The West Virginia Mountaineers have played in front of a crowd of about 96,445 fans. On Saturday, that record is likely to be broken. Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium has a capacity of 100,119. Head coach Dana Holgorsen has coached there before as an assistant for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. In an interview with Mike Casazza of The Charleston Daily Mail, Holgorsen talked about keeping things in perspective:
"I'll be able to lay it out for them a little bit, but one thing that's so cool about being at WVU is these kids don't care much about that, to be honest with you," Holgorsen said. "They've played in BCS games. They've played in specific venues over the course of the last few years, like LSU and Auburn, that were big venues and big games.
The largest crowd to see the Mountaineers prior to this game was at Penn State's Beaver Stadium in 1991. Seniors and juniors played in front of 92,575 fans at LSU's Tiger Stadium in 2010. The year prior they played in front of 87,451 fans at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium.