CARROLLTON, Ga. - Fifteenth-ranked West Georgia puts their 2-0 record on the line Saturday evening against the Albany State Golden Rams in the 2019 University Stadium opener. Kickoff for Saturday's game is set for 7 p.m.
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3:00 PM - UWG Athletics Complex Open
5:00 PM - Ticket Booth Open / Junior Wolves Fun Den Open
5:30 PM - Wolf Walk at Wolf Plaza/Gates Open
6:45 PM - Pregame Begins with the Sound that Lights the South
6:50 PM - National Anthem
6:55 PM - Coin Toss with SFC Roger Roseberry of the Georgia Army National Guard
6:57 PM - Wolves take the Field
7:00 PM - Kickoff
News and Notes
West Georgia head coach David Dean reached a major milestone in the win over Limestone last weekend, becoming just the third coach in Gulf South Conference history with 100 victories. He has a career record of 100-33 entering Saturday’s game against Albany State and in three years at West Georgia, Dean has a record of 21-6.
The West Georgia Wolves rushed for 351 yards, including a whopping 218 from redshirt freshman Chauncey Williams en route to a 24-14 victory on the road. The win moves West Georgia to 2-0 on the year. Albany State fell to 0-2 last week in a heartbreaker at Mississippi College. The Golden Rams built an early 10-0 lead, but the Choctaws defending their home turf in a 24-17 victory.
The Wolves were ranked in the top-15 nationally by two different ranking organizations. West Georgia checked in this week at 14th in the AFCA top-25 and 13th in the D2football.com media poll. The Wolves are one of three GSC squads ranked nationally.
The matchup of West Georgia against Limestone is a return battle from a year ago when the Wolves took down the Golden Rams 45-21 in Albany. In that win, Willie Candler passed for more than 236 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wolves to victory.
Saturday’s game will be the first night game in University Stadium since the 2016 season when the Wolves opened the season against Fort Valley State in an evening affair. This is the first of two night games at University Stadium this season, as West Georgia will also host Valdosta State at night on November 26.
West Georgia has 52 victories in the past five seasons, the most successful run of that span in school history.
Five games are scheduled to be played on Ra-Lin Field in University Stadium in the 2019 season. The Wolves have three in the first two months of the season, then will close out the year with two home games in the final three weeks of the regular season.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on KISS 102.7 in the Carrollton area. This will mark the beginning of Mitch Gray’s 39th season at home in the broadcast booth as the Voice of the Wolves. Outside of the Carrollton area, fans may listen to the game online via the Listen Live links on the Gradick Communications portal.
The Wolves are 2-0 for the eighth consecutive season, dating back to the 2012 season. The last time West Georgia lost in the first two games of the year was in 2011 when the Wolves lost to Tusculum 20-10 in the opener on the road.
West Georgia is a road warrior team early in the 2019 season, as the Wolves have already played twice on the road, and will play twice more away from University Stadium in two of the next four weeks. For the remainder of the season, the Wolves will not play back-to-back games on the road or at home, alternating road and home games over the remaining nine games of the year. Four of the final nine games are slated to be under the lights.