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Last night in the SoCon

Make your own joke‘Nooga opened its first season as a SoCon title favorite at home on a Moc-produced TV broadcast against UT-Martin and …. wow .. the birds lose 31-21.

The word of the day is shocked.

“Everyone’s kind of shocked,” senior cornerback Kadeem Wise said after the Mocs’ season-opening loss to the Skyhawks. “We didn’t expect to start the season this way.”

The Skyhawks, who had two running backs eclipse the 100-yard mark in D.J. McNeil and Trent Garland, piled up 289 yards on the ground, while the team’s two inexperienced quarterbacks, Jarod Neal and Dylan Favre, carved up a depleted Mocs secondary throughout, finishing a combined 19-for-27 through the air for 162 yards and a touchdown.

“[This is] probably one of the worst days since I’ve been here, to be physically manhandled by those guys and also to get out-coached — and that’s me,” added Huesman.

Meanwhile, a new year, same ol Whee.

Hello Kitty booted the opening kickoff 58 yards …. out of bounds. Middle Tennessee then took first snap of the game 65 yards for a TD.

Four plays later the Cats punted … for 16 yards … out of bounds.

And … well …. /shuffles feet/looks for positives/shrugs … there was this.

Trailing 31-3, Western Carolina’s Troy Mitchell threw two touchdown passes within 11 seconds for the Catamounts.

Too bad few saw it. Final score, 45-24. Next up, Va Tech.

SoCon play continues tonight with Lil Sammy starring in the FBS debut of Sun Belt’s Georgia State.

* Pic stolen from timesfreepress.com

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