Wofford looked like the class of the league until losing 34-14 to Furman last weekend. While that defeat slowed the Terriers’ momentum, they’re still ranked 12th in the country.
Four field goals by JJ Jerman plus two interceptions by Tyree Robinson added up to the sixth win of the season for ETSU, a 26-23 victory over The Citadel on Saturday.
The view from the top is nice, but East Tennessee State will have to fight hard over the next few weeks to remain on its lofty perch in the Southern Conference football standings.
ETSU has won three games in a row and, at 3-0 in the Southern Conference, is alone in first place, half a game ahead of Wofford.
A quarterback change and a solid defensive performance were just what the East Tennessee State football team needed to remain in first place in the Southern Conference.
Those inside the East Tennessee State athletic department are calling it the biggest game since the football program’s return in 2015.
Also on Monday, the football programs of ETSU and Chattanooga each unveiled The Rail, a trophy that symbolizes Johnson City and Chattanooga’s shared heritage with the railroads.
Austin Herink has been through the highs and lows of ETSU reinstating its football program, but he reached a new summit in Saturday night’s 29-27 win over Furman.
Austin Herink, a three-year starter for ETSU prior to this season, came in the third quarter and rallied the Bucs from a three-touchdown deficit to a 29-27 win over Furman at Greene Stadium on Saturday night.
Furman is next on the schedule for the East Tennessee State football team, but the biggest focus for the Bucs is on themselves.
East Tennessee State won a Southern Conference football game on the road for the first time since 2002, beating Virginia Military Institute 27-24 in a turnover-fest Friday at Foster Stadium.
VMI’s football team is in the midst of a 19-game losing streak, and that’s what ETSU coach Randy Sanders says makes this week’s opponent dangerous.
The Randy Sanders era is less than a week away from beginning at East Tennessee State, and the Bucs’ new football coach sounds more than ready to go.
Coach Randy Sanders announced Sunday that transfer Logan Marchi will be the starting quarterback when the Bucs take the field for their season opener.
ETSU’s offense took a while to find the end zone as the team went through its first extensive live scrimmage of the preseason Saturday night at Greene Stadium.