The hype is real for the Ohio State Buckeyes, whose largest problem seems to be how they’ll utilize all their talent efficiently and effectively throughout the course of a season.
After coming out like gangbusters with a 14-0 lead, turnovers allowed the Virginia Tech Hokies to take a 17-14 lead at halftime before the Buckeyes’ skill players dazzled their way to a 42-24 victory at Lane Stadium. Cardale Jones threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one, Braxton Miller caught and rushed for a touchdown and Ezekiel Elliot rushed for a touchdown en route to picking up 122 yards on only 11 carries.
But the Buckeyes are still clearly experimenting, as there were times where the offense sputtered and out of rhythm. But the fact remains the Buckeyes ceiling is higher than any team in the country, as explosive flashes were shown throughout last night.
With their most difficult test of the month out of the way, the Buckeyes are primed to reach a 4-0 start with the rest of their September schedule. Below are the secondary market prices for Ohio State Buckeyes tickets for the rest of September, where there isn’t much resistance for the defending National Champions.
9/12/2015 | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors | Ohio Stadium | Average Price: $130.88 | Get-in Price: $52
9/19/2015 | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northern Illinois Huskies | Ohio Stadium | Average Price: $156.39 | Get-in Price: $75
9/26/2015 | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Western Michigan Broncos | Ohio Stadium | Average Price: $137.33 | Get-in Price: $67
Hawaii impressed in their first game, defeating Colorado at home as underdogs. Northern Illinois held home court advantage against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, winning 38-30 and Western Michigan had the most difficult matchup between the three, losing to the No. 5-ranked Michigan State Spartans 37-24.
The most expensive of the three games is on September 19th against the Huskies with an average ticket price of $156.39 and a get-in price of $75. It’s a three-game home stretch for the Buckeyes who go on the road on October 3rd against the Indiana Hoosiers for their first Big 10 conference game.
If fans are looking to see the Buckeyes play at Ohio Stadium, September is the time to do so. After the aforementioned three-game stretch, the Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions in mid-October with an average ticket price approaching $400, face Minnesota in early November with an average ticket price over $200, and Michigan State (November 21st) with an average around $330.
As the wins pile up, the demand to see the No. 1 team in the country will only rise.