published Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Mocs lead EKU 17-14

RICHMOND, Ky. — The No. 17-ranked University of Tennessee at Chattanooga leads Eastern Kentucky 17-14 after three quarters tonight at Roy Kidd Stadium.

Freshman running back Marquis Green scored on a 19-yard run in the third to put UTC in the lead. It was his first career touchdown.

The Mocs took a 10-7 lead with 34.6 seconds left in the second quarter when quarterback B.J. Coleman hit Joel Bradford for a 13-yard touchdown. That play came moments after Sloan Allison pulled in a 39-yard reception to the 13.

EKU answered right back with a 55-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Pryor to tight end Matt Lengel to give the Colonels a 14-10 lead at the break. Lengel broke through a couple of arm tackles on the play and scored easily.

The Colonels’ first score came on a 29-yard pass from Pryor to Tyrone Goard. Mocs cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris deflected the pass when he tried to intercept it, but the ball went up into the air and the 6-foot-4 Goard caught it and ran the ball in for the score.

Earlier in the quarter, Mocs safety Jordan Tippit picked off a Pryor pass. It was his ninth career interception, tying him with coach Russ Huesman for sixth on UTC’s all-time list.

Nick Pollard made a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter to get UTC on the scoreboard after missing a 44-yarder in the first.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh 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 ...

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