Saturday, October 26, 2013
- by B.B. Branton
Chattanooga 28, The Citadel 24
On a day when the Mocs leading rusher (Keon Williams) went out of the game early with a sprained left ankle, UTC quarterback Jacob Huesman rushed for 95 yards and a score and threw for 144 and two touchdown.
The Mocs record their 500th win in 106 seasons, but more importantly the Blue and Gold improve to 6-2 and 4-1 in the Southern Conference.
The Citadel (2-6 2-4) led by 10 - 10--0, 17-7 and 24-14 - three times, but the Mocs outscored the Bulldogs 21-7 in the second half for the win
The Citadel 7, UTC 0
12 plays, 90 yards in 5:46
Led by quarterback Ben Dupree, the Bulldogs took the opening kickoff and marched 90 yards for the touchdown … Dupree scored on a 13-yard run .
.. Buldogs converted twice on 3rd down plays to keep the drive alive … Dupree gained 30 yards on five carries on the drive including a 7-yard run on a 3rd and 6 play from the UTC 35.
The Citadel 10, UTC 0
9 plays, 44 yards in 4:19
Thomas Warren kicked a 23 yard field goal for a 10-0 lead … key run was Ben Dupree’s 18-yard run on the drive first down on the UTC 12 …
The Citadel 10, UTC 7
7 plays, 62 yards in 3:12
After the Bulldogs field goal, the Mocs then marched 62 yards capped by 7-yard scoring run by Kendrix Huitt, his second touchdown of the season … Key Play … Huesman lost his shoe on a 19-yard run to the Citadel 9-yard line … and had good second and third efforts.
The Citadel 17, UTC 7
9 plays, 75 yards, 5:00
Bulldogs change QBs but result is the same … reserve QB Aaron Miller finds Jake Stenson open down the right sideline as he outruns the Mocs defenders to the end zone for the 41-yard scoring pass play …
The Citadel 17, UTC 14
8 plays, 48 yards in 2:29
Mocs score first touchdown of the second half … Jacob Huesman found Faysal Shafaat open in the left side of the end zone for a 4-yard scoring toss; for his fifth touchdown of the season … Mocs have its first 3rd down conversion in the drive.
The Citadel 24, UTC 14
3 plays, 68 yards in 1:30
The Bulldogs strike again quickly to answer the Mocs touchdown drive … Dalton Trevino races 61 yards down the left sideline to give the visitors their second, 10-0 point lead at 6:24 of the quarter … longest run from scrimmage against UTC this year …
The Citadel 24, UTC 21
8 plays, 75 yards in 3:37
Jacob Huesman finds true freshman Xavier Borishade in the back of the Citadel end zone on a 33-yard post play to pull within three …
UTC 28, The Citadel 24
6 plays, 79 yards in 1:40
On what proved to be the game-winning drive, Jacob Huesman takes control and runs the ball on the final three plays capped by a 13-yard scoring run for a 4-point lead at 28-24 … Huesman also had a 28-yard pass to C.J. Board for a first down to The Citadel 43 … Huesman scored four plays later.