UTC Defeats Elon, 20-9, On The Road

Mocs gain win No. 499

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Red Bank High School product Keon Williams rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Pollard kicked a pair of field goals to give the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga a 20-9 win at Elon (N.C.) Saturday in a Southern College football game.

While playing under overcast, rainy skies in North Carolina, the Mocs played as though the weather was picture perfect, holding the opposition without a touchdown for the second straight week, move within a win of No. 500 in 106 seasons and have All-American defense end Davis Tull becomes the school's all-time sack leader.

The Mocs, who are in second place in the SoCon, improve to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while Elon is 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the SoCon.

"I am awfully proud of how we are playing defense," said UTC coach Russ Huesman when reminded during the post-game radio show that the Mocs have not allowed a touchdown in the last eight quarters.

"We came to play today and had a lot of energy."

School Record For Davis Tull ... the junior defensive end got one sack today and now has 24.5 for a career passing previous record holder Josh Williams (24) .

Huesman is now 5th in Wins ... Russ Huesman is now the school's fifth winningest coach in Chattanooga history with 28 wins in four years ...

Scrappy Moore (170), Joe Morrison (44), Buddy No (44) and Bill Oliver (29) are ahead of him ...

Huesman was tied with Buddy Green with 27 before today's game ... a win next Saturday ties him with coach Oliver, who was the Mocs head coach, when Huesman was a junior and senior (1980-81)

Going for 500 -- UTC has won 499 college football games starting in 1904 ...

The Mocs will seek No.500 at home next Saturday vs. The Citadel

Win. No.1 -  Oct. 29, 1904 --  17-0 vs. Athens at home ....

Win No. 500 could come Oct. 26, 2013 at home vs. The Citadel 

Looking For 4 Straight Wins:  The Mocs are 5-2 overall and have won three straight games for the fourth time in the Russ Huesman era ...

The last time the Mocs won four straight was 1997 - Wofford, VMI, Tenn. State (Finley Stadium opener) and Western Carolina ....

Prior to 1997 ... The Mocs with coach Huesman as a starting defensive back, won four straight in 1981 and five straight in 1980

In 2009, UTC had won 3 straight, but lost to Ga. Southern (Oct. 17) in Statesboro in coach Huesman's first season ... In 2010, the Mocs won 3 straight, but lost to Elon at home (Oct. 30) ....

In 2012, the Mocs won 3 straight, but lost to No.2 Ga. Southern (Oct. 27) at home in overtime.

UTC 20, Elon 9

UTC 7 - 7 - 3- 3 -- 20

Elon 3 - 3 - 0  - 3 -- 9

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

ELON at -  John Gallagher 19 yd field goal, 16-80 7:12

2nd Quarter

UTC at 14:55 - Keon Williams 4 yd run (Nick Pollard kick), 9 plays, 75 yards .. 2:25

ELON at 9:50 - John Gallagher 30-yard field goal, 4 plays, 0 yards, 1:41

UTC at 3:59 UTC - Keon Williams 2 yard run (Nick Pollard kick), 12 plays, 65 yards ... 5:51

3rd Quarter

UTC at 7:10 - Nick Pollard 32 yard field goal, 11 plays, 65 yards ... 4:54

ELON at 3:24 - John Gallagher 23 yard field goal, 12 plays, 69 yards ...3:46

4th Quarter

UTC at 10:14 - Nick Pollard 19 yd field goal, 16 plays, 74 yards ...8:10

....


Calling All Red Bank Football Alums

It’s the celebration of 75 years of high school football tonight at Red Bank as the Lions honor their past and face their oldest rival, Soddy Daisy. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. It’s a silver anniversary with a myriad of golden moments created by talented teenagers who return tonight to be honored for being Friday night heroes to so many in the Red Bank community. ... (click for more)

Prep Football Picks: Week One

Plan Revived For 5-Story Boutique Hotel Next To The Walnut Street Bridge

Plans have been revived for a five-story boutique hotel next to the Walnut Street Bridge. Vision Hospitality Group said the yet-to-be named hotel will provide 90 rooms featuring high-end amenities and exemplary service in the city's art district. Plans for a similar hotel were announced in 2012, but the proposal was later withdrawn. The hotel is slated for 102 Walnut ... (click for more)

Grand Jury Says County Needs To Start "Immediately" On Funding A New County Jail

Members of the Hamilton County Grand Jury said in a final report that the county needs to start "immediately" on funding a replacement for the Hamilton County Jail. The report, read by Foreman Robert Smith, says, "The Jail is near and/or over capacity and understaffed!  Hard-working corrections officers are in constant danger.  Being responsible for 80-100 inmates per ... (click for more)

Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)