The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s season finale had the feel of so many other Mocs games this season. Facing No. 12 Wofford, UTC had a fourth-quarter lead before seeing it disappear.
Wofford quarterback Mitch Allen dove across the goal line from the 1-yard line with 37 seconds left to lift the Terriers to a 28-27 win — a win that will surely early Wofford a playoff spot.
For the Mocs it was their third 28-27 loss of the season and the fifth of five Southern Conferences losses in which UTC had a lead or was in the game until the final minute. The Mocs finished 5-6 after going 6-5 in coach Russ Huesman’s first two seasons.
John Frierson is in his fifth year at the Times Free Press and fifth year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...