Mocs Get Revenge With 38-24 Win Over Samford

          The Chattanooga Mocs used a big rushing night from Keon Williams and defensive plays in the clutch to upend Samford 38-24. The win avenged last year’s overtime loss that kept UTC out of the playoffs.
          UTC riped off 252 on the ground, led by Williams 132 yard effort.  It was Williams who helped the Mocs spring to a 7-3 first quarter lead on his 34 yards touchdown run. 
          The Mocs defense got into the act later in the half, when Lucas Webb picked off an errant Michael Eubank pass. The turnover eventually set up a Henrique Ribeiro 31 yard field goal that extended the UTC lead to 10-3. Chattanooga capped their first quarter explosion with Tommy Hudson’s electrifying 72 yard punt return. Hudson’s second special teams score of the season gave the Mocs a 17-3 lead. 
          Jacob Huesman’s one yard plunge with less than two minutes to go in the second quarter staked UTC to a 24-3 halftime lead.
          Samford’s offense woke up in the third quarter, scoring on back to back drives to cut the UTC lead to 7. The Mocs defense settled in after that, with Webb picking off his second pass of the night. The intereception soon set up Williams with his second scoring run of the night, giving UTC a 31-17 cushion. Jacob Huesman put the game on ice in the fourth quarter, following up a 52 yard run, with a one yard scoring dive with under six minutes to play. It gave the Mocs a 38-17 lead en route to the 38-24 win.
          With his first quarter return, Tommy Hudson became the first UTC player in school history to return two punts for touchdowns in a single season.
          Chattanooga returns home on Saturday to face VMI. Kickoff is scheduled for 4pm.

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