The Mississippi Rebels (5-0), who rank No. 3 in the most recent AP Poll, are coming off an emotional 23-17 home victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Last weekend’s victory marked Mississippi’s first victory over Alabama in the last ten years. Mississippi will look to continue their winning streak when they travel to College Station, Texas to face the Texas A&M Aggies (4-1) at Kyle Field. The Aggies fell to No. 14 in the most recent AP Poll after a loss to Mississippi State.
Last week, Mississippi’s quarterback, Bo Wallace, played arguably the best game of his career. Wallace led two fourth quarter touchdown drives, which propelled Mississippi to victory. Alabama completely shut down Mississippi’s rushing attack, limiting the Rebels to just 72 yards, so the onus was squarely on Wallace to win the game. Wallace will need to lead his team against Texas A&M, a team that was embarrassed by Mississippi’s main rival, Mississippi State, last weekend. If fans want to watch Texas A&M get back to its winning ways, they’ll need to pay higher prices on the secondary ticket market.
According to TiqIQ, the average price for Mississippi vs. Texas A&M football tickets is currently $250.87 on the secondary market while the get-in price for the game is $103. Texas A&M’s season average ticket price is $229.81, which highlights higher demand for this game at a 9% premium.
While Ole Miss is coming off an emotional home victory, Texas A&M will look to bounce back after a disappointing road loss to Mississippi State. Texas A&M’s offense was unable to keep up with Heisman Trophy hopeful, Dak Prescott. Prescott gashed Texas A&M’s defense for three rushing touchdowns. Luckily for Texas A&M, Mississippi does not boast a rushing attack as prolific as Mississippi State’s. Texas A&M’s offense mounted a late charge, but the effort was too little, too late. Quarterback Kenny Hill threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns, but threw three untimely interceptions. Wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones led the way with ten catches for 72 yards.
On top of above average secondary market ticket prices, Mississippi will look to avenge last year’s 41-38 defeat to Texas A&M. Luckily for Mississippi, Johnny Manziel is no longer playing for Texas A&M. Manziel ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns during last year’s meeting.