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
ELON at - John Gallagher 19 yd field goal, 16-80 7:12
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
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
UTC at 10:14 - Nick Pollard 19 yd field goal, 16 plays, 74 yards ...8:10