The Oregon Ducks will face the Ohio Buckeyes in the national championship game tonight at 5:30 p.m. Cheer on the Oregon team with spirit and style with the following insider tips.

Marcus Mariota University of Oregon Ducks1. Get pumped up. Doubters talking trash? Come back with some of these encouraging stats ensuring the Ducks victory.

2. Find a place to party. Just because you didn’t catch a flight to Texas doesn’t mean you can’t cheer alongside fellow fans. The Beaverton Cinetopia will broadcast the game on its 70-foot high-definition screen. With free admission and in-seat food and drink service, the theater will be packed. Arrive early to snag a seat. Check out the dozens of eateries and pubs across Oregon that will be hosting game watching events, many with free admission.

“If we win, it’ll be the entire community of Eugene celebrating, not just the university,” UO student Akiva Hillman said. “People will probably celebrate from Monday to the following Monday.”

3. Get over the fashion faux pas. After fans protested the lack of green and yellow in the new Ducks uniform, supporters started tweeting: “There are only three kinds of people who look good in white: Jesus, Girls and Marcus Mariota.”

“The Ducks don’t really have a true uniform,” wrote Oregonian columnist John Canzano. “It’s why Oregon has the best uniforms in America. It’s why the toned-down look against a lunch-bucket program such as Ohio State is a beautiful inside joke.”

4. Buy the book. Think you know everything there is to know about the Oregon team? Think again. Rare Air couples award-winning sports photography and writing on Marcus Mariota’s career and the team’s journey to the national championship. Get your copy here.

5. Show Ducks spirit to win big. Post photos dressed in Ducks attire to The Oregonian’s Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #DucksSpirit for a chance to win a $500 Fred Meyer gift card.

When not writing, Sierra can be found conducting experiments in the chemistry lab or whipping up delectable creations in her kitchen. With a passion for storytelling, Sierra puts her natural curiosity to use investigating enlightening angles for news and events here at The Oregon Optimist.