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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 5:24 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2006

More than 42,000 tickets sold for UH football game

Advertiser Staff

The largest crowd of the year is expected at Saturday's University of Hawai'i vs. Purdue football game at Aloha Stadium.

As of closing of business today, 42,700 tickets have been sold for the 6:05 p.m. game, according to John McNamara, UH associate athletic director for external affairs.

"We're thrilled with ticket sales thus far, and looking forward to a great crowd at Aloha Stadium," he said.

McNamara encouraged fans to purchase tickets online because "we anticipate sales being brisk leading up to the game."

Despite a record-setting offense, UH football hasn't drawn more than 30,000 (turnstile count) to any of its games this season.

UH is 9-2, 7-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

UH last sold out a game in its season opener in 2005 against two-time defending national champion Southern California.