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Published January 07, 2012, 06:13 PM

Bison Fans were out in full force bright and early at F-C Dallas Stadium

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- They celebrated hours before the big game.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- They celebrated hours before the big game.

It's absolute Bison Fan-damonium here in Frisco Texas as it has been for the past couple days, and there's been plenty for NDSU fans to enjoy before kickoff.

For a more family friendly atmosphere, the NCAA provided Tailgate Town, which featured activities from the football skills challenge to the rodeo

Dave Batcheller (Bison Fan Tailgating with Family) - We brought the weather with us and a whole lot of people, it's spectacular, the Bison fans came out in force.

And it's not only fans from North Dakota that are cheering on the Bison, many are from right here in the Dallas area.

Deb Hannestad (Graduated from Sam Houston State) - I grew up in Waco, Texas and went to graduate school at Sam Houston State, married Bob 4.5 years ago and moved to Fargo, North Dakota. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world, it's wonderful.

Seth Burchill (Lives in Dallas) - Great to see the people from home show up, living in Dallas, my dad flew down yesterday for the game, my buddies are here, my friends from fargo are down here and my friends from Dallas are here just enjoying the experience. It's pretty awesome.

Congressman Rick Berg (NDSU Class of 1981)- Let's hear it fans, it's being here in person that's exciting. It's electrifying walking through, seeing old friends and meeting new friends, yeah it's exciting.

Looking around, there's certainly no question that North Dakota State football fans have outmatched and outnumbered their counterparts at Sam Houston State, which certainly says something about Bison pride here in Frisco, Texas.