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Chattanooga stuffs ETSU with stingy defense in 10-3 win

November 18, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Cole Copeland was 20-of-29 passing for 154 yards and one touchdown, Darrell Bridges ran 20 times for 74 yards and Chattanooga’s defense held East Tennessee State to 116 yards offense in a 10-3 win over the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Copeland threw the game’s lone touchdown, an 8-yarder to Joseph Parker early in the third quarter to end a 4-play, 27-yard drive. Copeland completed the 20 passes to 10 different targets.

Chattanooga (3-8, 3-5 Southern Conference) limited Austin Herink to 13-of-37 passing for 92 yards and held Falon Lee in check with 21 yards on 10 carries. ETSU (4-7, 2-6) entered the game third in conference in passing averaging 212.4 yards per game and Herink was second in conference in passing yards.

The two teams combined for a total of 18 punts with ETSU’s Marion Watson booming a 54-yarder and Colin Brewer 52-yards for the Mocs.

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