Derrick Craine scores three times in Mocs' blowout win over ETSU

UTC's Derrick Craine ran for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-14 Southern Conference win at Furman.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Derrick Craine had three rushing touchdowns, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defense dominated in a 37-7 win over East Tennessee State at Kermit-Tipton Stadium on Saturday.

The third-ranked Mocs (5-0, 3-0) return home to host Mercer in a big Southern Conference clash on Oct. 8 at Finley Stadium.

Craine finished with 63 yards rushing, while Alejendro Bennifield had 180 yards passing. The Mocs totaled 397 yards of total offense, while the UTC defense, which allowed 71 yards in the first quarter, held the Bucs (2-2, 1-2) to 61 yards in the final three quarters.

After a slow first quarter in which the Mocs led 3-0 on a Henrique Ribeiro career-long 52-yard field goal, the Mocs exploded for 14 points in the second and third quarters.