Hokie fans start the party before kick off

BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Hokie Nation took over campus and the streets of Blacksburg on Thursday. Thousands of fans were geared up in school colors ready to cheer on the Virginia Tech Hokies or the Miami Hurricanes.

For some, the party started as early as 7 a.m. Tailgaters filled the school's parking lots setting up camp, flipping burgers, bumping the music and getting excited for kick off.

Both Miami and Hokie Nation fans said this game will be a tough win.

"Oh, I'm stoked," commented VT graduate Blake Ballard. "Thursday is Blacksburg it's magical, there's no doubt about it."

Fan told us they're looking for a win, but overall a good game.