Ticket Update: WSU fans not getting it done

UNLIKE PREVIOUS WEEKS, Cougar fans have been slow as molasses to buy tickets for WSU-Colorado: the home finale for surging, bowl-bound Washington State. As of Friday morning, a whopping 5,900 regular reserved and premium tickets remained. It gets worse. Saturday night’s tilt could also be a double whammy in the fan letdown department if history is any indication.

Although student tickets have long since been purchased, many of those students typically leave early for Thanksgiving break.  Add in the 5,900 unsold tickets with Saturday's game scheduled for a 7:45 p.m. kick (ESPN 2) and all indications are pointing to a good number of empty seats in Martin Stadium.

Exactly one week ago, WSU had 7,000 tickets to sell.  Less than 36 hours before the game, 5,900 still remain -- ironic since Washington State is coming off arguably its biggest win of the season with the Cougs now ranked No. 23 in the Coaches poll, No. 24 in the AP.  Wazzu, the talk of the Pac-12 this past week, hasn't been ranked in the two polls since 2003 and 2006, respectively.

That just 1,100 tickets have been sold over the past week is even more disappointing in light of the two ticket deals Washington State put on the table seven days ago:

1. Four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a parking pass for $70.

2. FREE student guest tickets. The aim here was to give free tickets to parents, siblings or friends coming to pick up a student for break. "We want them to come to the game as well --  all the student needs to do is stop by the ticket office to pick up the free guest ticket(s)," WSU director of ticket operations Paul Finn told CF.C Monday.

Both of those deals remain in place. 

CLICK HERE and use the promo code BEATTHEBUFFS for the $70 option. Fans can also always call 1-800-GO-COUGS (1-800-462-6847) to buy tickets or get answers to questions.

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