CARROLLTON, Ga. - Closing out the gauntlet schedule in the 2019 season for the West Georgia Wolves is top-ranked and defending national champion Valdosta State, as the Wolves and the Blazers renew the rivalry known as the Battle for the Peach Basket for the 39th time. 

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Reserved Chairback: $20
General Admission: $10
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3:00 PM - UWG Athletics Complex Open
5:00 PM - Junior Wolves Fun Den Open
5:30 PM - Wolf Walk at Wolf Plaza / Ticket Booth Open / Gates Open
6:30 PM - Junior Wolves Fun Den / The Hill Closes
6:40 PM - Senior Day Ceremony
6:50 PM - Pregame Begins with the Sound that Lights the South
6:55 PM - National Anthem
7:00 PM - Coin Toss 
7:02 PM - Wolves take the Field
7:04 PM - Kickoff
It’s senior day in Carrollton, as the University of West Georgia will honor 28 seniors on the occasion of their final home game on Ra-Lin Field at University Stadium prior to Saturday’s evening contest against Valdosta State. In addition, West Georgia Athletics will celebrate Military Appreciation Day at Saturday’s game.  
Veteran David Dean is in his third season at the helm of the West Georgia program. A two-time national title winner as a head coach, Dean has guided the Wolves to a record of 25-10. His career head coaching record is 104-37. Gary Goff is in his second season at Valdosta State and his ninth year as a head coach overall, sporting a 9-0 record at VSU and a career record of 47-50.  
This is the 39th meeting between the Wolves and the Blazers in the history of the series, with Valdosta State holding a 25-13 lead. Last year’s meeting was one of the biggest individual games in the history of the series, as two undefeated teams met in Valdosta for the Gulf South Conference Championship and top billing in Super Region 2. VSU took that one, winning 47-31.  
Senior quarterback Willie Candler went down with an injury during the West Alabama game and redshirt freshman Garrett Bass came in to close out the victory for the Wolves three weeks ago. Bass became the starter after that injury, completing 66-of-115 passes with three interceptions on the year and 714 yards passing. Bass has seven touchdown passes this season, including four against Mississippi College in his first start. In that contest, he threw for 349 yards and was named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week.  
The UWG defense comes into this week’s game at fourth in the Gulf South Conference in total yards allowed this season. West Georgia is giving up 340.5 yards per game on the year, allowing 5.3 yards per play. The Wolves are best against the pass, allowing 154.5 yards per game through the air, good for fourth in the league. 
Offensively, the Wolves have scored at least 33 points in five of the six wins this season. The lowest output in a winning effort came against Limestone in the second game of the year when West Georgia scored 24 points. 
For a West Georgia perspective on Saturday’s game, UWG fans can tune into WCKS, 102.7 FM. Mitch Gray, now in his 38th season of calling UWG football, handles the play-by-play, while Andy Micacchione fills the role of analyst. The Countdown to Kickoff pregame show begins at 2 p.m. 
The Wolves are third in the Gulf South Conference in total offense, averaging 394.9 yards per game on the year. West Georgia has had at least 400 yards of offense in five games this season and put out 399 yards against Catawba in the opener.  
The UWG defense has allowed less than 100 yards against either the run or the pass in each of the past five games, including 58 yards passing to Delta State last weekend.