UTC loses at last second to Jacksonville State

UTC loses at last second to Jacksonville State

September 8th, 2012 by John Frierson in News

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

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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.