Mocs trailing South Florida at half

Mocs trailing South Florida at half

September 1st, 2012 by John Frierson in Local Regional News

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 /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.

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