There seems to be about twenty regular drivers working a good bit who are mostly local. If I had to guess there are 4 or 5 times the number of drivers here Thursday through Saturday. You are right about Blacksburg being smaller, but I would assume it has the same rhythm of this college town.
I do see evidence of students driving here. The guarantees and surges seem to be drawing in people from Lewistown, Williamsport, Altoona, tyrone, Philipsburg, I’ve heard of people coming in from farther than that. The Buffalo game was a dud. No way they had the business to keep all those cars moving, particularly Thursday evening. Rutgers was a different story. Because the two weekends were so radically different, my guess is that whether or not a driver did or didn’t take the guarantee, it might have been a wash either way. Hard to say. Not even sure a local Uber driver would know what to make of it.