For the third time this season, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Ailym Ford posted a 100-yard rushing game. For the third time this season, Ford was recognized among the top freshmen in the country on the honorable mention list for the STATS National Freshman of the Week.
Ford posted 116 yards and a touchdown on a season-high 32 carries in the Mocs’ 34-17 win at Mercer on Saturday. It was the most rushes by a Moc since Terrell Robinson had 32 against Furman on Oct.
For the season, Ford leads all freshmen in the FCS with 92.8 rushing yards per game. He Has five rushing touchdowns on 122 carries.
Ford was also on the STATS honorable mention list for National Freshman of the Week after posting 127 yards and a TD at No. 17 Jacksonville State and 195 yards and two scores against Western Carolina.
His three 100-yard games are fifth-most among UTC freshmen all-time, while his five TDs are No. 6 on the Mocs freshman list.
Ford and the rest of the Mocs have a well-deserved off week after starting with the second-toughest schedule in the nation. ETSU (2-4, 0-3 SoCon) is up next on Thursday, Oct. 17, for a 7:00 p.m., kickoff at Finley Stadium. Tickets are available at the link above on GoMocs.com, McKenzie Arena Gate 1 Ticket Office or by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627).
The ticket office has a 3-game mini plan for the last home games of 2019. It features one premium bleacher seat for $60. The first 100 sold include a pregame tailgate pass for The Citadel contest with complimentary food and beverage.