Mocs QB Alenjandro Bennifield Suspended For Season Opener Due to Academic Issue
Mocs quarterback Alejandro Bennifield will miss Chattanooga’s season opener Saturday in Montgomery against Jacksonville State due to an NCAA academic issue.
Bennifield, who threw 26 touchdown passes last season, has received a suspension that will last for four games.
Head coach Tom Arth would not go into the details of the suspension as the team boarded the bus for Montgomery on Friday afternoon.
Said Arth:”Obviously everyone is disappointed and feels for ‘Dro. I think if anything, it’s driving us more.”
Nick Tiano will now get the start against the Gamecocks.
Tiano is a former Baylor Red Raiders quarterback who transferred to UTC in the off-season.
Tiano has three years of eligibility.