CHATTANOOGA (WDEF)- Keon Williams rushed for 129 yards, and Jacob Huesman scored five touchdowns as Chattanooga roared past Western Carolina 42-21 at Finley Stadium.
The Mocs jumped out to a 21-0 first half lead, thanks in large part to three first half interceptions. UTC started the scoring late in the first quarter as Huesman connected with Troy Dye for a 10 yard score to make it 7-0.
Chaz Moore's interception set up Chattanooga's second score of the night, as Marquis Green took a Huesman swing pass 67 yards for a touchdown, that made it 14-0 UTC.
After failing to capitalize on a Gunner Miller interception, the Mocs picked up their third pic of the half, this one from D.J. Key. That led to a Tommy Hudson touchdown run to put Chattanooga up 21-0 at the half.
The Mocs stretched the lead to 28-0 in the third quarter on a 6 yard scoring run from Huesman. After the Catamounts finally got on the board, Chattanooga responded to start the fourth quarter. The Huesman-Green connection produced its second touchdown of the night, pushing the score to 35-7.
Western Carolina countered to cut the lead to 35-14, but Chaz Moore sparked the final UTC scoring drive of the night with an 81 yard kickoff return. Keon Williams capped the scoring for the Mocs with a 15 yard touchdown run to put Chattanooga up 42-14.
Williams ended up with 129 yards on 20 carries and tallied one touchdown, while Huesman threw a career high four touchdown passes, including two to Marquis Green, and added one score on the ground.
Chattanooga is back at home next weekend to host SoCon foe Furman.