JOHNSON CITY (WJHL) – The ETSU Buccaneers will travel to Macon, Ga. Saturday to take on the Mercer Bears.
After last weekend’s thrilling triple-overtime win against Western Carolina, the so-called “Cardiac Bucs” have advanced to No. 22 in the FCS STATS poll and No. 23 in the FCS coaches poll. With a 5-1 record against conference opponents, ETSU is tied with Wofford for top team in the Southern Conference.
They are undefeated at home.
The Bucs are one of eight FCS teams that have accomplished at least seven wins this season.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game:
3 p.m. ET
Five Star Stadium
Sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased by calling the Mercer ticket office at (478) 301-5470 or purchase tickets online by clicking here.
How to watch & listen
Saturday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN3.
Click here to watch on ESPN3.
The Buccaneer Sports Network will provide coverage on WXSM-AM 640 and affiliate station 104.9 FM NASH ICON. Pre-game coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Click here for live audio.
Click here for up-to-the-minute stats during the game.
Look for game highlights on News Channel 11.
Mercer is coming off a 21-42 loss to No. 7 Wofford. With a 3-2 conference record, the Bears defeated No. 9 Samford 30-24, VMI 48-38, and Western Carolina 59-46. They suffered losses to Wofford and The Citadel (31-38).
They are 4-4 overall.
Last year, ETSU beat Mercer in overtime 26-23 in Johnson City. In 2016, the Bears beat the Bucs 21-13 in Macon.
The Bucs will have a bye week before taking on Samford on Saturday, November 17 in the final home game of the regular season.