Matchup: Chattanooga Mocs vs. App State Mountaineers

Andrew Clausen

How App Can Win:

If the Mountaineers are going to carry forward the momentum from their previous win against No. 24 Georgia Southern, they’re going to need to throw everything out the window that happened before that.

Everything they did last Saturday needs to be in the game plan for the rest of the season. Kameron Bryant will need to continue his great play behind center and give his receivers something to work with as they are going up against a great pass defense.

The Mocs’ run defense isn’t quite something to worry about and may allow running back Marcus Cox to have another good game. Cox could be the one to make the difference again for the Mountaineers.

How UTC Can Win:

The 6-2 Mocs are good at what they do.

They’re a disciplined team that defends hard on the receivers, moves the ball through the air at every opportunity and doesn’t make many mistakes. They rank third in fewest turnovers and fourth in fewest penalty yards in the FCS rankings.

Their only losses this season have come at the hands of UT Martin and Georgia Southern.

Quarterback Jacob Huesman ranks third in the SoCon with a 143.2 passer rating, 13 touchdowns, four interceptions and 65.9-percent completion. He will need to keep it up against the Mountaineers.

The Bottom Line:

Just like the last three games in the series, which were decided by an average of 6.7 points, this game should be close and high scoring.

And, if history plans to repeat itself, App State should get off to a slow start before roaring back into the game.

Look for two quarterbacks who are playing well as both teams’ offenses are peaking. That means, however, the game will most likely be decided by how well the respective secondaries play.

Story: ANDREW CLAUSEN, Sports Editor