Presbyterian College vs. University of Tennessee Chattanooga


Pete Peterson, Staff Writer

Hoping to rebound after a tough loss to CMU, our beloved Blue Hose traveled to Tennessee to take on the top ranked Chattanooga Mocs. The Hose were hoping to secure their first victory of the season and gain revenge off of a tough loss from last season.  Unfortunately, the Hose were never able to get any momentum, and lost 34-0.

The first quarter was a battle of defensives as our Blue Hose held their own versus the Mocs. During the first quarter, the match-up would prove to be a tough one. During the final two minutes, unfortunately for our Hose, Moc’s quarterback Alejandro Bennifield was able to find a hole in the defense and throw a touchdown pass.

The second quarter started off with a quick Alejandro Bennifield touchdown pass in the opening minute. Following the extra point, the Moc’s held a 14-0 lead. For the vast majority of the quarter, the defenses battled it out. However, Alejandro Bennifield was once again able to find a hole in the defense and throw another touchdown pass, but the Mocs did miss the PAT (Point After Touchdown).

Going into the third quarter, the Blue Hose still had a chance to win the game. However, early in the quarter, Alejandro Bennifield was able to break away and score a rushing touchdown.  After the rushing touchdown, the Moc’s held a 27-0 lead. The Hose’s defense stood tall for the rest of the quarter despite giving up another Alejandro Bennifield touchdown pass. Going into the 4th quarter, the Moc’s held a 34-0 lead.

The fourth quarter proved to be a tough one for both teams. As neither team was able to really gain any momentum, no points were scored.

Despite the Blue Hose loss, there were some bright spots in this game. Brett Norton recorded a 64-yard punt in the first half, which was a career high and the second longest in PC history. Also, Redshirt Junior Will Brock saw his first career action for the Hose and threw for over 50 yards.

On Saturday, September 17, the Blue Hose hope to beat conference opponent Campbell as they head to Buies Creek, North Carolina.