Smarty, meet Sparty.
The race for this year's 100th
Stanford, the defending Rose Bowl champions, may have even been outsmarted by ticket-hungry fans from East Lansing.
It was reported last week that some Michigan State fans took advantage of a Stanford plan that offered tickets to anyone who put a $100 deposit to become a 2014 Stanford season ticket holder.
With prices reaching $1,000 per ticket, some Michigan State fans put down the deposit in order to purchase tickets at the face value of $185.
"I heard through a friend that they were selling tickets on the Stanford site," Danny Daoud, a 2006 Michigan State grad, told
That's pretty smart, right? Because of demand, Stanford quickly upped the deposit fee to $200 and claims 95% of its priority customers got tickets through the offer.
This is one hot ticket, though, as Michigan State received more than 31,000 ticket request for its Rose Bowl allotment of 24,000.