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Mocs' Robinson earns SoCon freshman honors again

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga quarterback Terrell Robinson is the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second straight week.

As the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Mocs since Matt Lopez in 2003, Robinson completed 7-of-11 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-7 rout of Western Carolina. The South Pittsburg product also rushed for 72 yards on 14 carries.

Robinson took over for an injured B.J. Coleman in the first half of last week's game against Georgia Southern and nearly led UTC to a come-from-behind win. He was named the Mocs' starter against Western Carolina last Thursday as Coleman continues to recover from a sprained shoulder.

Robinson engineered scoring drives of 75, 63 and 63 yards in the first quarter alone. Robinson's 32-yard run on the first play from scrimmage was the longest run of the year for UTC before Marquis Green turned in a 34-yard run later in the first quarter.

For the season, Robinson now ranked third on the team with 186 yards rushing on 35 carries. He's completed 12-of-20 passes for 185 yards with one interception. He's also scored six touchdowns, three each on the ground and in the air.

Chattanooga coach Russ Huesman said Coleman will be the starter once he's healthy enough to return, but Robinson will still see snaps. No decision has been made on which quarterback will start Saturday's SoCon game at Elon.

Dalton High grad and current Georgia Southern kicker Adrian Mora was also named the SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week. Mora scored 12 points in GSU's 50-20 win over Furman Saturday, including field goals of 23 and 49 yards.

The senior broke the FCS record for consecutive PAT's with his 127th straight conversion in the third quarter. He went on to make two more, extending to new record to 129 straight extra points.

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