2016 Chattanooga Mocs football team

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2016 Chattanooga Mocs football
Chattanooga Mocs logo.svg
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
STATS No. 13
FCS Coaches No. 10
2016 record 9–4 (6–2 SoCon)
Head coach Russ Huesman (8th season)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Durden
Defensive coordinator Adam Braithwaite
Home stadium Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 20,668)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 The Citadel $^   8 0         10 2  
#13 Chattanooga ^   6 2         9 4  
#9 Wofford ^   6 2         10 4  
#23 Samford ^   5 3         7 5  
Mercer   4 4         6 5  
Furman   3 5         3 8  
East Tennessee State   2 6         5 6  
VMI   1 7         3 8  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2016 Chattanooga Mocs football team represented the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The Mocs were led by eighth year head coach and alum Russ Huesman and played their home games at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in SoCon play to finish in a tie for second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Weber State in the first round, before losing to Sam Houston State in the second round.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM Shorter* No. 6 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN SDN W 66–0   9,588
September 10 2:00 PM Presbyterian* No. 6 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN W 34–0   8,370
September 17 7:00 PM at Furman No. 6 Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC ESPN3 W 21–14   5,347
September 24 2:00 PM Samford No. 5 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN W 41–21   8,714
October 1 12:00 PM at East Tennessee State No. 5 Kermit Tipton StadiumJohnson City, TN SDN W 37–7   7,411
October 8 4:00 PM Mercer No. 5 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN W 52–31   11,039
October 15 3:00 PM at No. 8 The Citadel No. 5 Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC FSN L 14–22   14,590
October 22 2:00 PM VMI No. 11 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN W 30–13   10,505
October 29 3:30 PM at Western Carolina No. 10 E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC SDN W 38–25   10,760
November 12 2:00 PM Wofford No. 7 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN SDN L 28–36   8,750
November 19 7:00 PM at No. 1 (FBS) Alabama* No. 12 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN2 L 3–31   101,821
November 26 2:00 PM No. 25 Weber State* No. 11 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 W 45–14   5,238
December 3 3:00 PM at No. 1 Sam Houston State* No. 11 Bowers StadiumHuntsville, TX (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 L 36–41   4,897
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Schedule source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Shorter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 0 0 0 0 0
#6 Mocs 24 21 14 7 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Presbyterian[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Hose 0 0 0 0 0
#6 Mocs 7 13 14 0 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2015 W 21–0

at Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Mocs 0 7 14 0 21
Paladins 0 0 0 14 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–27 2015 W 31–3

Samford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 7 7 21
#5 Mocs 7 14 10 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–10–3 2015 W 31–21

at East Tennessee State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Mocs 3 14 14 6 37
Buccaneers 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–18–1 2003 L 7–68

Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 0 14 14 31
#5 Mocs 14 24 14 0 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–7–1 2015 L 14–17

at The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Mocs 7 7 0 0 14
#8 Bulldogs 7 10 2 3 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–17–2 2015 W 31–23

VMI[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 13 0 13
#11 Mocs 7 10 6 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–7–1 2015 W 33–27

at Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Mocs 14 17 7 0 38
Catamounts 10 0 7 8 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–16 2015 W 41–13

Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Terriers 10 16 7 3 36
#7 Mocs 14 7 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–11 2015 W 20–17

at Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Mocs 3 0 0 0 3
#1 (FBS) Crimson Tide 0 14 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–12 2013 L 0–49

FCS Playoffs[edit]

First Round–Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Wildcats 0 0 7 7 14
#11 Mocs 14 10 7 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Second Round–Sam Houston State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Mocs 0 14 10 12 36
#1 Bearkats 14 7 14 6 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 11 10 9 7 12 11 13 
Coaches 7 6 4 3 3 3 3 8 8 8 7 11 9 10 
FCS Playoffs Not released 8 7 NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - Schedule". University of Tennessee–Chattanooga Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 6, 2016.