Ohio State Dazzles In Win Against Virginia Tech, Cheap Ohio State Tickets Available For Three September Home Games

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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.

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Tennessee Volunteers Move To 1-0, Host Oklahoma Sooners Saturday For Their Most Expensive Game In September

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The Tennessee Volunteers can at least be proud of their offensive effort during their Week 1 win against the Bowling Green Falcons. The Volunteers put up double-digit points in every quarter, racked up 604 yards of offense, not to mention 29 first downs, and ran the rock in tremendous fashion.

In fact, Tennessee had two 100-yard rushers, Alvin Kamara (15 carries for 144, two touchdowns) and Jalen Hurd (23 carries for 123 yards and three touchdowns), while quarterback Joshua Dobbs ran for 89 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. In addition, he completed 15-of-22 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

Although Bowling Green isn’t a walkover opponent, the Volunteers yielded more offense than they probably expected, giving up 557 yards of offense and 30 points to the Falcons before clamping down in the fourth quarter. This Saturday, the Volunteers have an even more explosive opponent when the Oklahoma Sooners come into Neyland Stadium. The Sooners, ranked 19th in the country, had a particularly easy Week 1 matchup with the Akron Zips, where the 41-3 final was well in hand prior to the clock reaching zero.

The stakes are much higher for both programs this weekend and it comes with higher prices for Tennessee Volunteers tickets on the secondary market. According to RazorGator.com, the average price of Saturday’s game is $283.41 with a get-in price of $139. It is the most expensive Tennessee game in the next five contests before they host the Georgia Bulldogs on October 10. The game against Oklahoma is currently drawing higher prices than the Volunteers’ game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on October 24, which has an average ticket price of $233.47 and a get-in price of $129.

After the game against the Sooners, Tennessee hosts Western Carolina with an average ticket price of $95.88 and a get-in price of $30, before traveling to Florida for a much-anticipated showdown with the Gators. That game on September 26 has an average ticket price of $168.90 and a get-in price of $57. Prior to the game against Georgia, Tennessee faces Arkansas with an average ticket price of $217.26 and a get-in price of $67.

A 2-0 start with a huge non-conference win against Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma would truly ignite the season for Tennessee. As it stands now, they’re off to a good start in potentially exceeding their preseason expectations.

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Hard Knocks’ Houston Texans Hope To Parlay Screen Time Into 2015 Attendance Rise

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The Houston Texans enter the preseason already with a disadvantage, as star running back Arian Foster is going to miss at least the first half of the season after having surgery to repair his injured groin. Texans running backs Chris Polk and Alfred Blue will be handling most of the duties until his return as a result.

There is also a quarterback position battle between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, who both are familiar with Texans head coach Bill O’Brien after he was the quarterback coach for the New England Patriots. Both are inexperienced starters in the NFL, which could make it tough as they first embark on the upcoming campaign.

With a lot of roster questions still to be decided, the stars of Hard Knocks on HBO continue their preseason slate this weekend. With secondary market ticket information provided by RazorGator.com, below are prices for Houston Texans tickets before the regular season begins. The organization is certainly hoping that the attention brought to the team by the HBO program will lead to increased interest and attendance at home and on the road in 2015.

8/22/2015 | Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos | NRG Stadium | Average Price: $103.54 | Get-in Price: $27

8/30/2015 | New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans | Mercedes Benz Superdome | Average Price: $47 | Get-in Price: $10

9/3/2015 | Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans | AT&T Stadium | Average Price: $69.74 | Get-in Price: $3

The Houston Texans start in the comfort of NRG Stadium, where they played host to the San Francisco 49ers last weekend and the Denver Broncos in their first upcoming preseason game.The game against Denver is priced at $103.54, the only remaining game with an average ticket price over the $100 mark.

Houston then hits the road to close out their preseason schedule. Week 3 against the Saints in New Orleans is the cheaper option between the two road games, as tickets have an average price of $47 and a get-in price of $10. This game will most likely provide the most value, as the starters usually play into the second half. Plus, it should be a very live atmosphere, as it always is, from the Superdome.

For the finale, the Texans play their in-state rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Entrance into Jerry’s World has an average price of $69.74, with a cheap get-in price of only $3.

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Despite Julius Thomas Injury, Jaguars And Bortles Expecting Improvement in 2015

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The wait ended for Jacksonville Jaguars fans last weekend as the preseason finally got underway with a Jaguars win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The win came with a loss though, as former Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, a big free agent acquisition, suffered a hand injury and will miss the remainder of the preseason. Nonetheless, quarterback Blake Bortles has a few new weapons at his disposal this season, and growth is expecting from the young returning position players. It will be important for last year’s first round pick to get in a groove as soon as possible if Jacksonville has any shot this year of contending for a playoff berth. Second-round draft pick T.J. Yeldon will have to wait to contribute to the offense, as he was ruled out for the opener.

With the preseason opener in the books, below is other information for secondary market Jaguars tickets from RazorGator.com for their action leading up to Week 1 of the regular season.

8/22/2015 | New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars | MetLife Stadium | Average Price: $75.75 | Get-in Price: $9

8/28/2015 | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions | EverBank Field | Average Price: $57.13 | Get-in Price: $13

9/3/2015 | Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars | FedEx Field | Average Price: $47 | Get-in Price: $4

The Jaguars return home in Week 3 of the preseason, where the starters are projected to see the most playing time. They host the Detroit Lions, who won their first preseason game against the New York Jets. With a get-in price of only $13, it’s a great value to see professional football at EverBank Field, especially with so many starting position players slated to get a lot of the minutes over the course of the game.

For the finale, the Jaguars travel to the nation’s capital to face the Washington Redskins with an average ticket price of $47 and a get-in price of just $4. There’s no saying how much the starters will be on the field at this point in time, but in general, teams tend to play it safe to avoid any major injuries prior to regular season games.

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Auburn Looking For Improved Defensive Unit To Vault Them Into College Football Playoff In ’15

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The Auburn Tigers want to party like it’s 2010. You know, like when they went 14-0 and won the national title. While it might not feel like Auburn is on the cusp of another amazing run like that, they might actually be a lot closer than people think. Auburn saw a drop-off in terms of actual success after going 8-5 in 2014, but still had an elite offense that helped them get off to a hot 5-0 start, perhaps exhibiting promise that a monumental run is in store. That’s one reason fans are amped to get their Auburn Tigers tickets for the upcoming campaign.

That offense stuck around beyond their shot at perfection, too, but unfortunately the Tigers couldn’t survive a defense that caved at the completely wrong moments. Mississippi State dropped 38 points on them in their first loss of the season and after losing an insane 41-38 shootout with Texas A&M, these Tigers just were never the same. From that point on, the offense was still strong, but the defense couldn’t keep things together, surrendering 30 or more points in six of their last seven games. That’s not going to get the job done no matter how good the offense is.

There is light at the end of the tunnel in 2015, as a ton of turnover (Nick Marshall, Sammie Coates and Cameron Artis-Payne have all departed) gives way to even more talent on both sides of the ball. There’s no guarantee it will translate and help the Tigers march on to another historic season, but getting back to their 2013 ways, when they went 12-2 and made it to the national title game, could be a realistic goal. And with the College Football Playoff now a thing, simply getting into that four-team haven is a win in itself.

The best part about this potentially wild ride? The insane value in Auburn Tigers tickets this year. This is a team that has been in two national title games since 2010, and has had only one truly bad season during that span, yet tickets to Tigers games are going for just $183.15 on average, according to Razorgator.com. Fans are going to see the value inside the SEC more than anywhere else, but we probably can’t expect much savings for killer showdowns with the Alabama Crimson Tide ($524.29 on average, $240 for the cheap seats), the LSU Tigers ($256.68, $113), Texas A&M ($265.61, $100) and the fierce rival Georgia Bulldogs ($257.55, $152). All of those games are going to be massive clashes with conference foes and will play a huge role in determining just what kind of a season Auburn will ultimately have.

Just as good as those intense matchups is the value Tigers fans can find in some of the lesser battles, as Auburn Tigers tickets free fall to just $56.57 ($13 to get in) for a matchup with the Idaho Vandals at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Additionally, two more home battles with the Jacksonville State Gamecocks ($87.72) and the San Jose Spartans ($96.20) both register as absolute bargains and sweet values for the hometown fans, as each game is a likely win for Auburn.

Ultimately, Auburn’s title hopes hinge on two things: their run through the SEC and what comes of their defense. Even with changes at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, there’s still a solid chance the offense won’t miss a beat. But winning in the brutal SEC and finding a way to turn a shaky defense into a strength will be key to Auburn’s College Football Playoff hopes.

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