Mocs have lost last 10 decided by 3 or less

photo University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs assistant coach Marcus West, quarterback Jacob Huesman (14) and head coach Russ Huesman watch from the sidelines during the Mocs overtime loss to Samford at Seibert Stadium, in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

Mocs GlanceSamford (2-1, 1-0 SoCon) at UTC (1-2, 0-0)Saturday, 7 p.m.Finley Stadium96.1 FM

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program has been vastly improved since Russ Huesman took over five years ago, speeding through winning seasons four times and a share of the Southern Conference championship in 2013.

The one speed bump that has prevented them from earning a playoff berth has been the failure to win close games. UTC has lost 10 straight games decided by three points or less, including last year's 17-14 overtime defeat at Samford that cost the Mocs the outright league title and the automatic playoff bid that comes with it.