CHATTANOOGA, TN (gomocs.com) -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga hosts Fordham in the opening round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs this weekend. The Mocs welcome the Rams to Finley Stadium for a 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 28.
This marks the second straight season UTC has secured a bid into the playoffs. It is also the second year in a row Chattanooga hosts at least one home game.
Tickets are available now on gomocs.com. Fans can also call the UTC Ticket Office beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. at (423) 266-MOCS (6627) to purchase tickets. All season tickets holders were mailed information last week on how to purchase their seats for the playoffs. Check your ticket account on GoMocs.com or call the UTC Ticket Office on Monday with any questions or to purchase additional tickets. Tickets prices start at $5 for students, $20 for general admission and $30 for reserved chairbacks.
"This is a position that we are thrilled to be in," said Mocs Head Coach Russ Huesman. "We're 8-3, we got a share of the conference championship, we get a home game and we're playing a good team.
"We're in the playoffs! I can't imagine anybody not being excited right now in Chattanooga. We're thrilled and we understand that we have a good team coming to Finley."
This will be the first ever matchup between UTC and Fordham, as the Rams closed out their regular season with a 9-3 overall record, and finished 5-1 in the Patriot League. They began their season with an FBS win when they defeated Army 37-35 on the road in Week 1.
"Fordham can play. They beat Army this year and lost to Villanova 14-7," Huesman said. "They are a playoff team each and every year and we know that we will have a tough test. This is an exciting day and this is fun.
"This is what you look for right here. We're one of 24 teams right now that can win an FCS Championship. We're excited!"
The Mocs wrapped up their regular season yesterday with a 52-13 loss to No. 16 Florida State to finish 8-3 overall. A week prior, UTC won a share of its third straight Southern Conference title with a 31-23 win over The Citadel. That win gave the Mocs (6-1 in the SoCon), an automatic bid into the playoffs.