Rabid WVU Fans Flood Charlotte

Rabid WVU Fans Flood Charlotte

CHARLOTTE -- In upwards of 20,000 enthusiastic West Virginia football fans are in the city this afternoon for the long anticipated match-up between 17th ranked West Virginia and Tennessee. 

We spoke to several West Virginia fans who made the nearly 400 mile trip from Morgantown, WV to Charlotte for today's Belk College Kickoff Classic. 

"We travel better because we have mud tread tires," said one fan who was laughing hysterically he he huddled around a hot grill with a cold beer. 

"We love West Virginia," said Jim Snyder who traveled from Washington D.C.. for today's game. "We only have two major universities in the state, Marshall and West Virginia, and we are proud of both." 

West Virginia is 8-7 in games played in the state of North Carolina, 1-2 in games played in Charlotte. 

Tennessee is 5-0-1 all-time in season opening neutral site games dating back to the 1987 season opener.