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UTC's C.J. Board runs the ball against against Wofford in their game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.

SATURDAY STAR

At the moment, Henrique Ribeiro is beloved by everybody within and around the UTC program. The junior — called by defensive tackle Josh Freeman the "best kicker in the nation" — made two extra points and field goals from 34 and 38 yards, with the latter winning the game as time ran out.

STAT OF THE GAME

The win. In his seven-year tenure as UTC's head coach, Russ Huesman was 1-11 entering Saturday in games decided by three points or less. That stat changed with Ribeiro's kick, as the Mocs got their first win at Wofford since 1998.

TURNING POINT

UTC had been stagnant after the first drive of the game and trailed at halftime. Quarterback Jacob Huesman threw his second interception of the game in the end zone, but on the very next play Wofford put the ball on the ground, and defensive tackle Isaiah Mack recovered it. That led to the Mocs scoring and taking a 14-9 lead.

THE BIG PLAY

The big play was the last play. Ribeiro's kick capped off a very clutch drive by the UTC offense, which converted a fourth-down play and moved the ball 54 yards in eight plays in two minutes. The offense began that possession with 201 yards on the day but made big plays when needed.

WHAT IT MEANS

FCS conference play is about surviving and advancing, because a conference title typically means a spot in the 24-team playoff field. The last two weeks the Mocs have survived troubling inconsistent play, and now they're over halfway to a second consecutive undefeated SoCon record and third consecutive title.

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