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Robinson honored, but Mocs drop from polls

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga lost its third straight game and its starting quarterback Saturday at Georgia Southern.

Those losses produced mix results.

Three straight losses by a combined four points finally dropped the Mocs from the latest The Sports Network and the FCS Coaches polls released Monday.

UTC (2-4) was the only team with a losing record in either poll last week at Nos. 23 and 24. Chattanooga still received plenty of votes, likely based on the strength of its schedule, and would be ranked No. 28 in both polls.

Quarterback B.J. Coleman's status is unknown for Saturday's game against Western Carolina after suffering a sprained shoulder in the loss to still top-ranked Georgia Southern (5-0). However, if he is unable to go, the Mocs gained plenty of confidence in his backup.

Quarterback Terrell Robinson was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week following his performance off the bench in Coleman's place. The South Pittsburg product completed 5-of-9 passes for 69 yards, and rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns while nearly leading the Mocs to a remarkable come-from-behind victory.

He is the first player to record a 100-yard rushing game against Georgia Southern this season, and the first UTC player to score three rushing TD's in a game since Eldra Buckley in 2006.

His 114 yards rushing is an individual season-high for the Mocs, who have had trouble running the ball this season.

Coach Russ Huesman told our media partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press that Coleman will spend much of the week with his arm in a sling, but he has not been ruled out for Saturday's home date with the Catamounts.

Georgia Southern's Robert Brown was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a season-high 178 yards on 17 carries, including a long of 68, in the win over the Mocs.

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