November 24, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates after a touchdown in the first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia vs. Clemson Leads Slate of Week 1 College Football Games

The Bulldogs have a daunting task to open up the 2013 season as they will leave the friendly confines of Athens, GA to face the Clemson Tigers at Tiger Memorial Stadium.  Both teams will open up the year either in or very close to the top-10 rankings, so a victory will pave the road for a potential BCS National Championship campaign.  Throw in two Heisman hopeful quarterbacks and you have the most hyped matchup in Week 1 of the college football schedule.

TicketCity, an online sports and concert ticket marketplace, recently ranked Georgia vs. Clemson as the #1 game of Week 1 (you can read more about other top-ranked games in Week 1 by checking out the TicketCity Blog.)  And we certainly won’t argue their points.  Aaron Murray and Taj Boyd are two of the more recognizable players in college football this year, not to mention two of the better playmakers.  The Bulldogs were only a few plays from the national championship last season and Clemson is looking to move into the upper echelon of college programs under Dabo Swinney.  There are storylines galore in this one and what better time to meet than the first week of the season?

Not only will college football fans across the country tune in to this SEC-ACC showdown on television, but Georgia and Clemson fans are anteing up to grab tickets for this premier matchup.  The average ticket price is $311.80 with a get-in-the-door price of $210.  The next expensive Clemson home game is against Florida State on October 19th with an average ticket price of $179.33 (almost 50% cheaper than Clemson-Georgia) and a get-in price of $82, a whopping 60% less than the get-in for the home opener.

One team will depart Clemson Stadium that evening with national title aspirations, while the other will be wondering what went wrong.  Either way, fans are in for a phenomenal opening weekend of college football.

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