JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2018) – As ETSU football gears up for just its second playoff appearance in program history this Saturday at No. 8 Jacksonville State, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.
No. 1 – Kickoff Time: Saturday’s game is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET from Burgess-Snow Field in Jacksonville, Ga.
No. 2 – Broadcast information: The Buccaneer Sports Network (BSN) will provide ETSU fans with complete pregame, in-game and postgame coverage 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 Randy Sanders 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 Robert Harper and studio hosts Mike Gallagher and Trey Adams will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities.
At halftime, the crew will have the Zaxby’s Halftime Show, while fans can tune into the General Shale Post Game Show for a full wrap up, with game statistics, players and coach interviews, and other post-game information.
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Saturday’s game will also be broadcast on ESPN3 with Mike Watts and Tyoka Jackson on the call. Click hereto access the video stream.
No. 3 – Ticket Info: Playoff tickets can be purchased through the Jacksonville State ticket office via www.JSUGamecockSports.com/Ticketsor by calling (256) 782-8499. Tickets purchased online prior to game day will be $15, while all tickets purchased in the ticket office or on game day will be $20.
No. 4 – Watch Party: Fans unable to make the trip to Jacksonville, Ala., can watch the game with fellow ETSU fans in the Tri-Cities, as Wild Wing Café in downtown Johnson City will be holding the “Official Watch Party” on Saturday.
No. 5 – Series History: Saturday will mark the third-ever meeting between the two programs. ETSU defeated the Gamecocks 20-14 in Johnson City back in 1960, while JSU won the first-ever meeting in 1959, 13-0.
No. 6 – The Bucs’ Last Playoff Appearance: The Bucs are making their second playoff appearance in program history – the first coming in 1996. ETSU is 1-1 all-time in the playoffs, as the Bucs defeated Villanova in the first round before falling to eventual national runner-up Montana.
No. 7 – Thirteen Bucs Earn Postseason SoCon Honors: A SoCon-best 13 Buccaneers earned postseason all-conference honors on Tuesday … Running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was named Freshman of the Year, Matt Pyke (Clinton, Tenn.) earned the Jacobs Blocking Award and Randy Sanders received the Wallace Wade Coach of the Year honor … Joining Holmes and Pyke on the first team all-conference list were linebackers Dylan Weigel (Pickerington, Ohio) and Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa.), defensive lineman Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) and defensive backs Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) and Jeremy Lewis (Lawrenceville, Ga.). Senior defensive lineman Tremond Ferrell (Washington, Ga.), senior kicker JJ Jerman (Seymour, Tenn.) and senior tight end Evan Wick (Hallettsville, Texas) were named second team all-conference, while Holmes, Jacob Saylors (Jasper, Tenn.) and Tre’mond Shorts (Hampton, Ga.) landed spots on the all-freshmen team. Holmes also earned a spot on the media’s second team as a return specialist.
No. 8 – SoCon vs. OVC in FCS Playoffs: SoCon teams are 12-6 (.667) all-time against Ohio Valley Conference teams in the FCS Playoffs … Overall, the SoCon is 108-73 (.597) all-time in the FCS Playoffs, along with winning eight titles – the second-most among the eligible conferences.
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