Game Ball For Mocs Gunner Miller

UTC-WCU Football Notebook

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

UTC coach Russ Huesman’s most recent motto is “be careful what you promise a player.”

 “Earlier this week in practice Huesman got on linebacker Gunner Miller for being out of position too much.

 “In the heat of the moment I told him that he would get a game ball if he made an interception,” said Huesman after he did his usual post-game radio interview tonight.

 “After Gunner made the interception in the second quarter, he came running to the sideline smiling, and while pointing in my direction he said ‘I get the game ball,’” Huesman stated with a smile.

Southern Conference Standings - Look Who is 1-1 and 1-2 ... Even though not eligible for the SoCon title, Appalachian State is 1-1 (losing today) and Ga. Southern is 1-2 (losing today) ...

1. Wofford 2-0

2. Samford 2-0

3. Furman 1-1

4. The Citadel 2-2


6. Elo


6. Elon 1-1

7. Western Carolina 0-3

** Appalachian State 1-1

** Georgia Southern 1-2'

** ineligible for SoCon titles


Southern Conference Scores  Oct. 5

* Chattanooga 42, Western Carolina 21

* Samford 44, Georgia Southern 34    

* The Citadel 31, Appalachian State 28  (5 OTs)
* Wofford 55, Presbyterian 14

Elon 28, Furman 25


Good Question: Wonder when the last time App. State and Ga. Southern lost SoCon games on the same day?
Four Touchdown Tosses: Led by Jacob Huesman's career best four touchdown passes, Saturday night's 42-21 win against Western Carolina was highlighted by career firsts and career longs ... The last Moc prior to Huesman to have a "four-score" was B.J. Coleman who had four scoring tosses  in a 48-14 home win vs. Samford.

Five Straight: The Mocs have a five-game win streak against the Catamounts … last loss was a 27-7 defeat in 2008 on the road … last loss to WCU in Finley was a 38-20 loss in 2005.

Career Firsts

Troy Dye - first career TD reception (10 yards from Jacob Huesman) came in first quarter for a 7-0 Mocs advantage

Tommy Hudson - first career TD reception (7 yards from Jacob Huesman) came in second quarter for a 21-0

Career Highs
Jacob Huesman  - Mocs QB had four TD passes .... previous best was 2 (5x) last time vs. Ga. State this season

Longest Play: UTC's longest play from scrimmage this year is now a 67-yard pitch-and-catch for Huesman to Marquis Green in the second quarter for 14-0 lead


 contact B.B. Branton at

Moc Golfers Tied For Second At Palmetto Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team opened with four-over par 292 in the Palmetto Intercollegiate first round. That puts the ladies tied with Coastal Carolina, two shots behind Ole Miss at +2.   Sophomore Monica San Juan is tied for first individually at 2-under 70. She placed five birdies on her card including two in a crucial stretch late in the round.   The ... (click for more)

Lee Women Win, Men Tie Delta State

After playing a scoreless first half with visiting Delta State, McKenzie Bricker scored in the 64th minute and Lauren Peters assured the victory with a goal in the 89 minute as Lee improved to 9-1-0 in Gulf South Conference play and 12-2-1 overall with the 2-0 decision over the Lady Statesmen.    It was Senior Day on a perfect Sunday afternoon for soccer, but Lee head ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Lacie Stone Were At Swanky New York City Hotel While Bobby Stone Was Plying The River

Mayor Andy Berke's top advisor Lacie Stone accompanied him on a trip to New York City on April 12-13 and they ended up at a swanky spot where Ms. Stone's husband, Bobby, had taken her before. They sat at the Stones' favorite table.   Bobby Stone, who has accused his wife of having an affair with the mayor, has said that Lacie Stone told him that she and the mayor kissed ... (click for more)

Where Is The Speed Control On Our Highways? - And Response (3)

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)