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Mississippi State is on the verge of selling 52,000 season tickets for football

STARKVILLE, MS (WLOX) - In May Mississippi State had sold over 48,000 season tickets which shattered the school record.  You can expect that total to rise to 52,200 in the near future.

Less than 2,200 season tickets remain for football and if you want to be in that number, fans can purchase them at HailState.com/tickets or by calling 1-888-GO-DAWGS.

Priority reserved season tickets are $340 and non-priority season tickets are $220.  Mississippi State alumni who graduated after May 2014 can purchase first-time season tickets at a cost of $180.

MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said, "The excitement is building as we draw closer to another Bulldog football season.  Mississippi State fans have purchased season tickets in record numbers and their support has been unwavering."

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen led his Bulldogs to a record-setting 2014 season.  MSU ran off the first 10-win regular season in school history and the program's first-ever Number One national ranking.

The Bulldogs ended the year ranked Number 11 in the Associated Press poll, the highest finish by a Mississippi State football team since 1940.  The Bulldogs also played in the Orange Bowl and that was the first time since 1941.  Mississippi State was able to secure the Number One ranking in only five weeks, moving to the top spot after starting the season unranked.  That was the quickest rise in the 78-year history of the AP College Football Poll.

Adding to the Bulldogs success was head coach Dan Mullen claiming the 2014 Maxwell Football National Coach of the Year award. Under his guidance, Mississippi State established 30 school records last season, led by Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback Dak Prescott.  The senior finished eighth in the voting last season and was a finalist for the Maxwell Award presented to the National Player of the Year.

I attended the Southern Miss-Mississippi State game last season in Starkville and the atmosphere was super.  Davis Wade Stadium was expanded to a capacity of 61,337 and the $75 million expansion in 2014 has Mississippi State packed full of excitement and enthusiasm.  I agree with national writers and television media members that Davis Wade Stadium is now one of the loudest in college football.

The Bulldogs have won eight-straight home games for the longest winning streak since 1998-2000.  Mississippi State hopes to extend that streak to nine game when the Bulldogs entertain LSU on September 12.  The kickoff is slated for 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Mississippi State opens the 2015 season on the road in Hattiesburg, a September 5 date with Southern Miss.  That kickoff is set for 9:00 p.m.

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