Chattanooga’s Jacob Huesman was named the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Month the league office announced Wednesday. The redshirt freshman quarterback completed 64 percent of his passes for 570 yards and three touchdowns in November, and helped the Mocs to a 2-1 finish.
The 6-1, 210-pounder ran for 307 yards and three scores, eclipsing the 100-yard mark in both rushing and passing in two of the three games. Huesman is the first UTC player to be named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Month since running back Eldra Buckley in Sept. 2006.
Huesman threw for 229 yards in the Mocs’ overtime loss to Wofford and a season-high 243 the following week against Elon in Chattanooga’s season finale. He finished the month with a 133.48 passer rating and a team-high 314 all-purpose yards.
Huesman concluded his freshman season with 1,712 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns and seven rushing touchdowns, all setting or matching UTC freshman records. His 904 yards on the ground make him the first quarterback to lead the team in rushing in school history.