September 16, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
The Citadel7071731
1st Quarter
ETSUTD12:38Vincent Lowe 22 Yd Pass From Austin Herink (JJ Jerman kick)
CITTD07:10Rainey 10 Yd Run (Godek kick)
2nd Quarter
ETSUTD01:05Drake Powell 8 Yd Pass From Austin Herink (JJ Jerman kick)
3rd Quarter
ETSUFG11:01JJ Jerman 46 Yd
CITTD04:17D. Allen 1 Yd Run (Godek kick)
4th Quarter
CITTD11:42Webb 7 Yd Run (Godek kick)
CITTD07:50Webb 28 Yd Pass From D. Allen (Godek kick)
ETSUTD05:15Jajuan Stinson 4 Yd Run
CITFG02:17Godek 46 Yd
Stats at a GlanceCITETSU
1st Downs2613
3rd Down Conversions9-172-12
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Passing (Comp-Att)104 (4-11) 182 (18-32)
Rushing (Att)331 (72) 26 (22)
Total Yards435208
Fumbles Lost10
ETSU set to open SoCon play against #13 The Citadel; Youth Day promotion scheduled for Saturday
ETSU set to open SoCon play against #13 The Citadel; Youth Day promotion scheduled for Saturday
Friday, September 15, 2017

Children 12 and younger receive free admission with paying adult

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.  


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. 


  • Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced a new “Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service” for home football games at the new William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Centrally located at the Alumni Pavilion area on the west side of the ETSU parking garage and convenient to Lots 21 and 22, the Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service will consist of golf carts that will provide rides to the stadium for disabled fans and those with mobility issues. The carts will begin service one hour prior to kickoff and take fans from the Alumni Pavilion to the Bank of Tennessee East Entrance roundabout. The carts will also provide service from the roundabout back to the Alumni Pavilion area at the conclusion of the game. Signs designating the pickup area prior to games will be visible on game days. The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics asks that only fans in physical need of this service utilize the shuttles.
  • Lot 22 Parking Access – In addition to turning onto Jack Vest Drive from State of Franklin Road, fans are reminded that they can access Lot 22 for both permit and general public parking by taking South Greenwood Dr. and then turning onto Go Bucs Trail. Paid parking is $10.
  • Tailgating – Parking lots around William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium will open for tailgating at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Fans are also reminded that the family-friendly Food City Zone will open at 10 a.m.
  • Clear Bag Policy – The new stadium will have a clear bag policy, which can be viewed in more detail by clicking here.
  • Buc Walk – The traditional Buc Walk will take place two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff. Saturday’s walk will begin at 10:45 a.m.
  • Game Time App – Remember to download the official ETSU Game Time App for IPhone and Android devices. This one-stop app provides answers to many game day questions as well as other information regarding the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Public Parking – Parking for the general public will be available in the parking garage and in Lot 22 (located behind Bojangles on Go Bucs Trail). Parking is $10 per car. Click here for parking map. Students are reminded they can still access normal student parking by displaying their parking pass and ID.


  • ETSU enters the weekend with a record of 1-1 after defeating Limestone 31-10 in the season opener and falling to No. 1 James Madison 52-10 last weekend in Harrisonburg, Va
  • The Bucs rank 27th in the FCS in passing yards allowed (166.5) and 29th in total defense (324.0)
  • Offensively, the Blue and Gold rank 16th in turnovers lost (2) and 19th in passes had intercepted (1)
  • Junior JJ Jerman (Seymour, Tenn.) is one of 29 players in the FCS to have a 1.000 field gold percentage, while he also ranks 33rd in field goals per game (1.00)
  • Redshirt junior quarterback Austin Herink (Cleveland, Tenn.) ranks 33rd in FCS in passing efficiency (140.2), 39th in yards per pass attempt (7.60), 38th in passing yards per completion (12.75) and 44th in completion percentage (59.6)
  • Senior Paul Hunter (Denton, Texas) and junior Domenique Williams (Charlotte, N.C.) both rank 33rd in interceptions per game (0.5)
  • Redshirt sophomore defensive end Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) ranks 46th in tackles for loss (1.5)


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).


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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. 


  • The Citadel (2-0) currently ranks No. 13 in the country following a 48-7 win at Presbyterian on Saturday … The game was moved to PC due to the threat of Hurricane Irma
  • The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents, 79-21, this season; including 49-14 in the first half
  • Overall, The Citadel has 993 yards of total offense in its first two games (496.5 yards per game) … Of the 993 yards, 809 have come on the ground (404.5 average), while they are averaging 92 passing yards per game (184 total)
  • Five running backs have rushed for over 100 yards this season with Cam Jackson leading the group with 153 yards … Grant Drakeford has 149 rushing yards (no negative rushing yards) and one touchdown, while Dominique Allen has 148 rushing yards and three touchdowns
  • Defensively, the Bulldogs are holding opponents to 252.5 yards per game (505 total) and 10.5 points per game … The Citadel is limiting the opposition to 93.5 rushing yards and 159 passing yards per game
  • The Bulldogs have forced five takeaways in their first two games (four interceptions and one fumble recovery), while committing only one turnover (an interception)
  • The Citadel is converting on 21 of its 32 third down chances (66%), while holding opponents to 7 of 18 on third down (39%)
  • Last year, the Bulldogs went 8-0 in SoCon play to win the conference championship … The Citadel hasn’t lost a SoCon game since Nov. 14, 2015 – a 31-23 at No. 9 Chattanooga … The Bulldogs are 21-6 overall and 14-1 in SoCon play since the start of the 2015 season
  • The Citadel had six players named to the Preseason All-SoCon Team, including senior defensive back Kailik Williams as Defensive Player of the Year, after earning the honor at the end of the 2016 season … Also on the preseason all-conference list were: senior A-Back Cam Jackson, junior offensive lineman Tyler Davis, senior linebacker Myles Pierce, senior defensive lineman Jonathan Kingand junior defensive lineman Ken Allen. 


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.       


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 or mobile devices via or by clicking here 


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