Chattanooga-(WDEF) No shame for the Mocs in losing to division one Central Michigan and 9th ranked Jacksonville State by a combined seven points. But it’s the lack of offense that has troubled UTC, especially their performance last weekend against the Gamecocks.
On Saturday, the Mocs offense did not get a first down until the third quarter, and they finished with only 111 yards of total offense.
Reporter-"How would you describe the offensive performance last Saturday?"
Said offensive lineman Hunter Townson,"I would say not good at all. It’s on our shoulders. We should play better than that."
Added head coach Russ Huesman,"We don’t have any confidence."
Coach Huesman couldn’t sleep after the loss, so he says he went to work Sunday at 4:30 in the morning.
"I got home at 9:30 that night, and my wife looked at me and said, what are you doing home already. Kind of like that. Like you better be working because we’ve got to get it fixed."
Okay, how do you fix it?
Said Huesman,"For one, getting our best eleven on the field offensively. However that occurs."
And clearly, one of the best eleven is receiver Tommy Hudson.
Said Huesman,"Tommy Hudson does a lot of great things. If he doesn’t get any touches in the course of the game that’s on us as a coaching staff. We’ve got to find ways to get him the ball."
Quarterback Jacob Huesman has been the team’s leading rusher the last two years.
But he has just 51 yards rushing in two games this year.
Said Russ Huesman,"They’re taking the quarterback out. They’re taking Jacob out of the game. They’re not letting him keep the football. So they’re doing that to us, which is pretty smart. Now we’ve got to take advantage in other ways, and we haven’t been doing that."
Said Townson,"We just have to come in and focus every day and look towards the next week because we can’t do anything about the last two weeks."