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Mocs' Dothard, Robinson earn SoCon honors for third time

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Wes Dothard (Photo Courtesy: GoMocs.com) Wes Dothard (Photo Courtesy: GoMocs.com)
Terrell Robinson (Photo Courtesy: Times Free Press) Terrell Robinson (Photo Courtesy: Times Free Press)

CHATTANOOGA (UTC) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore linebacker Wes Dothard and freshman quarterback Terrell Robinson were honored with Southern Conference Football Player of the Week awards Monday.

It is the third defensive honor this season for Dothard and the third-straight freshman award for Robinson.

This is the first time any Moc has earned three SoCon Player of the Week honors in one year since Chris Sanders in 1999 and the first time a Chattanooga freshman has earned three honors since running back James Roberts in 1989. It is also the first time UTC has had multiple three-time winners in one year since Roberts and linebacker Junior Jackson in 1989.

Dothard set a new career high with a game-high 15 tackles as Chattanooga topped Elon, 42-18. The sophomore recorded nine solo stops and added 2.5 tackles for loss. Dothard forced his fourth fumble of the season which is tied for third place nationally. The Carrolton, Ga., native is 16th in FCS with 13.5 tackles for loss this year and ranks sixth in the SoCon with 9.2 stops per game.

Making just his second career start, Robinson helped the Mocs earn their first win over Elon in five years. He is the first to win three SoCon Freshman of the Week awards since Elon's Scott Riddle in 2007 and the first to win three in a row since Appalachian State's Armanti Edwards in 2006.

Against the Phoenix, Robinson ran for a game-high 115 yards on 14 carries. He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 140 yards and 3 TDs. He is the first Moc with 100 yards rushing and passing since Tony Meredino in 1978. After Elon cut the UTC lead to 28-18 in the fourth quarter, Robinson took the first play from scrimmage and rushed 41 yards. Two plays later the Mocs scored on a Marquis Green run to push their lead to 35-18.

Chattanooga has taken home a school-record eight SoCon Player of the Week honors this season. UTC also leads the SoCon in Player of the Week honors this year. The Mocs are currently 4-4 overall and 2-3 in SoCon action. UTC hosts Furman (4-3, 3-2 SoCon) on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at Finley Stadium.

Information provided by UTC Sports Information and GoMocs.com.

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