Three takeaways from UTC's football win at The Citadel

Staff file photo by Troy Stolt / UTC tight end Juwan Tyus (88) scored a 75-yard touchdown on a pass from Drayton Arnold for the first points of Saturday's 29-28 overtime victory at The Citadel. Arnold's pass came on UTC's first play from scrimmage.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga rallied to defeat The Citadel 25-24 in overtime in Southern Conference football Saturday afternoon at Johnson-Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

The 18th-ranked Mocs (2-1, 2-0) jumped out to a 17-7 halftime lead, but the Bulldogs (0-6, 0-2) scored in the final minute of regulation to make it 17-all before taking the lead on a touchdown run by quarterback Jaylen Adams in the first overtime series.

When the Mocs got the football in the extra period, they received a gift as the Bulldogs were called for pass interference on fourth down. With UTC's possession extended, running back Tyrell Price scored for the Mocs before Drayton Arnold found tight end Jay Gibson on a shovel pass for two points and the win.