published Saturday, September 8th, 2012

UTC loses at last second to Jacksonville State

Jacksonville State running back DaMarcus James (32) runs for a touchdown Saturday against UT-Chattanooga.
Photo by Stephen Gross
Jacksonville State running back DaMarcus James (32) runs for a touchdown Saturday against UT-Chattanooga. Photo by Stephen Gross

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Griffin Thomas kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired Saturday to life No. 24 Jacksonville State to a 27-24 win over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Saturday at JSU Stadium.

Mocs redshirt freshman quarterback Jacob Huesman had led UTC on a game-tying drive that led to a 16-yard touchdown pass to Ron Moore with 37 seconds left in the game. Needing a 2-point conversion to tie the game, UTC called timeout and called for a Keon Williams run — and Williams was able to fight his way into the end zone.

A 34-yard kickoff return by Gabriel Chambers gave the Gamecocks (1-1) life and the UTC (0-2) defense wasn’t able to keep Jacksonville State from getting into Thomas’ range.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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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