Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rivalry Week: Missouri Football Tickets Down 16% As They Host A&M

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Rivalry Week is an eventful week in college football and the SEC matchup of Texas A&M at Missouri will be no different. The Aggies and Tigers will continue being conference rivals since they both came over from the Big 12 together, but will now grow this rivalry in one of the biggest conferences in the NCAA.

Texas A&M came into the season as a legitimate BCS National Championship contender, behind quarterback Johnny Manziel. Missouri, meanwhile, was hoping just to get ranked. Since the start of the season, the two schools have flipped positions. The Tigers, at 10-1, could jump into the BCS picture with a win and some help from losses to teams in front of them. A win this Saturday will definitely secure Missouri a spot in the SEC Championship game against Alabama, which could have the winner sent to the National Championship Game. The Tigers have been dominant on both side of the ball, ranking 13th in the nation in points scored and 15th in points against.

Texas A&M, with a loss last Saturday to LSU, now has three losses on the season and has dropped into the 20s in the BCS standings. The Aggies offense has been great under Manziel, ranking sixth out of 125 FCS teams in points scored, but the defense has let the team down as they rank 89th in points allowed.

Last weekend's A&M loss has cause some ticket demand to drop with the average price of tickets to the game falling 16% to an average price of $121, which is still 22% above the average home price for Missouri football tickets this season. The $121 price is actually still 51% below the price of Texas A&M football tickets last season when the Aggies hosted Missouri in College Station. It won't matter to Missouri fans how much this game costs as most will be excited to be a part of what could be the most successful football season in school history. 

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