Mocs' one win away from 30-year playoff hiatus
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- "Restore the glory." The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga adopted that phrase shortly after head coach Russ Huesman arrived on campus. Six years later, the glory that was 1984 is only one win away.
Quarterback Jacob Huesman said, "we felt a little disrespected that people were putting other teams up there with us. We wanted to make a statement and prove to the conference that we're the top dogs."
Statement made. The Mocs suffocated previously unbeaten, in SoCon play, Western Carolina. 51-0.
"Best game of football since i've been here. I've said by a million miles and that's probably true," said Coach Huesman.
That win set up another first for Coach Huesman and the Mocs.
"We've been waiting to play some playoff football for a while now," said Jacob Huesman.
A win Saturday at home over Wofford and the wait is over. A win takes the selection committee out of the equation as the Mocs can earn their first automatic playoff bid in 30-years.
"Obviously we got a share of the conference last year and stepped back and said that's not good enough this year," said Jacob Huesman.
"Hopefully we can come in and finish what we started four and a half years ago," added senior Davis Tull.
As for duplicating last weeks near perfection, Coach Huesman says it's unlikely, but that's okay, as long as the Mocs remain flawless in SoCon play.
"Right now that has to be the only focus. Our guys will be ready to play. I got confidence in our kids. If we play well and they play well and it's good enough to win that will happen," said Coach Huesman.