The Iowa State football team’s 3-0 start is its best since the 2005. The last time ISU last won its opening four games was 2000.At the same time the football club is having success on the field, record crowds are coming to Jack Trice Stadium. Athletics Department officials will announce later today that the school has set an all-time record for season tickets sold. The total of 37,446 – which continues to grow – breaks the old mark of 36,610 set in 2007. This year’s season ticket total is 18% higher than last season. The fourth- and second-largest crowds in stadium history saw the Cyclones defeat UNI and Iowa to open the year and another crowd in the mid-50,000s is expected for Texas. The largest three-game crowd total in Iowa State history is 158,371 (in 2007) when the Panthers, Hawkeyes and Longhorns played in Ames. That total will be obliterated in two weeks when the crowd against UT is added to the 110,757 fans who watched this season’s first two games. The Cyclones’ current home attendance average is ranked 35th nationally. ISU’s average is higher than seven schools in the Big East, eight schools in the Pac-12, seven schools in the ACC and five schools in the Big Ten. Winning and great crowds go hand-in-hand.
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