Freshman running back Ailym Ford will see an even more increased load at running back on Saturday. Senior grad transfer Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks is out for a few weeks with a hamstring strain.

Ford rushed for 195 yards in Saturday's 60-36 conference win over Western Carolina coming just seven yards shy of tying a school record for rushing yards in a game as a freshman.

The Mocs defense will have their hands full with Mercer QB Robert Riddle. Riddle, a McCallie grad and Lookout Mountain native, has thrown 13 touchdown passes this year, good enough for fifth in the country.

Soddy Daisy native Ty Boeck will look to lead the defense after a career-high 15 tackles against the Catamounts.

Chattanooga and Mercer kickoff at 4 p.m. from Five Star Stadium in Macon, GA. You an stream the game live on ESPN+.