Nearly 39,000 students attended Texas A&M-Lamar on Saturday at the renovated Kyle Field, the Aggies announced Monday.

“The football game experience at Kyle Field is unmatched, and it is fitting that the national student attendance record resides at the Home of the 12th Man,” director of athletics Eric Hyman said, according to ”

The 12th Man Foundation Ticket Center released the numbers. Texas A&M is claiming a national record for student attendance, though it’s unclear whether there’s any way to verify that.

The previous school record for student tickets issued was 31,000 for the Nebraska-Texas A&M game in 2010.

The recent expansion increased capacity to more than 106,000, making Kyle Field the third-largest college football stadium in the country. Fans waited out a lightning delay of more than two hours as the game against Lamar didn’t kick off until nearly 8:45 p.m. CT.

The Aggies routinely fill the stadium with a rowdy student section, which always has been one of the most vocal and enthusiastic in the country. Excitement for Texas A&M football never has been as high as the last three seasons, first with Johnny Manziel winning the Heisman in the school’s first year as a member of the SEC and now with a surprise Top 10 ranking.

Kevin Sumlin continues to build excitement around the program with some of the best recruiting classes in the country.