ETSU football releases inaugural 2015 schedule
The 2015 ETSU Football Schedule will feature 10 games, which includes six home games and four road contests.
ETSU football releases inaugural 2015 schedule
Thursday, December 18, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday the Buccaneers’ 2015 football schedule, a slate that will feature six homes games and four road matchups, and includes contests against NCAA Division I FCS opponents such as Charleston Southern, Mercer and Gardner-Webb.

“Securing our 2015 football schedule took a great deal of teamwork between our coaching staff and our administration, and I appreciate everyone’s diligence in that effort,” said ETSU head coach Carl Torbush. “The ability to put together the correct pieces into the scheduling puzzle speaks volumes about their hard work, tenacity and love for ETSU.

“We are excited with the opportunities and challenges our 2015 schedule will bring to this young ETSU football program.”

As was announced in the fall of 2013, the Bucs will open their 2015 season at home on Thursday night, Sept. 3 against Kennesaw State, in what will be the first game for both programs. The Bucs will then play their second straight home game when they welcome in Maryville College on Thursday, Sept. 10th.

ETSU will then hit the road to Charleston, S.C. for a matchup with Charleston Southern on Saturday, Sept. 19th before returning home for back-to-back games against Emory & Henry on Saturday, Sept. 26th and St. Francis on Saturday, Oct. 3. The game against Emory & Henry will coincide with Homecoming festivities.

The Bucs will then face their future Southern Conference opponent Mercer, when they travel to meet the Bears in Macon, Ga., on Oct. 17. ETSU will then be back in Johnson City for a Saturday, Oct. 31 visit from Warner.

ETSU’s final three games of the season will consist of visits to Robert Morris on Saturday, Nov. 7 and to Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Nov. 14, followed by the final game of the season at home on Nov. 21 against College of Faith.

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2015 ETSU Football Schedule


Date                                  Opponent                               Location

Thursday, Sept. 3       Kennesaw State                Home

Thursday, Sept. 10     Maryville College               Home

Saturday, Sept. 19     @Charleston Southern        Charleston, S.C.

Saturday, Sept. 26     Emory & Henry                   Home

Saturday, Oct. 3         St. Francis                        Home

Saturday, Oct. 17       @Mercer                           Macon, Ga.

Saturday, Oct. 31        Warner                            Home

Saturday, Nov. 7         @Robert Morris                 Pittsburgh, Pa.

Saturday, Nov. 14       @Gardner-Webb                Boiling Springs, N.C.

Saturday, Nov. 21       College of Faith                 Home                  




Schedule Quick Notes


  • The Sept. 3 game with Kennesaw State will feature two teams playing their first game since starting football.
  • There are six Football Championship Series (FCS) peer opponents on the schedule (Kennesaw State, Charleston Southern, Mercer, Gardner-Webb, St. Francis, Robert Morris)
  • The team will play six home games and four road games.
  • Two former ETSU players are head coaches of team’s on the schedule, with Jamey Chadwell at Charleston Southern and Mike Rader at Maryville.
  • The game with Mercer will pit the Bucs against a future Southern Conference opponent.
  • The team will play two Thursday night games.
  • The two open dates are strategically placed to provide the Bucs an opportunity to rest and recover.
  • The Emory & Henry game will serve as the focal point of the first Homecoming centered around ETSU football in over 12 years.


  • All-time records against opponents:
    • Kennesaw State – First meeting
    • Maryville – ETSU leads 15-8; last meeting 1957; Bucs have won last four
    • Charleston Southern – ETSU leads 5-0; last meeting 2001; Bucs have won five in a row
    • Emory & Henry – ETSU trails 9-10; last meeting 1954; Bucs have won three in a row
    • St. Francis – First meeting
    • Mercer – First meeting
    • Warner – First meeting
    • Robert Morris – First meeting
    • Gardner-Webb – Tied 1-1; last meeting 2002; Bucs lost the last meeting
    • College of Faith – First meeting