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Final Home Football Game Draws Small Crowds

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Blame the cold weather, the last day of rifle season or the Thanksgiving holiday, Michigan State University's football game drew small crowds, despite a successful season. 

"This is the first time in several years we've had a football game that was during the holiday Thanksgiving weekend," said Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor of the MSU police department.

The fans who made it to the game bundled up in MSU hats, scarves and gloves. They say the weather could be better, but a little chill can't keep them from the game. 

"We're really good friends and we've always tailgated together. We've been rain, snow, shine, whatever, we're going to be here," said MSU fan Holly Jozwiak.

These tailgate vets say the small crowds don't shock them.

"I'm not surprised, because it's the die-hard Spartans that come out on days like this," said MSU fan Cassie Smith. "We're pretty good at it."

The Lawrence's traveled to East Lansing from Georgia just to catch the game. 

"It feels like, freezing. I had to sit in the car for a couple of minutes because my hands were cold," said Sara Lawrence.

"We're not really used to this in Georgia, but it's well worth it to be here," said Bill Lawrence.

Despite small crowds, Saturday's final home victory made the game even more special for the dedicated fans. 

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