Maxwell Earns National Recognition Following Wofford Win

niversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior defensive lineman Devonnsha Maxwell was among the honorable mentions for the Stats Perform FCS National Players of the Week. Maxwell tied career highs with 2.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss in the Mocs’ 24-13 win over No. 11 Wofford.

UTC’s defense held the Terriers’ triple-option attack to less than 200 yards (199 = 148 rush + 51 pass) of total offense for the first time since 177 yards at North Dakota State on Dec. 9, 2017. Maxwell finished with six tackles and also forced a fumble to lead the stout defensive effort.

This was UTC’s first win over Wofford since a 20-17 win on Oct. 24, 2015, snapping a four-game losing streak in the series.

It was also the Mocs’ first win over a ranked team since a 23-21 win at No. 8 Samford on Oct. 28, 2017, and the highest ranked home win since a 38-17 win over No. 10 Jacksonville State on Sept. 10, 2011.

Up next for the Mocs is a trip to The Citadel. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on Saturday, March 6, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Fans can catch the game on the Mocs Sports Network on 97.7 FM/1070 AM WFLI or ESPN+.