The Catamounts travel to Bristol, Tennessee to welcome Bucs football back into the Southern Conference. The game also opens conference play for Western Carolina and East Tennessee State.
Western and the Bucs will revive a series that started in 1932 and abruptly ended in 2003 when football was eliminated at East Tennessee State. Adding to the revival of play between the two teams, the game will be played at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
When: Saturday, September 17th - Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
TV / video: ESPN3
The Series: This series also stretches back to 1932, with the Cats holding a slim lead, 23-21-1. The last game played between the two was in Johnson City and won by the Catamounts.
Last game played: (Sept. 27, 2003) WCU Improves to 2-0 in SoCon With 28-21 at ETSU - Thanks to one of the best games in WCU history by senior wide receiver Lamont Seward, Western Carolina rolled up 446 yards of total offense and held the ball for 39:10 en route to a 28-21 victory over East Tennessee State Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Center.
2016: The Bucs come into this game with a 1-0 record having beat Big South Conference member Kennesaw State in double overtime, 20-17.
Offensive starters - Returning/Lost: 11 / 0
Defensive starters - Returning/Lost: 11 / 0
Specialist - Returning/Lost: 5 / 0
Offensive Formation: Spread
Defensive Formation: 3-4
Game Notes (when available): Western Carolina - East Tennessee State
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