published Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Mocs trailing South Florida at half

South Florida wide receiver Terrence Mitchell (10) gets away from Chattanooga defensive back Sema'je Kendall (16) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.
South Florida wide receiver Terrence Mitchell (10) gets away from Chattanooga defensive back Sema'je Kendall (16) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

TAMPA, Fla. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga trails South Florida 21-10 at halftime in the season opener for both teams tonight at Raymond James Stadium.

Safety D.J. Key breathed some life into the Mocs with a 43-yard interception return to the South Florida 4-yard line and two plays later Keon Williams scored from the 2 with 30 seconds left in the half.

After managing minus-1 yards and zero first downs in the opening quarter, UTC had five first downs and 93 yards in the second.

The Bulls scored first on a 2-yard Demetris Murray run and Nick Pollard got UTC on the board with a career-long 39-yard field goal.Terrell Robinson started the game at quarterback, but neither he nor Jacob Huesman was able to put a drive together.

B.J. Daniels threw a pair of touchdown passes in the second and the Bulls led 21-3 before Key's fourth career interception.

Huesman was 3-for-4 passing for 43 yards in the half, while Robinson was 1-for-1 for 5 yards. Rushing, Huesman had 18 yards on 10 carries, Marquis Green had 17 yards on two attempts and Robinson was shut down with 9 yards on seven carries.

For more Mocs coverage, 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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