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Mocs talk playoff seeding, what they need to play at home

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Saturday was for celebration as Sunday was for realization for the Chattanooga Mocs.

Realizing that the work isn't done. At stake now is UTC's first ever home playoff game and the have two games to prove they deserve it.

With the 31-13 win over Wofford the Mocs are promised their first playoff game in 30-years, but it's the next two games against Tennessee Tech and Furman that decide when and where.

"If we don't win these next two, we're not getting seeded. Book it," said Head Coach Russ Huesman.

In the 24-team FCS playoff only the top eight teams are seeded, those eight teams earn a first round bye and at least one home playoff game if the school matches the minimum bid, but to reiterate, Huesman say it will not matter without two more wins, "you can go bet the house, the car, anything you want on it, if we don't win these next two we're not getting seeded, you can take that to the bank."

Without that seeding, there's no bye or home playoff game.

"That's not gonna guarantee you a National Championship but is the road going to be easier."

Yes, it is and inside the locker room, the Mocs are aware.

"After the win on Saturday, you felt good clinched SoCon. But woke up Sunday, go to meetings it felt like an ordinary day. Done celebrating and get on Tennessee Tech," said senior tight end Faysal Shafaat.

Now it should be noted that even if Chattanooga wins their final two games, at 9-3 with only one FCS loss to 3rd ranked Jacksonville State a seeding isn't guaranteed, "i could imagine it. I couldn't imagine not getting in last year. I'm telling you, there isn't nothing that will shock me come that selection show. Nothing, now a days," said Coach Huesman.

The Mocs kickoff at Tennessee Tech Saturday at 2:30pm.

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