Mocs Hoping to Regroup After Another Tough Loss to GSU
Chattanooga-(WDEF) Good thing Georgia Southern is leaving the SoCon. Chattanooga will not have to endure anymore heartache against the Eagles. The Mocs have lost their last three meetings to GSU by a combined five points, including Saturday's 23-21 setback.
The Mocs must feel like they're in some sort of bad movie when they play the Eagles because it never ends well. Said quarterback Jacob Huesman,"After the game I was kind of saying to myself over and over again. How does this happen again? How does this happen again?" Added defensive lineman Daniel Ring,"I mean we are going to try to move past it, but I also don't think that we should forget. Just that gut feeling we had after that game. you just never want to feel that again."
Mistakes didn't help Chattanooga. They were flagged eleven times, including ten on offense. Said Jacob,"Rarely can you commit 10 offensive penalties and win a ballgame. It doesn't happen very often. Then there were a lot of little assignments we missed." Said head coach Russ Huesman,"If we continue to play hard like that, clean up some of the missed assignments, and obviously the penalties, then we've got good enough players that we can compete for the rest of the year."
UTC ran for 239-yards against Georgia Southern, giving them three straight games of 200-plus yards rushing since 2005. Said Russ,"They (GSU) are a running football team. They run the triple option, and our offense was actually more effective running the football than they were. Our yards per carry was way higher." Said Jacob,"Think the offensive line executes very well in the run game. They've been doing a good job of hitting their double teams coming off to the second level. It has been pretty impressive to watch on film."
UTC hosts Western Carolina on Saturday at 6pm. The Catamounts have lost 23 straight SoCon games.