Football Mocs Host No. 15 Wofford Saturday

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The No. 23 Chattanooga Mocs host what is being called the biggest regular season game in Finley Stadium history this weekend against No. 15 Wofford.  For just the second time since the facility opened in 1997, two ranked teams face off on Davenport Field.  This time, there is a Southern Conference Championship on the line. 

The Mocs are 7-2 overall for the first time since 1980, but are more importantly in first place in the SoCon race at 5-1.  The Terriers are 5-3 and tied with Samford for second in the league standings at 4-1. 

Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on Saturday, Nov. 2.  Since this is the final home game of the regular season, the Mocs will also recognize its graduating group as a part of Senior Day festivities.  There are 13 seniors who will be honored, including Bryant Belew, Hunter Dockery, Wes Dothard, Dean Haynes, D.J. Key, Derrick Lott, Gunner Miller, Chaz Moore, C.J. Murrell, Kevin Revis, Devin Scates, Patrick Sutton and Kadeem Wise. 

The Mocs are riding a five-game winning streak, the longest in league action since joining the SoCon in 1977.  This is the first seven-win season for Chattanooga since 1997.  The Mocs have not had an eight-win campaign since 1980 when head coach Russ Huesman was a junior defensive back for the Mocs.

Wofford is coming off a bye week following a 34-27 home loss to Samford on Oct. 26.  The Terriers have reloaded and are in the hunt for another championship, despite only returning five starters on offense and defense.


Saturday is Military Appreciation Day at Finley Stadium.  There will be special military-themed recognitions going on throughout the game and 1,000 camouflaged Power C T-shirts will be handed out at the gate.  All active military, veterans and their families will get in FREE.  This offer is also extended to our hometown heroes.  All emergency personnel, police and fire can get in free in uniform or with a valid ID. 


Tickets for the game are available now at the UTC Ticket Office by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627) or online on GoMocs.com.  Remember to use the promo code #gomocs to get print-at-home $13 general admission tickets. 


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