Battle at Bristol: 545,000 beers ordered for Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech

College football will be treated to a spectacle Saturday night, when Tennessee takes on Virginia Tech for the highly-anticipated Battle at Bristol.

Sold out with a seating capacity of 160,000, Bristol Motor Speedway, where the game will be held, will boast an attendance that would easily shatter the previous NCAA record for the highest-attended college football game, previously held by Michigan Stadium for Michigan vs. Notre Dame (115,109).

Bracing for the record crowd, organizers for the Battle at Bristol, according to ESPN’s David Hale, have ordered 545,000 beers.

With over 150,000 fans expected to be in attendance, that’s an average of around three and a half cans per fan.

Do the difficult math of subtracting minors and the number of cans per fan would only rise, results that would surely make the day of the middle-aged, beer-bellied men sector.

The additional upside is having ample ammunition to drink away your sorrows if a tragic situation were to present itself.

Tennessee plummeted eight spots in the AP poll, currently ranked at 17, while Virginia Tech isn’t quite yet in the conversation.

Maybe, just maybe, if you drink enough, you can deceive yourself into thinking you’re watching an Alabama-Clemson showdown.

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