published Monday, September 19th, 2011

Mocs honored, UTC climbs in polls

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team continued its climb in the Football Championship Subdivision polls today.

Following its win at Eastern Kentucky last Saturday, the Mocs (2-1) moved up a spot to No. 13 in the Sports Network poll and went from No. 17 to 14 in the FCS coaches’ poll.

This is the longest UTC has ever been ranked to start a season and the Mocs would likely vault into the top 10 with a win Saturday at No. 3 Appalachian State (2-1).

The Southern Conference announced its players of the week today and Mocs linebacker Wes Dothard was the Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. The redshirt sophomore had 10 tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss in UTC’s 23-14 win at EKU.

Running back Marquis Green was named the Freshman of the Week after scoring the game-winner on a 17-yard run in the third quarter. It was his first career touchdown. Green finished with 21 carries for 68 yards but had runs of 18, 11 and 17 yards on the go-ahead drive.

For more, see tomorrow's Times Free Press. You can also follow beat writer John Frierson on Twitter at twitter.com/mocsbeatCTFP.

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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