Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman and kicker Nick Pollard were both honored by the Southern Conference for their performances in Saturday’s 24-17 win over Elon.
Huesman set a UTC record with his fourth SoCon Freshman of the Week honor, surpassing teammate Terrell Robinson (2011) and James Roberts (1989), who both earned three. He’s also the first player to earn four SoCon weekly honors since Appalachian State’s Armanti Edwards captured five in 2006.
Huesman, who racked up 345 total yards and accounted for all three of Chattanooga’s touchdowns against the Phoenix, was also named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week. He found Terrell Robinson from 13 yards out to give UTC a 17-10 lead, and later connected with Robinson on a 67-yard strike in the third quarter.
The 67-yard touchdown pass was Huesman’ longest completion of the season.
Pollard averaged 43.2 yards on his six punts Saturday. The sophomore pinned Elon inside its 20-yard-line on five of his six punts. Two of his final three punts were downed inside the Phoenix’s 10-yard-line. Pollard had three punts over 50 yards, including his game-high 58-yarder.
He also connected of a 30-yard field goal attempt midway through the first quarter.
The Mocs concluded their regular season with a 6-5 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the SoCon. It is UTC’s third winning season in the last four years.