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Only 5,000 tickets left for Saturday's football game

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Many Ohio State fans expected to attend

While most University of Arizona students aren't expecting to be smelling the roses come January, it hasn't hurt ticket sales for the first home football game of the season against Ohio State University, said Darlene Caselan Sprigg, director of ticket operations.

"I anticipate we'll be sold out," Sprigg said.

Long lines of students waited outside the ticket windows on the south side of the McKale Center yesterday, leaving only single tickets remaining in the students' section.

"Students have been coming out pretty crazy since Tuesday," Sprigg said.

Only about 5,000 seats remain before this Saturday's game is sold out.

Though there aren't as many season ticket holders this year as last - about 33,000 seats were taken by season ticket holders last year and about 27,000 this year - Sprigg said that this year's numbers are higher than the two years prior to the 1999 season.