|September 16, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|ETSU||TD||12:38||Vincent Lowe 22 Yd Pass From Austin Herink (JJ Jerman kick)|
|CIT||TD||07:10||Rainey 10 Yd Run (Godek kick)|
|ETSU||TD||01:05||Drake Powell 8 Yd Pass From Austin Herink (JJ Jerman kick)|
|ETSU||FG||11:01||JJ Jerman 46 Yd|
|CIT||TD||04:17||D. Allen 1 Yd Run (Godek kick)|
|CIT||TD||11:42||Webb 7 Yd Run (Godek kick)|
|CIT||TD||07:50||Webb 28 Yd Pass From D. Allen (Godek kick)|
|ETSU||TD||05:15||Jajuan Stinson 4 Yd Run|
|CIT||FG||02:17||Godek 46 Yd|
|Stats at a Glance||CIT||ETSU|
|3rd Down Conversions||9-17||2-12|
|4th Down Conversions||0-2||0-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||104 (4-11)||182 (18-32)|
|Rushing (Att)||331 (72)||26 (22)|
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2017) – Coming off playing top-ranked James Madison last weekend, the ETSU football team faces another ranked opponent on Saturday, as the Buccaneers open Southern Conference play by hosting two-time defending champion and No. 13 The Citadel. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
YOUTH DAY PROMOTION
Saturday is “Youth Day” at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium … Children 12 and younger receive free admission with a paying adult … The family-friendly Food City Fan Zone will open at 10 a.m.
MORE THINGS TO KNOW FOR SATURDAY
Several Bucs are among the FCS career active leaders list … Dylan Weigel leads all FCS players in total tackles per game (10.29), while ranking third in solo tackles per game (5.54) and 13th in total tackles (247) … JJ Jerman ranks 10th among FCS active kickers in field goal percentage (.710) and 14th in field goals made (22) … Austin Herink ranks 17th among FCS active quarterbacks in total offense plays per game (29.46), 23rd in total plays (3,601), 24th in completions per game (12.71), and 39th in passing efficiency (119.47) … Jajuan Stinson ranks 24th among FCS running backs in rushes per game (11.91) and 35th in all-purpose plays per game (12.65) … Domenique Williams ranks second among FCS returners in kickoff returns per game (3.0), fifth in kickoff return yards per game (61.6) and 13th in kickoff return yards (1,358).
WILLIAMS BECOMES FIRST BUC TO RETURN INT FOR TD IN 14 YEARS
Junior defensive back Domenique Williams became the first Buccaneer since Allen Davis to return an interception for a touchdown in last Saturday’s game at JMU ... Williams had a 33-yard INT returned for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dukes ... Davis was the last Bucs to accomplish the feat as he returned an INT 90 yards for a touchdown against Chattanooga back on Nov. 15, 2003.
RED ZONE SUCCESS
ETSU has enjoyed a lot of red zone success since the start of the 2016 season ... Over that time, ETSU is 30-of-33 (91%) in red zone scoring ... The Bucs have scored 161 points during these 33 trips (18 TDs/12 FGs) ... Of the 18 TDs, 11 have been rushing and seven passing.
T0 30 AND BEYOND…
ETSU put up 31 points in the season opening win over Limestone, marking just the fifth time in 24 games the Blue and Gold reached the 30-point mark … When the Bucs reach that number, ETSU is 5-0 in those contests since restarting the program in 2015 … Furthermore, ETSU has won its last 14 games when scoring at least 30 points with the last setback coming on Nov. 4, 2000 when Wofford defeated the Bucs, 35-31.
SHARING THE WEALTH
Austin Herink did a tremendous job sharing the wealth with his Buccaneer receivers in the season opener against Limestone … Herink – who threw for 239 yards in the 31-10 win over Limestone – completed passes to eight different wide receivers … Senior Vincent Lowe led the group as he tied a career high with five receptions … Redshirt junior Drake Powell finished with three receptions, while Quan Harrison and Braxton Richburg both hauled in two catches in their first ever collegiate game … Last Saturday at JMU, Herink also completed passes to eight different receivers.
THIS DATE IN ETSU HISTORY
ETSU is 3-4-1 all-time in games played on Sept. 16 … The last time the Bucs played on this date was back in 2000, when the Blue and Gold defeated VMI 38-3 … In the win over VMI, Todd Wells recorded 346 yards of total offense, marking the fourth-high total in program history … The Bucs played to a scoreless tie against Parsons College on Sept. 16, 1967, in a game played in Kingsport … In that game, Johnny Russaw set the single-game school record with 14 punts … ETSU’s other wins on this date include: a 21-14 victory over Western Carolina (1978) and a 27-24 win over Murray State (1965) … On this date in 1972, Greg Stubbs recorded a 97-yard kickoff return against Carson-Newman, marking the second-longest kickoff return in program history.
SOCON PLAYING THE BEST IN 2017
The SoCon is the only conference in college football that will take on both the reigning FCS and FBS national champions this season. In addition to ETSU squaring off against JMU last weekend, The Citadel will face Clemson on Nov. 18.
ETSU’s 11 opponents this year currently have a win percentage of .545, while its first four opponents – Limestone (1-1), #1 James Madison (2-0), #13 Citadel (2-0) and Mercer (1-1) are a combined 6-2 (.750) through the first two weeks of the season.
Despite only playing its third year of FCS football, five Buccaneers carry start streaks into the 2017 season … Austin Herink (QB), Matt Pyke (C), Chris Bouyer (DL), Dylan Weigel (LB) and Trey Quillin (LB) have started all 24 games for the Bucs since the program was restarted in 2015.
ABOUT THE CITADEL
Saturday marks the 26th all-time meeting between ETSU and The Citadel with the Bucs holding a 15-10 lead in the series. … ETSU holds a 9-3 advantage in games played in Johnson City, while the Bulldogs hold a slight 7-6 advantage in games played in Charleston … The Bucs’ longest win streak in the series is a four-game stretch, which happened twice from 1981-84 and 1993-96, while the Bulldogs won three consecutive games from 1990-92 … The Blue and Gold have won seven of the last 11 meetings, including a 56-34 win in 1994 … ETSU’s largest win in the series came in 1983 when the Bucs shutout The Citadel, 45-0, while the Bulldogs’ largest win was a 48-21 victory in 1988 … Saturday marks the first time The Citadel is playing in Johnson City, since Jonathan Godfrey connected on a 22-yard game-winning field goal on Nov. 22, 2003, lifting the Bucs to a 16-13 victory, which at the time marked the final football game for the Bucs until they reinstated the program in 2015 … Last season, The Citadel scored the first 21 points of the game en route to defeating the Bucs, 45-10 ... ETSU’s Haddon Hall pulled in a three-yard pass on fourth down in the second quarter, marking his first collegiate touchdown … However, the Bulldogs answered with a 38-yard run by Cam Jackson, and any momentum built by the Bucs was shattered when Austin Herink was picked off inside the red zone in the closing minutes of the second quarter … The Bulldogs turned that interception into a 29-yard field goal to take a 31-7 lead into halftime … The Citadel out-gained ETSU, 504-253, with 427 yards coming on the ground.
Saturday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN3 via the WatchESPN app … David Jackson will handle the play-by-play duties, while former ETSU quarterback and Hall of Fame member Mark Hutsell will be the color analyst and Kasey Marler will handle sideline reporting.
The Buccaneer Sports Network (BSN) will provide ETSU fans with complete pregame, in-game and postgame coverage on the radio. Games air live on the Bucs’ flagship station WXSM-AM 640 and affiliate station 104.9 FM NASH ICON.
The BSN begins its pregame programing one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute long ETSU Football Tailgate Show, followed by the Carl Torbush Pregame Show Powered by Ford which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The Appalachian Orthopaedic Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff.
The broadcast team of “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, color analyst and former ETSU quarterback Matt Wilhjelm, sideline reporter Don Helman, and studio hosts Mike Gallagher and Andy Jackson will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities.
Following each game, fans can tune into the General Shale Post Game Show for a full wrapup, with game statistics, players and coach interviews, and other post-game information.
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