STARKVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The success of the 2014 football season has Mississippi State fans eager to purchase season tickets. Less than 300 remain for purchase. 50,311 season tickets had been sold by Tuesday afternoon, breaking the previous high of 45,575 season tickets sold last season.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen guided the Bulldogs to a first-ever 10win regular season in school history and the program's first No. 1 national ranking. The Bulldogs jumped into the No. 1 spot in the fifth week after opening the 2014 season unranked. It was the quickest rise in the 78-year history of the Associated Press poll.
Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said, "The passion of our Bulldog fan base heading into this season has been unprecedented with the amount of season tickets we have sold."
Priority reserved season tickets are available for $340, while non-priority season tickets are only $220. Mississippi State alumni who graduated after May 2014 can purchase first-time season tickets for just $180.
Mississippi State is also offering a "Pick 3" mini-plan. It allow fans to choose three of the following games: Northwestern State (Sept.. 19), Troy (Oct. 10), Louisiana Tech (Oct. 17) and Kentucky (Oct. 24). Seats for those contests are available in the lower level east side of Davis Wade Stadium in sections 24-25.
Mississippi State has won eight straight home games, the longest since 1998-2000 and put that streak on the line against LSU in the home opener on September 12. ESPN will televise the game at 8:15 p.m.