Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech football head coach Justin Fuente coached his first game in Lane Stadium on Saturday. In the season opener Virginia Tech beat Liberty University 36-13, handing Fuente his first victory.

Fuente, who spent the previous four seasons at the University of Memphis, took over in January for Frank Beamer, who retired after 29 years as Virginia Tech’s head coach.

“The atmosphere here is fantastic," Fuente said. "It’s what college football is all about. People at Virginia Tech take a lot of pride in the game-day atmosphere, and they should. It was incredible."

Here's a look at his first game.

Hokie fans on game day
Hokie fans gear up for Saturday's matchup against Liberty University.
Crowd at Lane Stadium
Hokie fans cheer during Saturday's season opener against Liberty University.
Football team enters Lane Stadium
The Virginia Tech football team, and the Hokie Bird, enter Lane Stadium.
Football game at Lane Stadium
Virginia Tech and Liberty University face off in the 2016 season opener Saturday.
The Hokie Bird greets fans at Lane Stadium
The Hokie Bird greets fans during Saturday's game.
Corps of Cadets member at Lane Stadium doing pushing ups
The Corps of Cadets does push-ups every time the Hokies score. This time, Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart, commandant of cadets, volunteered to do a round of push-ups in place of a cadet.
The Hokie Bird with a State Trooper
The Hokie Bird poses for a selfie during the game.
Marching Virginians on game day
The Marching Virginians play during Saturday's game.
Land Stadium on game day
The Hokies play during a packed season opener.