Mocs Looking to Pump up the Points on Offense
Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Even though the Mocs are 3-0 and ranked 9th in the nation, they’d like to generate more points on offense.
The most points Chattanooga has scored in their three SoCon games is 25, and that came in overtime against the Citadel.
Mocs coach Rusty Wright expected a few challenges on offense when the team started the spring season.
Said Wright:”Honestly, I mean we’re playing with about 90 percent of our offense not here. I mean Alym (Ford) is not playing. Chris James is not playing. You know Bryce (Nunnelly) is not here any longer, so we’re still trying to figure out what we are a little bit. This group is trying to figure out what they are a little bit offensively.”
Chattanooga is averaging just under 20 points a game, but they’re moving the football, averaging over 310 yards of total offense per game.
Said quarterback Drayton Arnold:”I’ve got to make some throws here and there, and obviously just finish drives. You look back at the Furman game, I think we were able to get a field goal here and there, and we want to turn those three points into seven points.”
Said Wright:”Yeah that’s the thing. I think that they’re so frustrated trying to score every time they get it. We’ve got to do a better job of letting the game come to us. Best thing we did Saturday was Furman scored. We answered. Furman scored. We answered. Whether it was a touchdown or field goal or something. Every time they scored, those guys were like okay, here we go, and we went right down the field and scored.”
Quarterback Drayton Arnold saw receiver Reggie Henderson make a spectacular grab against Furman, but in that game, Arnold was 6 of 20 passing with a pair of picks.
Said Arnold:”Sometimes performances don’t go your way. That’s part of the position. That’s part of life. That’s part of playing football. I’m not mad. I’m not upset about it. I’m glad I got to wake up this morning and go out and do what I love to do.”
Backup quarterback Cole Copeland saw action against Furman and coach Wright wouldn’t mind playing if both guys had to play in the same game again.
Said Wright:”Do you want one in there, and you get in rhythm with him and those wide-outs go good with him. O-line is comfortable with the cadence and all that stuff. Sure you do. But keeping everybody on their toes ain’t a bad thing either.”