Kickoff Set For 2 p.m. For Mocs Football Trip to No. 1 Alabama

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team is back on the road this week, wrapping up the regular season with a trip to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 23.  Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Southern Conference Champion Mocs are 8-3 overall and 6-2 in league play.  It is the most league wins for UTC since joining the SoCon in 1977 and the most overall victories since 1980.  Chattanooga has secured at least a share of its first SoCon title since 1984, which was the only trip to the FCS Playoffs in school history.  The Mocs are No. 21 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 23 in The Sports Network Top-25 this week.  

Ranked No. 21 in the nation, UTC sits on the bubble for an at-large berth to the 24-team FCS Playoffs.  The Mocs can still get the SoCon automatic bid if Elon (2-9, 1-6 SoCon) wins at Samford (7-4, 5-2 SoCon) on Saturday. 

Tiebreakers give Furman (6-5, 5-2 SoCon) the automatic bid if there is a three way tie between UTC, Samford and the Paladins.  Samford holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over UTC if they are the only two teams, while the Mocs hold it against Furman.  The Paladins host Wofford (5-5, 4-3 SoCon) on Saturday at Noon while Samford and Elon kick at 3:00 p.m.  The FCS Playoff Selection Show airs on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. 

Alabama is the defending BCS National Champion, sitting at 10-0 on the season.  The Crimson Tide also lead the Southeastern Conference with a 7-0 mark in league play.

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