The numbers are in.
The University of Iowa athletic department received an astonishing 54,831 requests for Rose Bowl tickets, the school confirmed Friday. More than 23,000 of those requests were fulfilled exclusively to donors, season ticket holders and students. Ticket prices ranged from $150-185.
No requests from the general public were granted because of the high demand. Student season ticket holders received 100 percent of their requests.
Iowa (12-1) will make its first appearance in the Rose Bowl since 1991, heightening the call for fans who want to attend the game. The fifth-ranked Hawkeyes play No. 6 Stanford (11-2) at 4 p.m. Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.
Stanford, meanwhile, was given about 30,000 tickets and sold all of its allotment. The Rose Bowl's capacity is 92,542.
Despite the buzz, ticket prices on the secondary market are dropping into a more normal range. As of Friday afternoon, the cheapest ticket on StubHub was $190, a sharp contrast to almost two weeks ago when tickets stretched from $620 to upwards of $10,000.