The Chattanooga Mocs returned to Finley Stadium for senior day and military appreciation day as they welcomed The Citadel for a Southern Conference battle.

After giving up an early safety the Mocs offense connected with a big play. Nick Tiano found Tyrin Summers over the middle and Summers had nothing but daylight en route to a 75-yd score.

Chattanooga would force a fumble on the ensuing drive and Tiano wasted no time cashing in, finding Bryce Nunnelly who made plenty of defenders miss on his way to a 27-yd touchdown.

The Citadel would strike before the half, but the Mocs took a 12-9 lead into the locker room.

The third quarter got ugly for Chattanooga as the Bulldogs scored 17-pts out of halftime to go up 26-12 heading into the final quarter.

Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks broke up the Bulldogs scoring streak with a 45-yd touchdown run to keep the Mocs alive. Things started to look bleak for Chattanooga when Clay Harris found the end zone with 8:49 left to give The Citadel a 33-20 lead.

The Mocs would rally on their ensuing drive with a big pass downfield to Nunnelly that set up an 11-yd touchdown run from Ibitokun-Hanks to keep Chattanooga in it.

A failed attempt to tie on their next drive would put the pressure on the Mocs defense. They're able to get the ball back in the hands of their offense with the game on the line.

In his final game inside Finley Stadium, Tiano may have had his shining moment. He finds the end zone on 1st and 10 from the Bulldogs 20-yd line to put Chattanooga on top 34-33 with less than 30 seconds to go.

The Mocs shut down any miracle and win their second straight conference game 34-33 over The Citadel. They improve to 6-5, 5-2 in Southern Conference play.

Wofford clinched the conference's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs with their win over Furman and the Mocs victory over The Citadel. Chattanooga can still finish in a tie for first place with a win over VMI next week and a Bulldogs win over Wofford.