UTC Mocs Upset #8 Samford On The Road 23-21

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The UTC Mocs led 14-7 at the half and went on to upset #8 Samford 23-21 on the road on Saturday afternoon. Victor Ulmo nailed a 39-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to seal the victory. It came after UTC drove 56 yards in nine plays to set up the game-winning try.

It was the Mocs first road win over a top-10 team since a 30-9 victory at No. 10 Appalachian State on Oct. 8, 1983. 


Cole Copeland, former Bradley Central quarterback, threw for two touchdowns, and Lucas Webb had a 20-yard interception for another score.


UTC was 1-4 on field goal tries, while Samford missed on three attempts.


Darrell Bridges had 89 yards rushing, while Alex Trotter had 58.


Wil Young had 43 yards as a receiver and Joseph Parker 38.


Samford, with a vaunted passing attack, amassed 333 yards in the air to 144 for Chattanooga. UTC had 135 yards on the ground to 34 for Samford.


Chattanooga improves to 2-7, 2-4, while. Samford drops to 5-3,3-2. Samford had won three in a row after losses to Georgia and Western Carolina. The Mocs had lost four in a row after a victory over VMI.


Scoring summary:


1st 12:16 SAM - Kelvin McKnight 21 yd pass from Devlin Hodges (Jordan Weaver kick), 8-75 2:44 0 - 7 2nd 12:59 UTC - Joseph Parker 14 yd pass from Cole Copeland (Victor Ulmo kick), 9-39 4:16 7 - 7 01:52 UTC - Lucas Webb 20 yd interception return (Victor Ulmo kick) 14 - 7 3rd 10:38 UTC - A. Stewart 13 yd pass from Cole Copeland (Victor Ulmo kick failed), 8-75 4:22 20 - 7 4th 11:50 SAM - Devlin Hodges 1 yd run (Jordan Weaver kick), 2-19 0:31 20 - 14 07:40 SAM - Chris Shelling 30 yd pass from Devlin Hodges (Jordan Weaver kick), 3-48 0:28 20 - 21 00:19 UTC - Victor Ulmo 39 yd field goal, 9-56 2:08 23 - 21 


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