Cotton Bowl 2012: Kansas State, Arkansas Fans Excited For Top Ten Matchup

The No. 8 Kansas St. Wildcats take on the No. 6 Arkansas Razorbacks in the 76th annual AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Friday night.


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Before they do, the fan frenzy leading up to the game is already at a fever pitch.

Kansas State fans showed up 15,000 strong to a pep rally Thursday night, just in case you were wondering how hyped up they are.

Arkansas might be Jerry Jones' alma mater but Kansas State fans expect to take over JerryWorld.

"This is awesome," Heaton said about the Cotton Bowl atmosphere. "I got to represent with the purple nation, this stadium will definitely be flooded with purple."

Students like, Kris Fitzgerald, marketing major at K-State, traveled to the Cotton Bowl in high excitement to attend the prestigious game.

"I am literally more excited than having a child right now, this is my baby right here, I love the Cotton Bowl and I love K-State."

The roof is expected to be closed at Cowboys Stadium, so this already loud crowd is only going to be louder.

For the latest updates on the Cotton Bowl, be sure to follow this StoryStream. For more on Kansas State, visit Bring On The Cats. For updates on Arkansas, visit Arkansas Expats.

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