Mocs Ready For Homecoming With Furman

Tilt Has SoCon Football Lead Implications

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Harrison Moon and the Chattanooga Mocs look to continue the positive momentum against a tough Furman Paladins squad in the SoCon’s marquee matchup this weekend.
Harrison Moon and the Chattanooga Mocs look to continue the positive momentum against a tough Furman Paladins squad in the SoCon’s marquee matchup this weekend.
- photo by Charles Mays/GoMocs.com

Another week, another pivotal game. The Chattanooga Mocs and Furman Paladins square off Saturday in a game impacting the top of the Southern Conference standings. There are four teams with one loss and another with two vying for this year’s SoCon crown.

 

Both the Mocs and Paladins are 4-3 on the campaign overall.

Chattanooga enters 3-1 in the league, tied with VMI one-half game behind early leaders ETSU and Mercer at 4-1. Furman is well within striking distance at 2-2.

 

The Mocs are coming off an impressive 55-13 win at Samford, while the Paladins led nearly all but the final nine seconds of a 17-13 loss at home to the Bucs. Both teams are receiving top 25 votes.

 

The matchup portends to be of two like-minded teams. Both like to run the ball, control the clock and play tough defense. It’s a fitting matchup for Homecoming Week. The theme is Viva Mocs Vegas! It’s also a CODE BLUE with all fans encouraged to wear blue to the contest.

 

Chattanooga vs. Furman

Game 8 | Oct. 30 | Chattanooga, Tenn. | Finley Stadium (20,660)

 

Team

Record

SoCon

Stats Perform Top 25

AFCA Coaches Top 25

Chattanooga

4-3

3-1

RV

RV

Furman

4-3

2-2

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RV

 

 

MEDIA

TV - ESPN+: Chris Goforth (PxP), Scott McMahen (Analyst) & Dave Keylon (Sideline)

 

Radio - WFLI 97.7 FM/1070 AM: Jim Reynolds (PxP), Todd Agne (Analyst) & Will Poindexter (Sideline)

 

Listen Live - Radio broadcast is available for free online at GoMocs.com & on the Varsity Network App.

 

SERIES VS. FURMAN

Game: 51st | Record: 20-30 | Home: 8-18 | Away: 12-12 | SoCon: 15-29 | Last 5: 2-3

Last Meeting20-18 win on March 20, 2021 in Paladin Stadium

  • The Mocs out-lasted the Paladins earning the 2-point win over the 11th-ranked squad. Seven combined turnovers but only 10 points scored off them.
  • Tyrell Price amassed 111 yards on 20 carries adding another 36 receiving yards.
  • Ty Boeck had two takeaways in the game with his first interception since middle school and 5th collegiate fumble recovery.
  • Ben Brewton sealed the win with a fourth quarter fumble recovery off a strip sack by Devonnsha Maxwell.

More on the series & notes from last meeting on page 11 of the Chattanooga game notes.

 

COACHES

UTC: Rusty Wright (Chattanooga ‘96) | UTC: 13-11 (3rd) | Career: Same | vs. Furman: 1-1

Furman: Clay Hendrix (Furman ‘86) | Fur: 29-21 (5th) | Career: Same | vs. UTC: 3-1

 

3 NOTES TO KNOW

  • Won the last six of last 10 meetings with Furman...9-25 in previous 34. The Paladins have won 18 of the 26 all-time meetings in Chattanooga.
  • Jay Person is tied for the national lead in fumble recoveries (3). He’s fifth in forced fumbles (3).
  • Four straight games with a running back scoring on a 40+ run or catch after Price’s 42-yard touchdown on the Mocs first play…previous three weeks: Ford (65, 54 & 49) and Price (59, 57) which were all on runs against Western Carolina, VMI & ETSU.

 

TICKETS

Go here to access Samford tickets or click the link on GoMocs.com’s football schedule page. Home tickets are available by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627) or online here at GoMocs.com. Fans also can go through the GoMocs app available on Android and Apple IOS devices in their respective app stores.

 

NEXT 3 WEEKS

Nov. 6: at Wofford, 1:30 p.m. | Current Record: 1-6/0-5 | This Week: Western Carolina

Nov. 13: at Mercer, 3 p.m. | Current Record: 5-2/4-1 | This Week: at The Citadel

Nov. 20: The Citadel, 1:30 p.m. | Current Record: 2-5/1-3 | This Week: Mercer


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