TCU Fans Gather for Bowl Game Watch Party

TCU fans from across the country cheered on their team as they took down Ole Miss in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

The TCU Alumni Association hosted two local watch parties for the game: One at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge in Dallas and the other at Brewster's West 7th in Fort Worth. 

At Brewster's, the bar and restaurant was packed with purple and white for the 11:30 a.m. local kick-off.

"They get loud and rowdy,” said Brewster's server Jade Ferrell.

The game may have been played in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, some 817 miles from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, but that couldn't keep countless fans from cheering on their Horned Frogs.

"We support TCU all the way," said TCU alum, Steve Chilton. "We're so proud of them, the job they've done. We've got a great program and it's going to continue that way."

Many Frog fans were disappointed when on December 7 their team was kept out of the first-ever College Football Playoff. The championship game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, just 20 miles from the TCU campus.

"You know, we're a little sore about it, but I think a win today will kind of prove that we are a playing force," said one fan.

And win the Horned Frogs did, by a big margin, too. No. 6 TCU defeated No. 9 Ole Miss by a score of 42 to 3. A satisfying score for legions of fans who were feeling scorned earlier this month.

"Another bowl game, another victory," Chilton said.

Crowds also gathered at unofficial watch parties near the TCU campus, including Dutch's Hamburgers and Buffalo Brothers.

Brewster's is an official sponsor of TCU, and the folks there love hosting watch parties for the team. They even decorated their place with purple and white balloons. 

"It is extremely exciting for us because we have ended up with a real kinship with TCU here at Brewster's,” owner Brian Paul said. “Whenever there is a TCU event on in here, the atmosphere is just a lot of fun."

NBC 5's Chris Van Horne contributed to this report.

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