The day before the bowl game is pep rally time for the Hokies and Scarlet Knights.
This Orlando bowl wasn't the one the Hokies had their sights on at the beginning of the year. But as coach Frank Beamer always says he has never been to a bad bowl. Hey Notre Dame played Florida State in this bowl a year ago. Right now all both teams want is a victory. "Now we got to make this thing. If we can win this football game it would be just perfect. But it is going to be a tough thing to do. We play a team that is really good."
Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood added, "They've already separated themselves they put themselves in a class that no one else is in. But I think when you get the opportunity to win 10 games as a team and as a football program, you have to give yourself every chance."
Both teams held pep rallies late this afternoon, the Scarlet Knights going for just their third 10-win season in school history.
Virginia Tech fans sounded a bit more cautiously confident, hoping the right Hokies team shows up for the game
Kickoff at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium is just after 5:30 Friday evening.