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STARKVILLE, Miss. (Nov. 17, 2022) – With the ETSU football team gearing up to take on Mississippi State in its 2022 season finale, below are the Things to Know brought to you by Citizens Bank.
No. 1 – Kickoff: Saturday’s game will kickoff at 12:02 p.m. ET inside Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium.
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.
BSN begins its pregame programing one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute Tennessee Lottery Tailgate Show, followed by the George Quarles Pregame Show presented by Tommie’s Plumbing which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The Appalachian Orthopedic Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff.
The broadcast team of “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, analyst Robert Harper and stat-man Don Helman will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities.
At halftime, the crew will have the Mr. Electric Halftime Show, while fans can tune into the Mullican Flooring Post Game Show for a full wrap up, with game statistics, players and coach interviews and other post-game information.
Saturday’s game will also be broadcast on ESPN+ with the team of Mike Corey (play-by-play) and Brian Kinchen (analyst) and Tera Talmadge (sideline) on the call.
No. 3 – Ticket Information: Tickets for Saturday’s game at Mississippi State are available online at HailState.com.
No. 4 – Watch Party at Wild Wing Cafe: For fans who cannot make the trip to Starkville this weekend, Wild Wing Café in downtown Johnson City will be holding a Watch Party for all ETSU fans.
No. 5 – Stadium Information: Davis Wade Stadium is located at 90 B.S. Hood Rd. The stadium opened in 1914 and holds 61,337 fans.
No. 6 – Series History: Saturday marks the second all-time meeting between ETSU and Mississippi State as the teams met on Oct. 17, 1998 with the Bulldogs winning 53-6 in Starkville … ETSU led 3-0 on a 42-yard field goal by Jerry Chapman with 6:59 remaining in the first quarter; however, the Bulldogs went on to score 39 straight points before Chapman connected on a 46-yard field goal with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter … Overall, ETSU totaled 142 yards of offense with 115 coming on the ground (46 carries) … Brian Edwards had 23 carries for 73 yards, while Jamey Chadwell was 4-of-8 for 21 yards … ETSU turned the ball over twice in the game – one fumble and one interception, while the Buccaneer defense also forced one fumble and one interception … Kevin Peterson led the Blue and Gold with 12 tackles … Mississippi State finished with 427 yards of offense (233 rushing/194 passing) … The Bucs won the time of possession, 35:35 to 24:25.
No. 7 – ETSU vs. Power-5 Programs: ETSU is 2-13 all-time against Power-5 opponents; however, the Bucs opened the 2021 season with a 23-3 win at Vanderbilt ... Prior to that win, the Bucs’ last Power-5 win came on Nov. 7, 1987 when the Blue & Gold toppled North Carolina State in the first-ever meeting, besting the Wolfpack by the final score of 29-14 in Raleigh, N.C. … In ETSU’s 15 matchups versus Power-5 opponents, the Bucs have allowed 562 points (37.5 avg.) and have scored 115 (7.7 avg), having been shutout six times ... The most points that ETSU has scored against a Power-5 is 29 (N.C. State), while the most surrendered is 66 (Miami).
No. 8 – Saylors Closing in on 6,000: Jacob Saylors is one yard shy of 6,000 career all-purpose yards … Saylors’ 5,999 all-purpose yards lead all FCS active leaders, his 6.4 yards per rush ranks fourth among all active FCS leaders and his 3,808 rushing yards is second-most.
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