September 26, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Emory & Henry776727
1st Quarter
ETSUTD10:40Jajuan Stinson 1 Yd Run (JJ Jerman kick)
ETSUTD07:08Jajuan Stinson 3 Yd Run (JJ Jerman kick)
E&HTD05:04Chris Edwards 14 Yd Run (Skyler Simcox kick)
2nd Quarter
E&HTD13:58Kelman Simpson 36 Yd Pass From Nick Webb (Skyler Simcox kick)
ETSUFG01:30JJ Jerman 20 Yd
3rd Quarter
E&HFG12:28Skyler Simcox 48 Yd
E&HFG01:55Skyler Simcox 48 Yd
4th Quarter
ETSUTD14:13D. Ponchillia 45 Yd Pass From Austin Herink (JJ Jerman kick)
E&HTD00:55Tyree Ward 7 Yd Pass From Kevin Saxton (Skyler Simcox kick)
Stats at a GlanceE&HETSU
1st Downs2017
3rd Down Conversions4-186-16
4th Down Conversions2-40-2
Passing (Comp-Att)287 (26-40) 261 (17-28)
Rushing (Att)102 (40) 108 (43)
Total Yards389369
Fumbles Lost00
Bucs gear up for Homecoming game vs. Emory & Henry
Jajuan Stinson leads the Bucs in rushing yards.
Bucs gear up for Homecoming game vs. Emory & Henry
Friday, September 25, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2015) – Coming off its first road game of the season last week at Charleston Southern, the ETSU football returns to Kermit Tipton Stadium for back-to-back home games, beginning Saturday afternoon when the Bucs host Emory & Henry on Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. 


Despite holding Charleston Southern scoreless in the first quarter, ETSU couldn’t continue the trend as CSU scored 34 points in the second quarter and handed the Buccaneers a 47-7 setback last Thursday night at Buccaneer Field … ETSU’s only touchdown came on a 1-yard touchdown run by red-shirt running back Tony Drew (Nashville, Tenn.), which capped off a 14-play, 80-yard scoring drive … Drew led the Buccaneer running backs with 38 yards on eight carries, while Falon Lee (Macclenny, Fla.) averaged 7.3 yards per carry last Thursday … Red-shirt freshman quarterback Austin Herink (Cleveland, Tenn.) was 10-for-13 with 99 yards and freshman Drake Powell (Clinton, Tenn.) led the ETSU receiving corps with three catches … Defensively, Dylan Weigel (Pickerington, Ohio) paced the Blue and Gold with seven tackles, while he, River Boruff (Sparta, Tenn.) and Kahlil Mitchell (South Pittsburg, Tenn.) all recorded a tackle behind the line of scrimmage … Freshman returner Domenique Williams (Charlotte, N.C.) – who opened the game with a 41-yard kickoff return – finished with 96 yards on four returns … As a team, ETSU turned the ball over four times (two interceptions, fumbled kickoff and botched punt), resulting in 27 points for Charleston Southern … ETSU’s offense rushed for 103 yards and passed for 125, compared to CSU running for 223 yards and throwing for 183. 


Emory & Henry is coming off a 30-13 loss to Maryville last weekend at home, following its 55-7 victory over Ferrum in the season opener … As a team, Emory & Henry is averaging 386.5 yards per game (179.5 rushing/207.0 passing), while its defense is allowing 263.5 yards per game (144 rushing/119.5 passing) … Sophomore running back Chris Thompson leads the team with 127 rushing yards and has accounted for two of the Wasps’ five rushing touchdowns, while Appalachian State transfer and 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Rookie of the Year Kevin Saxton is 33-for-68 with 405 passing yards and three touchdowns … The Emory & Henry quarterback has also thrown two interceptions … Red-shirt freshman Kelman Simpson – a 6-6 wide receiver – is Saxton’s top threat as he leads the team in receptions (11), yards (105) and has one of three receiving touchdowns for the Wasps … Emory & Henry’s defense – which ranked sixth in the country last season with 31 takeaways – has already recorded seven turnovers in 2015 (five fumble recoveries and two interceptions) … The Wasps have also registered five sacks and 21 tackles for a loss in 2015 as junior linebacker Josh Compton leads the team in sacks (2), while senior defensive back Ryan Byrd paces the group with 19 tackles … Starting defensive back Tre’von Lightfoot has accounted for both interceptions for Emory & Henry and also has 68 return yards on two kickoff returns … Last season, Emory & Henry went 8-2 (5-2 ODAC) to earn a share of the conference championship under then first-year head coach Curt Newsome – who was tabbed ODAC Coach of the Year. 


Despite trailing the all-time series, 10-9, ETSU has won the last two meetings as the Bucs defeated Emory & Henry, 48-12 in 1953, and 34-16 in 1952 … The first ever meeting was played in 1923. 


Saturday’s game will be video streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network as “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos will handle the play-by-play and former Buccaneer quarterback Matt Wilhjelm will be the color analyst. Jessica Larkin will be the sideline reporter. Click here for live video.   

Fans can also listen to the radio call on WXSM-AM 640 The Extreme Sports Monster or on 104.9 NASH Icon. The Buccaneer Sports Network will launch its pregame broadcast one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute long Eastman Credit Union Tailgate Show, followed by the Carl Torbush Pregame Show powered by Ford which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The First Bank and Trust Company Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff. An audio stream will be available via or by clicking here.  

In addition to following the Bucs on your mobile device and/or tablet with live audio and video, fans can get up to the minute stats by following the action via StatBroadcast. Fans can access live stats on their computers, mobile devices or tablets by visiting or clicking here.  


  • Parking lots open at 8 a.m. – Click here for tailgating guidelines
  • Gates to the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m.
  • The Buc Walk begins at 11:55 a.m.
  • The Food City Zone will open at 10:30 a.m.
  • There is NO re-entry into Kermit Tipton Stadium
  • Students need to enter through the south or east gates of Kermit Tipton Stadium
  • A complimentary shuttle will run from ETSU’s campus to Kermit-Tipton Stadium beginning two hours prior to kickoff. The shuttle will drop off and pick up riders on the lower level driveway near Freedom Hall Civic Center. Click here for shuttle schedule.
  • Unauthorized banners, signs or flags will not be allowed into Kermit Tipton Stadium. The UPS Store will have a sign making station in the Food City Zone. UPS Store signs with appropriate language and messaging are allowed inside Kermit Tipton Stadium. 

Please note, umbrellas are not permitted inside Kermit Tipton Stadium.  

Click here for more Game Day information. For additional information, please download the ETSU Game Time app. Click here for iOS users and here for Android users.  


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The Bucs host St. Francis (Pa.) next Saturday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m., at Kermit Tipton Stadium. 

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