published Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Mocs lead The Citadel at half

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga got going offensively and defensively in the second quarter tonight at Johnson Hagood Stadium and leads No. 15-ranked Citadel 14-3 at the half.

After The Citadel took a 3-0 lead early in the game, and held the Mocs to 16 first-half yards, UTC’s offense came alive in the second quarter. Terrell Robinson hit Ron Moore for a 13-yard touchdown to put UTC up 7-3 and Jacob Huesman hit Faysal Shafaat for a 1-yard score in the closing seconds of the half to make it 14-3.

The Mocs had an excellent chance to get on the scoreboard late in the period after wide receiver Ron Moore came off the edge and blocked a Cass Couey punt. UTC recovered at the Bulldog 28-yard line but went backward from there. Nick Pollard missed a 52-yard field goal attempt that would have tied the game.

UTC had 151 yards of offense in the second quarter, while the Bulldogs had just 18 after gaining 122 in the first.

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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