AUSTIN, Texas--(TicketCity highlights these teams and many more, counting down the most popular games of the season based on ticket sales, prices, customer inquiries, and searches on TicketCity.com.)--Week two of the college football season featured a bevy of surprising upsets, with the then #8 Arkansas Razorbacks falling to unranked Louisiana Monroe in overtime, #16 Nebraska being defeated by UCLA at the Rose Bowl, #18 Oklahoma State falling to the Arizona Wildcats, and #13 Wisconsin being defeated by Oregon State in Corvallis. These surprising upsets led to teams falling off the AP Poll, however ticket prices are still in demand as fans remain loyal to their favorite teams.
The ESPN College GameDay Crew rolls into Knoxville on Saturday, as SEC-East foes, Tennessee and Florida, duke it out in a pivotal early season matchup. Florida got off to a rocky start against newest SEC assailant Texas A&M, but rallied late to hand the Aggies their first loss of the season. The Volunteers, with impressive victories over North Carolina State and Georgia State, look to defeat the Gators for the first time since 2004. With both teams jockeying for position in the SEC-East, this rivalry game is sure to be a great one. The average ticket price on the secondary market is $175, however TicketCity currently offers tickets starting at $121.
The #14 Texas Longhorns head deep into the south for their first road test of the season to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. The Longhorns are coming off two impressive wins against Mountain West opponents, Wyoming and New Mexico, while Ole Miss defeated Central Arkansas and UTEP to open the season. The Texas defense, which looked stellar in a shutout win over New Mexico, will be expected to produce another virtuoso performance against the run-heavy Rebels, who rushed a staggering 46 times for over 330 yards in a victory over UTEP. With the teams having not seen each other since 1966, this will be a matchup not to be missed. The average ticket price on the secondary market is $172, however TicketCity currently offers affordable tickets starting at $53.
Looking ahead, the #17 Michigan Wolverines head to South Bend to take on the #20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 22nd. Currently ranked the 5th Hottest College Football Game of the season, this matchup should be one of the more competitive contests in this storied history. The average ticket price on the secondary market is $405, however TicketCity currently offers tickets starting at $243.
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-Data is as of September 11, 2012. Average Price is generated from secondary market tickets listed on TicketCity.com (approximately 800 brokers). All prices are per ticket. Prices are subject to change.
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