2017 East Tennessee State Buccaneers Football Team
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2017 East Tennessee State Buccaneers Football Team
2017 East Tennessee State Buccaneers football
East Tennessee State Buccaneers logo.svg
ConferenceSouthern Conference
2017 record4-7 (2-6 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike O'Cain (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorBilly Taylor (3rd season)
Home stadiumWilliam B. Greene Jr. Stadium
(Capacity: 7,694)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 6 Wofford $^   7 1         10 3  
No. 18 Samford ^   6 2         8 4  
No. 19 Furman ^   6 2         8 5  
  5 3         7 5  
Mercer   4 4         5 6  
The Citadel   3 5         5 6  
Chattanooga   3 5         3 8  
East Tennessee State   2 6         4 7  
VMI   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2017 East Tennessee State Buccaneers football team represented East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season and are in the second year of their second stint as football members of the Southern Conference (SoCon). They are led by third-year head coach Carl Torbush and, for the first time, play all their home games at William B. Greene Jr. Stadium.[1] They finished the season 4-7, 2-6 in SoCon play to finish in eighth place.

On December 8, head coach Carl Torbush announced his retirement.[2] He finished at ETSU with a three-year record of 11-22.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Limestone*ESPN3W 31-109,530
September 96:00 p.m.at No. 1 James Madison*CSN MA+L 10-5217,118
September 161:00 p.m.No. 13 The Citadel
  • William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
  • Johnson City, TN
ESPN3L 25-317,544
September 233:30 p.m.Mercer
  • William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
  • Johnson City, TN
ESPN3W 26-23 OT8,022
September 301:00 p.m.at FurmanESPN3L 35-567,104
October 73:30 p.m.Robert Morris*dagger
  • William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
  • Johnson City, TN
ESPN3W 16-38,540
October 143:30 p.m.at No. 21 Western CarolinaESPN3L 10-498,300
October 281:00 p.m.No. 8 Wofford
  • William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
  • Johnson City, TN
ESPN3L 24-317,087
November 412:00 p.m.VMI
  • William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
  • Johnson City, TN
ESPN3W 24-67,327
November 113:00 p.m.at No. 16 Samford7C
ESPN3
L 7-425,178
November 182:00 p.m.at ChattanoogaESPN3L 3-108,434

Game summaries

Limestone

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 7 0 10
Buccaneers 7 14 7 3 31

at James Madison

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 7 3 0 10
No. 1 Dukes 21 7 17 7 52

The Citadel

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Bulldogs 7 0 7 17 31
Buccaneers 7 7 3 8 25

Mercer

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bears 0 6 14 03 23
Buccaneers 7 3 0 106 26

at Furman

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 10 0 18 35
Paladins 14 14 14 14 56

Robert Morris

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonials 0 0 0 3 3
Buccaneers 3 7 6 0 16

Western Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 0 0 7 10
No. 21 Catamounts 0 7 21 21 49

Wofford

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Terriers 3 14 7 7 31
Buccaneers 0 10 7 7 24

VMI

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 3 3 0 6
Buccaneers 10 0 7 7 24

at Samford

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 7 0 0 7
No. 16 Bulldogs 14 21 0 7 42

at Chattanooga

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 0 0 0 3
Mocs 0 0 10 0 10

References

  1. ^ "ETSU football announces 2017 schedule". ETSUBucs.com. December 19, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.etsubucs.com/football/news/2017-18/14576/torbush-announces-retirement-as-etsu-head-football-coach/

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