Depth of Mocs' D-line could be tested soon

UTC defensive tackle Isaiah Mack (8) and the rest of the third-ranked Mocs are preparing for an important SoCon game Saturday at The Citadel.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman and his staff hit the recruiting trail hard after the 2015 season, attempting to build more depth all over the field but most of all on the defensive line.

What they've built will be put to test in the coming weeks.

Already six games into the season, another three games will pass before the Mocs have an off week at the start of November. By then, UTC's postseason fate may have already been sealed, because only a Southern Conference game against Wofford and the season finale against Alabama will remain.

For the Mocs (6-0, 4-0), who are ranked third in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches' poll, Saturday's game at eighth-ranked The Citadel (5-0, 3-0), next week's home against Virginia Military Institute and an Oct.