Last week, Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell, a North Carolina alum, said that the loudest stadium he played in while with the Tar Heels was Lane Stadium. That was a compliment to Virginia Tech fans who always show up, no matter how well or bad the season is going for the Hokies.
At his weekly media press conference, North Carolina State Dave Doeren, whose Wolfpack come to Lane Stadium this Saturday, spoke about being excited to be able to play in Blacksburg with his 7-3 team.
Dave Doeren is impressed with the gameday experience in Blacksburg
Doeren, whose NC State club is coming off an impressive 22-6 victory over Wake Forest last weekend, spoke about the environment he’s expecting his team to be in front of this weekend.
“Excited to go play in Blacksburg. Great environment for college football, one of the best. Their fans and their game day atmosphere are always really impressive,” said Doeren.
Expect this weekend’s atmosphere to be up there with what is at stake for Brent Pry’s team. Virginia Tech is 5-5 after starting the season 1-3 and they are 4-2 in ACC play. The Hokies have two chances to win their sixth game of the season to become bowl-eligible and they would love to do it at Lane Stadium.
Not only is this a game big for the postseason and Tech getting one extra game next month, but it is also a senior day when the Hokies are going to honor their seniors in what will be their last game at Lane Stadium.
Truth be told, Virginia Tech fans don’t need a lot riding on a game to show up and put on one of the best game-day experiences in college football. This week there is just so much more riding on it in terms of where the Hokies can go and want to go, to a bowl game in December and Dave Doeren knows that.