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Tech officials are expecting a large crowd for their nearly 31,000-seat stadium, which has never had a sellout since opening the turnstiles in the late 1960s.

This game might come close, as ticket sales have been brisk in the past several weeks and the Bulldogs from Starkville are due to have 5,000-plus fans arriving to support their team.

It will mark game No. 10 in a cross-state series that began in Starkville in 1904 and was last played in 1996 when Tech took a 38-23 victory.

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