ETSU football set for non-conference clash against Austin Peay

Published 3:51 pm Thursday, September 14, 2023

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CLARKSVILLE – Following a commanding 42-0 victory over Carson-Newman last weekend, the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) football team is gearing up for its final non-conference showdown this Saturday as they hit the road to face off against Austin Peay.
Kickoff and Broadcast Info: The highly-anticipated matchup is scheduled to kick off at 7:02 p.m. ET inside the renowned Fortera Stadium. For fans unable to attend, the Buccaneer Sports Network (BSN) will provide comprehensive coverage on the Bucs’ flagship station WXSM-AM 640 and affiliate station 104.9 FM NASH ICON. The broadcast lineup includes a pregame show, play-by-play commentary by “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, analysis from Matt Wilhjelm, and sideline reporting by Robert Harper. ESPN+ will also broadcast the game with Barry Gresham on play-by-play, Ethan Schmidt as analyst, and Isabella Christenson on the sideline.
Tickets and Venue: Fans eager to witness the action in person can secure tickets for the game at Austin Peay, The clash unfolds at Fortera Stadium, nestled at Henry St, Clarksville, Tenn. 37040, with a seating capacity accommodating up to 10,000 enthusiastic spectators.
Series History: ETSU and Austin Peay share a storied history, having squared off 29 times since their inaugural meeting in 1951. ETSU holds a slight edge in the series with a 15-12-2 advantage. In their most recent clash on September 21, 2019, ETSU secured a 20-14 victory.
Shutout Streak and Dual Threat QB: ETSU displayed defensive prowess in their last outing, blanking Carson-Newman. It marked the first shutout for the Buccaneer defense since 2018. Quarterback Baron May had a stellar debut, contributing three touchdowns, including a rushing score, while amassing 109 rushing yards – a remarkable feat not seen in an ETSU quarterback since 2015.
Mr. 2,000: Will Huzzie achieved a milestone, joining an elite group of Buccaneer pass catchers by surpassing 2,000 career receiving yards. He now sets his sights on becoming ETSU’s all-time reception leader, just 19 catches away from achieving the feat.

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