UTC Football: Mocs (0-2) Look For First Win Saturday

Mocs Host UT-Martin

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - by B.B Branton

The UTC Mocs are 0-2 but history is on their side to get a win Saturday in the home opener against UT-Martin (1-1) with kickoff set for 6 p.m.

When starting 0-2, the Mocs are 12-11 in the third game of a season dating back to 1907 and 9-7 in home games after starting 0-2.

Playing on Sept 16: The Mocs are 5-1 in home games on this date and 1-2 on the road.

The last time UTC played on Sept. 16 was a 28-21 loss at Western Kentucky in 2006

TheT last home win on this date was a 72-17 victory against Miss. Valley State (and Jerry Rice had long since graduated) in 2000

Team Stats:

UT-Martin

Team/Opponent stats

Rushing per game. 242 to 73.5

Passing per game 153.5 to 271

Turnover plus and minus. 6 for and 5 against

3Rd Down Conversions 11 of 29 to 6 of 23

4th Down Conversions 3 of 5 to 0 of 3

Red Zone Scoring. 8 of 10 ... to 5 of 8

Quarter scoring .. 22-7-9-21

UTC

rushing per game... 72 to 203

Passing per game ... 196 to 207

Turnover Ratio 3-3 to 3-4

3rd Down Conversions 8 of 29 to 11-26

4th Down Conversions 1 of 3. To 1 of 1

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