SPOKANE, Wash.—Football fans from two of the big public schools in Eastern Washington cheered on their teams in big games on Saturday.
Washington State University and Eastern fans packed Sergio’s Mexican Grill in Spokane to watch pivotal games for both of the schools.
“There is no way I'd miss a bowl game, we haven't been to one in a decade,” said WSU alumni Elizabeth Robertson.
Cougar fans said they have been waiting for the game for a very long time. Some fans were a little too optimistic, a little too early.
"We are going to smash them clearly as its 35, 20 currently,” said Robertson.
The Cougars took on Colorado State in their first bowl game in ten years.
A longtime fan and alum remembers watching the last bowl game.
"I went to the tavern to watch that game and we beat the Texas longhorns I believe,” said WSU fan Darren Case.
One woman cheered on the Eastern Eagles as she was surrounded by WSU fans.
"If we win this game, we get to go play in the game for the national championship for our division. Which is pretty cool,” said EWU fan Lindsey Bekemeyer.
Eastern did end up losing to the Towson Tigers in its biggest game of the season on Saturday.
Although both teams came up a little short, one Cougar fan said he hopes his team makes it to a bowl game every year from now on.