Penn State announced that it sold out the entire allotment of student tickets for this season, the first under coach James Franklin.

Franklin replaced Bill O'Brien, who left after two seasons to coach the Houston Texans.

It is common for Penn State to sell out its student tickets, but the school said the freshman class sold out its tickets in just six minutes.

In all, more than 21,000 student tickets were purchased in only a few hours.

"I've heard that our student section is the best in the nation and I got a preview during the spring game, but to see the passion our students have for Penn State football even during this week's sale is unbelievable," James Franklin said in a statement. "To have 21,000-plus students supporting our team each home game from the time the players first take the field until the victory bell rings is such a huge advantage. When we return from Ireland after our opener vs. UCF, I know we'll be backed by the best students in the nation, who will join the rest of the Penn State family to pack Beaver Stadium 107K strong."

Penn State's home schedule this season includes Ohio State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Maryland, Temple, Akron and Massachusetts.

The Nittany Lions kick off the season Aug. 30 against Central Florida in Dublin.