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Of the many New Year’s Eve bowl games, none of them boast as much talent and intrigue as the 2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The 9th ranked Ole Miss Rebels will face the 6th ranked TCU Horned Frogs at 12:30 PM on New Year’s Eve.  

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Both of these teams had visions of making this year’s College Football Playoff, but ended up on the outside looking in when the playoff committee chose Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State as the four participants.  Nonetheless, Ole Miss and TCU fans appear to be pretty pleased with this year’s bowl invitations as ticket prices for the Peach Bowl are more than four times pricier this year compared to 2013.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl tickets available at PrimeSport.com have an average price of $215. The cheapest tickets available are priced at $55 which is actually more expensive than last year’s average price by quite a significant margin. The 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl featured the Texas A&M Aggies versus the Duke Blue Devils.  Despite the fact that Johnny Manziel was the starting quarterback for the Aggies (and ultimately won the MVP award in A&M’s 52-48 victory) and Duke was playing in the first meaningful bowl game in quite some time, the average price for tickets was a mere $56 and only seven bucks to get in the stadium.

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PrimeSport is the official hospitality and travel provider of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl so they offer additional packages other than just a game ticket.  Starting at $165, you can purchase a ticket to the game as well as access to the MVP tailgate at the Georgia World Congress Center.  The tailgate includes Southern Brunch food, along with a special performance by Angela Reign and Barry Richman.

Ole Miss appeared to be the best team in the country when they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide at home earlier in the season.  They stormed to a 7-0 record, but fell at LSU 10-7 on October 25th and then lost an excruciating game at home versus Auburn 35-31. With under two minutes to play, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell caught a pass over the middle and fumbled at the goal line. He suffered a broken leg on the play, so his season was lost and the Rebels’ hopes of making the playoff were also gone.

Meanwhile, TCU was ranked third in the Playoff Committee’s rankings entering the last week of the season. Many fans pegged them as legitimate contenders for the 2015 College Football National Championship, but the Horned Frogs somehow dropped out of the top four despite winning 55-3 in their final game.

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While the winner of TCU and Ole Miss will not be heading to Dallas for the championship game, both the teams, and their respective fan bases, appear excited and ready to go for their New Year’s Eve date. TCU is a slight three-point favorite, currently, so fans who do pay up for Peach Bowl tickets should be in for an exciting, and close, contest.