BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Bobcat fans lined Main Street in Downtown Bozeman with blue and gold Saturday morning for the annual Homecoming parade.

The Spirit of the West and Bozeman High School marching bands pumped up the crowd as the community rallied for the game.

Fans cheered and caught candy, as floats, animals and Bobcat supporters marched down Main.

Our NBC Montana crew in Bozeman also walked in the parade, passing out goodies.

Parade-goers said it was a great way to kick off the big day.

"We're hanging out with friends and having fun" said a group of women who took post by Pub 317. "And it's all a good time."

Three students we talked with said they wouldn't miss the Homecoming parade for the world. "We enjoy everything about homecoming- and for football" they said, before letting out loud cheers.