HOW THEY SCORED
Staff writer Gene Henley examines the scoring drives from the Mocs’ 26-6 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
UTC — Safety, Jerrell Lawson tackles Tyrie Adams in end zone, 10:59 Key play: After forcing a fumble and recovering, only to lose the ball again, the Mocs pinned the Catamounts at their own 4-yard line. On third down, Lawson blitzed and got to Adams for the team’s first safety since Dale Warren blocked a punt against Fordham in the 2015 FCS playoffs.
UTC 2, WCU 0
UTC — Joseph Parker 28-yard pass from Nick Tiano (Victor Ulmo kick), 6:31
Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:28
Key play: The Mocs averaged 10.1 yards per play on the drive and never faced a third down, with Parker hauling in an overthe-shoulder catch for his first score since the 2017 season finale against East Tennessee State.
UTC 9, WCU 0
UTC — Ulmo 39-yard field goal, 11:29
Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 4:03
Key play: Tiano passed to Parker for 17 yards on a third-and-22 that was enough to give Ulmo a try, and the sophomore from Baylor School hit his 17th collegiate field goal.
UTC 12, WCU 0
UTC — Parker 3-yard pass from Tiano (Ulmo kick), 9:27
Drive: 3 plays, 4 yards, 1:20 Key play: Kareem Orr recorded his fourth interception of the season and took the ball to the Catamounts’ 4-yard line.
UTC 19, WCU 0
WCU — Will Horton 47-yard field goal, 0:43 Drive: 6 plays, 5 yards, 2:47
Key play: Daquan Patton had a 37-yard punt return to start the Catamounts deep in UTC territory, but the Mocs had a sack and two more tackles for loss to stop the drive.
UTC 19, WCU 3
UTC — Tyrell Price 3-yard run (Ulmo kick), 0:15 Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards, 7:05
Key play: The Catamounts were called for pass interference while trying to defend Wil Young on a slant route on a thirddown incompletion. The Mocs scored three plays later. UTC 26, WCU 3
WCU — Horton 38-yard field goal, 11:50 Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 3:25
Key play: WCU starting quarterback Adams returned to the game and completed a 37-yard pass to a wide-open Nate Mullen, who fell down at the Mocs’ 6-yard line.
UTC 26, WCU 6