As a somber, but hopeful mood set over Columbia as the Gamecocks entered the fourth quarter trailing Texas A&M, a few have turned to Five Points to watch the final quarter of the game.
At 9 p.m. Britney Root stood outside of a bar in five points as Gamecock fans yelled inside after a incomplete pass.
"They can take our stadium, they can take our statehouse," Root said. "But, they cannot take Five Points."
Hamilton Brown stood at the door checking ID's as few fans trickled in and out of the Cover 3 bar on Harden Street.
He said he is expecting a heavy turn out regardless of the outcome of the game.
"But, if they lose, we may be seeing a little more maroon than garnet," Brown said.
So far, police presence has been light around the staple nightlife center, but Greg Kraft said more police will be coming soon.
Kraft said his brother is a Columbia police officer and they are expecting to deploy nearly 100 officers to Five Points.