Freeman, Sears Nods Highlight Mocs Homecoming Week Start

It’s Homecoming Week for the Chattanooga Mocs. That brings a lot of excitement and energy to campus life. The week is off to an excellent start with news that Rashun Freeman and Aaron Sears earned Southern Conference Player of the Week presented by GEICO honors for their effort in a dominating 55-13 win at Samford.

Freeman’s Defensive Player of the Week nod is his first of the season and fourth by a Moc. Devonnsha Maxwell won last week as well in Week 2 of the season, while Ty Boeck’s performance at Kentucky in Week 3 was best in the league.

The Ooltewah native spear-headed a phenomenal defensive performance. He collected five tackles including one for loss and his third career interception. Freeman expertly read the play for the pick 6.

The defense held the SoCon’s (and 1 of the nation’s) most potent offenses in check. The Bulldogs managed 200 yards total with 69 on the ground and just 131 by air for just 13 points. That was 26.7 below their scoring, 216.7 fewer passing yards and 291.5 beneath total offense averages entering the game.

Sears claims his second Special Teams Player of the Week. The first time came alongside Boeck at Kentucky in mid-September. He became just the third freshman in school history to make double-digits field goals in their first campaign. That joins Rodney Allen who nailed 11 in 1989 and Nick Pollard’s 10 in 2011.

He connected from 21 and 40 yards amassing 13 points on the day. It was a new season high for points for the Murfreesboro, Tenn., native. The 40-yarder made him 3-3 from that range and 10-12 overall in an impressive debut.

This is the third time the Mocs corralled two of the three honors this season. Boeck and Sears in Week three were mentioned already, while Maxwell was joined a week ago by Tyrell Price on the offensive side. That make seven of a possible 24 honors for the campaign thus far nesting in Chattanooga.