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Georgia and Oklahoma fans journey to the Rose Bowl




The banner welcome the University of Oklahoma football team to their team hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
The banner welcome the University of Oklahoma football team to their team hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
Julian Burrell

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The Rose Bowl is called the "Granddaddy of them all" in the world of college football. But this year is unusual. Not only will it help determine who advances to the National Championship, neither team is from the West Coast.

It's the Georgia Bulldogs vs. The Oklahoma Sooners, kicking off on New Year's Day.

With both teams traveling from across the country to Southern California, many of their fans decided to make the trip as well.

"It's been beautiful," said Chad McKee, from Oklahoma. He'll be covering the game for Sooner Sports TV and appreciates the change in weather. "It's 19 degrees back in Norman, so it's awesome to be 72 and sunny."

Others are still on their way to the game.

"Me and 14 friends are in a van and we're headed out. We left from Atlanta on December 22nd, and we're headed to Pasadena," said Jonathan Yarborough, a University of Georgia student.

And while they disagree about who will win Monday's game, McKee and Yarborough both think the atmosphere of the golden state will make it special.

"It's just a historic college football stadium. It's beautiful. It's in LA. It doesn't get much better than that," Yarborough said.