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


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