CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs had one gridiron shot this fall. COVID-19 moved the league schedule to the spring and three non-conference games were cancelled. All that remained was an October date at Western Kentucky.
The two fought tooth-and-nail for 60 minutes. In the end, Western prevailed 13-10 in a controversial ending.
Tyrell Pigrome lobbed a 4-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal to Craig Burt, Jr., in the back corner of the end zone with just 1:21 to play. Bryce Nunnelly took the ensuing kickoff 102 yards to retake the lead, but as ESPN personality Lee Corso so famously says, “not so fast”.
The referees decided upback Tyrin Summers called for a fair catch although he was not in the frame of the play. Replays showed Nunnelly clearly caught the kickoff with intentions to return it, but the call was made and the touchdown was called back. The Hilltoppers stopped the Mocs offense and the ball turned over on downs.
WKU: PIGROME, T. (73 PASS); WALKER, G. (88 RUSH); TINSLEY, M. (46 REC);