UTC Football: One of Three with 8 Wins in Tennessee

Mocs, Maryville, Carson-Newman

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - by B.B. Branton
Congratulations on 8 Wins .
UTC players and fans slap hands after the Mocs 20-10 win against Wofford Saturday at Finley Stadium
Congratulations on 8 Wins . UTC players and fans slap hands after the Mocs 20-10 win against Wofford Saturday at Finley Stadium
- photo by Barry Aslinger

Sixteen colleges and universities in Tennessee field varsity football teams in Tennessee and three schools from three different NCAA divisions all have eight wins.

Maryville College (D-III, USA South), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (D-I FCS) and Carson Newman (D-II, South Atlantic Conf.) each have eight wins, while the Scots from Maryville (8-1) sits atop the list with the best win percentage leads with 88.9%, closely followed by UTC and C-N at 80%.

The last time UTC was 8-2 was 1980 (finished 8-3) and current head coach Russ Huesman was a junior defensive back for the Mocs.

 Maryville College … 8-1, 6-0

(D-III) … USA South Champs … headed to D-III playoffs for first time in school history

Chattanooga … 8-2, 6-1

(D-I, Southern Conf.) … defeated Wofford, 20-10 to clinch share of Southern Conference title … can win SoCon title outright with win at Samford 9/16 … first 8-win season since 1980

Carson-Newman … 8-2, 4-2

(D-II, South Atlantic Conf.) … beat Newberry, 52-31 … looking for post-season bid … at Wingate 9/16

Rhodes College … 7-2, 4-1

(D-III) beat Hendrix, 55-36 … has won 6 of last 7 … hosts Millsaps(9-0, 5-0) for first place in SAA 9/16

Tenn. State … 7-3, 5-2

(D-I) … beat Austin Peay, 31-6, in an OVC game

UT-Martin … 6-4, 4-2

(D-I, OVC) lost to U. of Memphis, 21-6

MTSU … 6-4, 4-2

(D-I, Conf. USA) … Beat Fla. Int’l, 48-0

Cumberland U. … 6-4, 3-2

(NAIA, Mid-South Conf.)  beat Bethel, 34-13

Lane College … 6-4, 2-3

(D-II, SIAC) … beat Benedict, 48-13

Vanderbilt … 5-4, 2-4

(D-I SEC) … beat Florida, 34-17, on the road

Tennessee … 4-5, 1-5

(D-I, SEC) … lost to Auburn, 55-23

Tenn. Tech … 4-7, 1-6

(D-I, OVC) … beat Southeast Mo., 41-16, on the road

Sewanee … 3-6, 2-3

(D-III, SAA) … won Saturday on the road at Berry (Ga.) College …

Tusculum … 3-7, 1-4

(D-II South Atlantic Conf.) … lost to Brevard, 52-33

U. of Memphis ... 2-6, 0-4

(D-I) …   beat UT-Martin, 21-6,

Austin Peay … 0-10, 0-6

(D-I, OVC) ... lost to Tenn. State, 31-6, in an OVC game

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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