in East Brainerd 13 years ago. Kiser had not opted to go on the stand when he was convicted by a Nashville jury and given the death penalty in 2003. He said he believes it was Mike Chattin, the man he ... (click for more)

Courtney Godwin, 25, Was Victim In Monday Night Fire In Hixson

Chattanooga firefighters battled a fully-involved structure fire in Hixson Monday night, and the incident involved at least one fatality.  Dr. Steve Cogswell with the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Courtney D. Godwin, 25. Dr. Cogswell said Ms. Godwin died from smoke inhalation.   The first call to 911 Communications was received ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)