College football is right around the corner, and ticket prices on the secondary market have already started to rise as the season draws closer to its August 30 kickoff. Several key matchups will see considerably high prices on the secondary market. Five teams — Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Texas A&M and Alabama — are featured in two of the ten most expensive games on the secondary market. With those teams being a big draw on their own, ticket prices are unsurprisingly expensive for the case when they play each other.
Below is the ten most expensive games by average price on the secondary market according to TiqIQ.
11/29 - Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes (Ohio Stadium) | Avg. Price: $616.40 | Get-in: $308
The Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Michigan Wolverines on November 29 at Ohio Stadium. The average price for Ohio State vs Michigan tickets for the late-November game is currently $616.40 with a get-in price of $308. Last season, the Buckeyes pull out a thrilling 42-41 victory in this matchup. As it’s no surprise this is the most expensive game on the Ohio State football schedule, it’s the most expensive game in college football this season.
11/8 - Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU Tigers (Tiger Stadium) | Avg. Price: $578.03 | Get-in: $267
The Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to Tiger Stadium in Louisiana on November 8 to play the LSU Tigers. The average price for LSU vs Alabama tickets is currently $578.03 with a get-in price of $267. Alabama cruised to a 38-17 win over LSU last season when they played at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL last season. The Crimson Tide ended the season with an impressive 11-2 record and went 7-1 in SEC games. The Tigers also had a notable season, going 10-3 and 5-3 in SEC games.
9/6 - Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Notre Dame Stadium) | Avg. Price: $518.49 | Get-in: $244
The most expensive game on the 2014 Notre Dame football schedule is against Michigan on September 6. The average price for Notre Dame vs Michigan tickets is $518.49 with a get-in price of $244 and is the second game on the Michigan football schedule to make our list. While the two teams did not face each other last season, they are set to open both the 2015 and 2016 seasons against each other after schedules were announced last December.
10/11 - Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns (Cotton Bowl) | Avg. Price: $495.99 | Get-in: $192
The Texas Longhorns are scheduled to host the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on October 11. The most expensive game on the Oklahoma football schedule has an average price of $495.99 with a get-in price of $192. In an October 12 matchup last season, the Longhorns took an easy 36-20 win from the Sooners in Dallas. Texas finished with an 8-5 record and went 7-2 in Big 12 games. Despite a lopsided loss to Texas, the Sooners went an impressive 11-2 and 7-2 in Big 12 games.
9/27 - Arkansas Razorbacks at Texas A&M Aggies (AT&T Stadium) | Avg. Price: $428.23 | Get-in: $121
In what is sure to be a thriller, the Texas A&M Aggies and Arkansas Razorbacks will play each other at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, on September 27. The average price for Texas A&M football tickets against Arkansas is $428.23 with a get-in price of $121. Under the reigns of college football star Johnny Manziel last season, the Aggies finished with a 9-4 record and went 4-4 in SEC games. The Razorbacks will hope to improve this season after going just 3-9 and an abysmal 0-8 in SEC game last season.
11/29 - Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide (Bryant-Denny Stadium) | Avg. Price: $383.52 | Get-in: $256
The Alabama Crimson Tide will welcome the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on November 29. The average price for Iron Bowl tickets is currently $383.52 with a get-in price of $256. While this game was easily one of the most memorable of the college football season last year, it’s not surprising it’s the most expensive home game on the 2014 Alabama football schedule.
8/30 - Clemson Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs (Sanford Stadium) | Avg. Price: $368.07 | Get-in: $184
The Clemson Tigers travel to Georgia’s Sanford Stadium to play the Georgia Bulldogs in the opening game of the season on August 30. The average price for Georgia vs Clemson football tickets is $368.07 with a get-in price of $184. The two teams opened their season against each last year as well, with Clemson taking a close 38-35 win over Georgia in Memorial Stadium in Clemson. The Bulldogs finished the 2013 season at 8-5 and went 5-3 in SEC games. The Tigers had a remarkable season, going 11-2 and 7-1 in SEC games last year.
9/6 - Virginia Tech Hokies at Ohio State Buckeyes (Ohio Stadium) | Avg. Price: $360.66 | Get-in: $138
The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Ohio Stadium during the second week of the season on September 6. The average price for Ohio State vs Virginia Tech tickets is $360.66 with a get-in price of $138. The Buckeyes went 12-2 and a perfect 8-0 in Big Ten games last season while the Hokies finished with a 5-3 record and went 5-3 in ACC games.
11/27 - LSU Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies (Kyle Field) | Avg. Price: $353.82 | Get-in: $153
The Texas A&M Aggies welcome the LSU Tigers to Kyle Field in College Station on November 27. The average price for Texas A&M vs LSU tickets is $353.82 with a get-in price of $153. Last season, the Aggies traveled to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and were defeated in a 34-10 loss on November 23. The Aggies finished 9-4 and just 4-4 in SEC matchups last season while the Tigers went 10-3 and 5-3 in conference games.
11/22 - USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins (Rose Bowl) | Avg. Price: $336.12 | Get-in: $110
The USC Trojans will head to the Pasadena Rose Bowl to play the UCLA Bruins on November 22, for what is one of the biggest games on the USC football schedule. The average price for UCLA vs USC football tickets is currently $336.12 with a get-in price of $110. The two teams met last season on November 30 and saw the Bruins win 35-14 over the Trojans. The Bruins finished their season at 10-3 with all three losses in Pac-12 games while the Trojans went 10-4 and 6-3 in Pac-12 games.
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