Troy fans head east instead of south for bowl game

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Consider it Mobile style in Montgomery.

Instead of making the trip south, some fans went east to Down the Street Café in East Chase shopping center.

"It's a good chance to watch the game," says Kyle Bozeman.

Fans took in the game with flat screens, food, and a few prizes.

It was a nice alternative to making the trip.

"A little too far, and a little two late in the year to go down to Mobile and watch the game, but we wanted to support them anyway we can," says Janina Skaret.

That support is two-fold.  Café managers welcome the celebration after only three months in business.

"I'm a Troy graduate from back in '98. Anything we can do to help them out and give the fans of Troy a place to go and enjoy themselves, that's what we're all about," says Manager Russell Terry.

And while some fans say it's hard to top last year's bowl game in New Orleans, the GMAC Bowl gives the Trojans a little edge.

"Here they got the last game before the national championship," says Bob Prick.

"I think it's going to be very good for recruiting and I think there's a lot of people nationwide watching this game...and that's gotta be good for Troy," says Skaret.

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