ATLANTA As the Texas A&M University Aggie football team gears up for the Chick-Fil-A bowl in Atlanta, Aggie fans are pouring into town to cheer them on.
The Aggie Spirit is alive and well at Centennial Olympic park in downtown Atlanta. Plenty of maroon to be seen as Aggies get out and enjoy the sights before the big game on New Year's Eve
"It's been a really cool experience," said Bella Digiuseppi, 18.
Digiuseppi and her two best friends, Katie Carter and Sarah Cox, all freshman at Texas A&M, said they never miss a game, and jumped at the chance to fly to Atlanta to see A&M square off against Duke.
"As part of the 12th man, we're there to support them," said Cox. "Even if it's not in Texas, it's just what we do."
The girls say the experience so far has been unforgettable.
"We've been seeing football players in our hotel, and it's like, oh, maybe we can go talk to them," said Digiuseppi.
The girls said this won't be the last road trip they take together to cheer on their favorite team.
Fans said the Georgian reception has been great.
"Oh everybody's been really nice to us. A lot of good southern hospitality," said one Texas A&M fan from Pearland.
Fans said the people of Atlanta are not only friendly, but respectful of Texas A&M.