LEADOFF: The going rate for Georgia-Florida tickets 

Updated Oct 26, 2017
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The Bulldogs and the Gators square off Saturday in Jacksonville.

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The Georgia-Florida game is the second most expensive ticket in college football this week, according to one secondary marketplace for sports tickets. 

Vivid Seats said Saturday’s Big Ten showdown of No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State is commanding by far the highest prices on its exchange, an average of $283 per ticket sold. 

The Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville is the next priciest with an average of $151 for tickets sold on the site.

Georgia enters the game undefeated (7-0) and ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press and coaches’ polls, while Florida is 3-3 and unranked. The Bulldogs are favored by two touchdowns, but the rivalry has a history of producing stunning upsets.

Behind Penn State-Ohio State and Georgia-Florida, the next most expensive college-football tickets this week, according to Vivid Seats’ data, are the N.C. State-at-Notre Dame game (an average of $141 per ticket sold), the Georgia Tech-at-Clemson game (an average of $114) and the Mississippi State-at-Texas A&M game ($112).

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