By Linh Bui

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)—Let’s go, Tigers! Towson University has a national championship within sight. The football team plays for the title Saturday.

Linh Bui has all the excitement leading up to the big showdown.

An incredible season for the Towson Tigers all leads to this weekend.

“Go Tigers! Woot!” said Carlos Serrano, Towson University graduate student.

The Division I FCS Championship Game is Saturday afternoon in Frisco, Texas.

“I can’t believe that Towson made it this far. And I’m pumped to watch the game with all my friends,” said Victoria Richardson, Towson University sophomore.

The Tigers face a tough opponent. No. 1 seed North Dakota State is the two-time defending champion.

School spirit is stronger than ever.  Richardson says the excitement has spread all over campus.

“Oh definitely!” she said. “Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. Everything’s about the game tomorrow!”

The enthusiasm is spreading to local businesses like Charles Village Pub and Patio.

“We are so excited for tomorrow’s big game. We’re expecting a packed house,” said Melony Wagner, Charles Village Pub & Patio owner.

They’re handing out game day goodies.

“Glasses are yellow and black, so they’re themed for Towson. T-shirts are yellow,” said Vicki Victoriano, Charles Village Pub & Patio officer manager.

And the owner estimates a 200 percent boost in business Saturday.

“We’re having some drink specials, some food specials. I think we have 40 TVs. So the game will be playing all over the place,” Wagner said.

Gov. Martin O’Malley even bet some Maryland crab cakes on the game.

“The governor of North Dakota–the wager that he put on the table so to speak was some home-grown North Dakota pasta,” O’Malley said.

Fans are confident about the title.

“I definitely think they’re gonna win, no doubt. I got a lot of confidence in them,” said Andre Hounshell, Towson University student.

They are proud of how far the Tigers have come.

“Let’s go! We can do this! And we got you. Alright? We got you!” Serrano said.

More than 3,000 fans are headed to Texas to cheer on the Tigers in person.

The Towson Tigers take on North Dakota State on Saturday at 2 p.m. It will air nationally on ESPN 2.

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