published Sunday, November 24th, 2013

UTC Mocs football team left out of playoff field

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    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs quarterback Jacob Huesman reacts as the FCS playoff bracket is announced at UTC's University Center auditorium today. The 8-4 Mocs were one of the first teams out of the postseason.
    Photo by C. B. Schmelter /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team's 2013 season came to an end today when the Mocs were left out of the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoff field.

UTC got together at the University Center to watch the selection show on ESPNU — the opening shot was of the Mocs — and the players and coaches watched silently as the brackets were announced.

The Mocs finished 8-4, 6-2 in the Southern Conference, and shared the program's first conference championship since 1984. UTC shared the title with Furman and Samford.

The Paladins earned the automatic bid via tiebreaker and Samford received an at-large bid.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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