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Thousands of Spartans Head To Capital Region Airport

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Thousands of people headed to Capital Region International Airport today to board their flight to California for the Rose Bowl. And for some Spartan fans, it was a dream come true.

"I don't think we slept too well at all last night but we're excited to get here and get going," said MSU fan Tom French.

"We were at Michigan State the last time they won the rose bowl in '87 and we weren't able to go," said MSU fan Cindy Berner. "We had small children so its always something we wanted to do."

For Anne Paquethoward, a Spartan alum, she's been waiting all her life to go to Pasadena.

"So I'm just really thankful that our team did it," said Paquethoward. "Go green, go white, and it really means a lot to me."

She is decked out in Spartan gear, from her head to her nails.

"I'm just too excited for words," said Paquethoward.

Families were greeted at the airport with roses, and a got a chance to take some photos with Rosebowl signs.

"We're ready for the big game and the big win," said the Sears family who are also MSU fans.

Knowing that many would be heading to sunny California made the early wake up and long lines at the airport a bit easier to handle.

"I wouldn't call myself a morning person but it was a lot easier to wake up," said Jason Unold, MSU student.

As the fan board their flight to Pasadena, their only hope is to come home with a win.

"Go Spartans," said Berner.

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