BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Spirits are high on the LSU campus after Saturday's win against the Crimson Tide. Fans say Alabama was the team to beat this year, and now that the Tigers have taken them down, students believe the team is on the fast track to the BCS National Championship.
Monday morning, excitement courses across the LSU campus. "Everywhere you're walking, I'm hearing horns honk and you hold up a finger and everybody's yelling back at you. It's great," says sophomore Jeff Pearce.
The big win has students pumped up.
"There's a little more hype in the air cause we're still number one and we only have three games left," says Patrick Fell.
For many, the nail-biter of a game was exactly what they expected from the nation's top two contenders.
"I think it was perfect," Pearce says. "I watched the whole game. I didn't move from my spot. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life."
Others say, they're surprised neither team got in the end zone. "I wasn't expecting it to be as close," Fell says. "I thought at least somebody was going to score a touchdown."
But one thing is for sure. Fans had faith that the purple and gold would still come home number one.
"I had no doubts that LSU was going to win," says Randi Fischer. "They have the better team. They have the better coach."
Now, students have their sights set on college football's biggest bowl game.
"That's our spot in the National Championship," says Alex Tenreiro.
With three games to go in regular season, Tiger Nation is confident they'll see LSU riding that top spot all the way to the end.
"I don't know how you fall off of the wave of moment that you've got from this game," says Pearce. "I feel it. The whole time, with them, every time they go to the game it's like they know they're going to win."
All hopefully that the National Championship isn't far off for the LSU Tigers.
"It's going to happen," Fischer says. "There's no doubt in my mind. It's going to happen. They're going to win. They're going to take it all the way."