UTC Mocs working to turn field goals into TDs

UTC's Richardre Bagley runs for the Mocs in Saturday's 33-27 win at VMI.

It hasn't been that long since the red zone had been very kind to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team. Two Saturdays ago, Derrick Craine scored three touchdowns and the Mocs won 31-3 over Southern Conference opponent Furman.

So the hope for the Mocs is that what happened last Saturday at Virginia Military Institute is more the exception and not a new norm.

Seven trips to the red zone - the area from the opponents' 20-yard line to the end zone - resulted in four field goals and two touchdowns against the Keydets, with the seventh appearance being at the end of the game. UTC kicker Henrique Ribeiro was named SoCon special teams player of the week, but his 3-pointers came as a result of drives stalling inside the 20.