Mocs fall short but provide hope in loss

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / UTC wide receiver Bryce Nunnelly stands on the sideline after his kickoff return for a touchdown in the final two minutes of Saturday's game at Western Kentucky was called back.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - If Saturday's performance was any indication of what lies ahead in the spring, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Rusty Wright is in the process of building a solid program at his alma mater.

The final score - Western Kentucky 13, UTC 10 - left the Football Championship Subdivision's Mocs salty. It was a game they believed they should have won, and they were probably right. The Mocs were the better team on the field for most of the game on both sides of the ball in what will be their only game in 2020, with the Southern Conference schedule and the FCS playoffs postponed to the 2021 spring semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still, UTC offense's largely struggled, finishing with just 225 yards. The Mocs leaned on their rushing attack, but only 31 of their 135 yards on the ground came in the second half.