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Published January 04, 2014, 09:52 PM

Bison fans cheer team on from Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Bison fans took over Frisco today for the FCS championship game, but there were plenty of fans back home cheering them on for a three-peat. Just under 20,000 people attended the championship game in Frisco today and 17,000 of them were Bison fans.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Bison fans took over Frisco today for the FCS championship game, but there were plenty of fans back home cheering them on for a three-peat.

Just under 20,000 people attended the championship game in Frisco today and 17,000 of them were Bison fans.

And more than a thousand miles north, local bars here in Fargo were also filled with green and gold.

Each touchdown sent an eruption of cheers clamoring off the walls of Chubs Pub in Fargo.

Katy Garbe/NDSU Student: "It's fun, you've gotta love it."

The pub is just down the street from NDSU and they were prepared for people to pack in to see if the Bison could pull off a three-peat.

Jason Ramstad/Chub's Pub GM: "It's kind of like a herd mentality, they all want somewhere to go to party and have a good time."

Ryan Keel/Alumni: "Chub's is like an extension of NDSU for me."

Even UND student body president Nick Creamer was there; Bison t-shirt and all, despite the legendary rivalry between the two schools, he says this is about state pride.

According to regulars, the bar wasn't as packed as it usually is during a Bison game maybe because so many people made the trek down to Frisco.

Darryl Selzler was there last year while this atmosphere is energetic, he says it's nothing compared to what it's like down there.

Darryl Selzler/Bison Fan: "It's like mardi gras, new years', and homecoming all in one."

And as for their game predictions,

Keel: "It'll be a blowout by the end."

Selzler: "Yeah, Bison should crush them."

Garbe: "Oh, we're gonna win. For sure!"

Of course, they were right, the Bison did come out on top for the second three-peat in FCS history.

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