Alabama safety Tony Brown thanked Clemson for providing the motivation the Tide needed to beat the Tigers in Monday night’s Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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On the site of StubHub’s competitor, Vivid Seats, the average paid price for a ticket jumped 37 percent after the Bulldogs clinched a spot, a company spokesman said. Before Georgia’s win, the average paid price for a ticket to the title game was $2,218. After the Bulldogs defeated Oklahoma, the average paid price has been $3,037.

Vivid Seats’ average ticket sale for the game, as of 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, was $2,733. (Live Look-in at current prices)

StubHub’s average paid price on its site through Tuesday morning was $2,243. If that price holds, it will be one of the most expensive title games ever, topping the 2013 BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame by more than $600 a ticket ($1,640).

In late November, prices for the title game on resale sites were hovering around $1,200 for any fan who wanted to take a chance. That number jumped by at least 20 percent on Dec. 2 after Georgia beat Alabama in the SEC championship.