CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- The traditional home opener Downtown Pep Rally for UTC football got off to a roaring start Wednesday afternoon at Miller Plaza.

As the Mocs prepare to host UT-Martin Thursday night at Finley Stadium, Coach Russ Huesman encouraged the crowd to "bring someone and give us five hours of your time, we've got a good football team for you this year."

New Chancellor Dr. Steve Angle praised the campus for its school spirit, and said he was excited to be a part of the university community.