Mocs Visit No. 15 Georgia Southern Saturday

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team is back on the road this weekend, visiting No. 15 Georgia Southern.  The Mocs open Southern Conference action against the Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga.  Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.

The Mocs are off to a 2-1 start, including consecutive wins over Georgia State (42-14) and Austin Peay (42-10).  UTC lost its season opener to UT-Martin (21-31) on Aug. 29. 

Georgia Southern is 2-1 overall, with wins against Savannah State (77-9) and St. Francis (Pa.) (59-17).  The Eagles are 0-1 in SoCon action after dropping their league opener to No. 10 Wofford (20-30) on Sept. 14 in Spartanburg. 

Both teams are coming off a bye week.  UTC is 3-1 following a week off under head coach Russ Huesman, including last year’s 31-10 win at Furman on Oct. 13.  This is just the second time in the Huesman era that the Mocs are facing a team coming off its bye week.  The other was a 45-10 loss at Elon on Oct. 24, 2009.  Chattanooga also faces The Citadel on Oct. 26 after the Bulldogs’ week off.  

 The game will be broadcast on the Mocs Sports Network on ESPN Radio 105.1 The Zone in Chattanooga.


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