Mocs Eager to Taste Victory as They Travel to VMI
Chattanooga-(WDEF) The Mocs tough schedule has produced a win-less start to the season.
But regardless of who you play, losing stinks.
That’s why Chattanooga wants a win this weekend.
The Mocs 0-3 start highlighted by a dismal offensive showing last week against UT Martin has UTC anxious to begin their SoCon season against VMI.
Said head coach Tom Arth:”Going into this week is big for us. Going into this week is big for us. We’ve played three outstanding teams, and we’ve kind of gotten it handed to us in a lot of ways. I think there is humility that comes with that.”
Said receiver Bingo Morton:”I’m just ready to get a win. I’m pretty sure that’s how everybody on the team goes. Just get us a ‘W’. That’s what we are looking forward to.”
Said defensive lineman Isaiah Mack:”I’m excited for us to try to get all of this put together and to finally put on a show for Chattanooga that Chattanooga deserves.”
The offense would really love to put on a show, especially running the ball. UTC had just six yards rushing last Saturday.
Said Arth:”Being as limited as we have been in the run game has really been an issue for us. It has caused us to have to drop back and throw it more times than we would like to.”
Said Morton:”We’ve just got to trust the process. Just trust the scheme and that the coaches are telling us right. Just trust in each other, and it’s going to get better.”
Reporter:”Is it a matter of just trying to find some sort of spark on offense?”
Said Arth:”I think a spark is execution. You execute. It leads to rhythm, and you have momentum.”
A defensive turnover might be a spark the Mocs offense desperately needs.
Said Arth:”We want to be plus three in takeaways. We want to create a lot of or as many takeaways as we can.”
If the defensive turnovers and offensive execution develop, it’s a brand new game.
Said Mack:”It’s exciting because I know that our best football is still ahead of us”.
The Mocs and VMI kick at 1:30pm on Saturday in Lexington, Virginia.