That does sound terrible. To hell with ticket scalpers. Literally, they make me sick. The concept pisses me off thinking about it. Typical anymore though, a few people ruining some family fun for a many.
A side note though. I went to the Outback Bowl in 2008 when Iowa played South Carolina and had a pretty good few days down there (New Years Eve in Ybor City, beach day over in Clearwater, etc.). On a whim (someone fact check), I also want to say there was a bigger crowd for that game than what I saw on tv for the Michigan/SC game this year.