UGA fans cheering the Dawgs all the way to victory from Athens

ATHENS, Ga. — The Bulldogs might be in Indianapolis bringing home the College Football National Championship trophy, but fans are cheering them on from back home too.

Channel 2′s Ashli Lincoln spent the evening at UGA’s Stegman Coliseum in Athens where a watch party was being held for fans who couldn’t make it to the game.

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Some fans say they waited outside for over an hour to get into the arena before the start of the game.

UGA students say that after an incredible season, a victory over Alabama is very sweet.

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“It’s just so much better. I can come here and root on the dogs and all my friends, and that just makes the experience so much better,” Colby Belland told Lincoln.

“They’ve been to the championship, but they haven’t won since 1980, so...it’s so exciting,” student Annsley Angin said.

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Despite being down in points for the majority of the game, fans were thrilled to see that the Bulldogs were able to pull out a win, beating the Crimson Tide 33 to 18.