Wiedmer: COVID-19 could deliver UTC its first undefeated football season

UTC head coach Rusty Wright confers with Chris James (17) and Jack Keebler (87). The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs hosted The Citadel Bulldogs in Southern Conference football at Finley Stadium on Nov. 16, 2019. / Staff Photo by Robin Rudd

An undefeated season.

Over the 112 years that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has fielded a football team - including all those seasons when the Mocs were known simply as the University of Chattanooga - the school has never previously won every game on its schedule.

They have had one perfect season, if you want to call it that. A perfectly awful one in 1907. Six games. Six losses. Not one other time, before or since, have the Mocs lost them all.

But come Oct. 24 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, UTC can make history. Beat the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers that day, and the Mocs will officially end the 2020 season without a defeat.

Of course, lose to the fast-rising Football Bowl Subdivision program - the Hilltoppers won 45-19 at Arkansas last November on their way to a 9-4 season - and UTC will post its second winless season ever.