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Saturday's Hoosier crowd 4th largest in history

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Oct 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-03 18:37:16-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The crowd on Saturday was the the fourth largest football crowd Hoosiers have seen in their football history.

The last sold out game was in 2010 against Michigan.

But, today's sell-out was different. 

Tickets were gone a full 28 hours before kickoff against defending national champions Ohio State.

The stadium is usually filled with 42,000 fans, but on Saturday Memorial Stadium was at full capacity at 52,929 fans. 

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About 6,000 of those fans were from Ohio State. 

"Our next home game with be homecoming against Rutgers on October 17.We've been really, really ramping up our efforts to send direct emails to our ticket holders to encourage them to buy more tickets, "Associate Athletic Director Jeremy Gray said. 

"So we're going to try to build off the momentum of the great experience people are going to have today to make sure hey come back to Memorial Stadium." 
 
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