Fans buy up FSU championship gear, celebrate win

By Matt Horn, Reporter, Capitol News Service
Published On: Jan 07 2014 08:05:30 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

On the day after Florida State University won its third national championship, fans are buying up championship gear as quickly as it's coming out. The 'Noles are the hot topic across the country.

It was an emotional night for fans watching their beloved Seminoles playing and eventually beating Auburn in the final BCS National Championship game in Pasadena.

"We did it!" said one fan.

"Go Noles! Unconquered, we're unconquered," said Jake Yaeger.

"Nobody thought a redshirt freshman was going to go all the way, win the Heisman and the national championship," said Trent Loboda. "He's too amazing, FSU is the champions!"

Police report few incidents after the game. The most serious was fans lining the streets near campus and setting an old Christmas tree on fire. FSU police said six were arrested on minor charges as fans celebrated the victory.

As soon as the game clock struck zero, national champion memorabilia hit the press, bringing extra money to businesses across Florida.

"This is our bread and butter," said Joshua Williams, of Garnet and Gold. "This time normally football season would be over and we would slow down tremendously."

Karen Bishop returned from cheering on the 'Noles Tuesday morning. Her first stop back in Tallahassee was to buy a national championship shirt. Bishop has been to all three national championship games. She said the atmosphere is electric.

"I've always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl and we finally got there and it's the last BCS, so it was just awesome," said Bishop.

Jameis Winston is just the third Heisman Trophy winner to win a national championship and lead his team to an undefeated season since 1950.

Florida State's last championship came in 1999.

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