Students around campus say this happens quite a bit, and some were not surprised to hear people were willing to pay just to get a hold of a Tech ID. "If you don't go to the game, people just switch ID's, it's not a big deal," said one student.
Most students we spoke with didn't see the harm in handing their ID over to someone else for football games. They said if you have an ID, it's easy to get in.
"Sometimes they look at the picture, sometimes they don't, so it really just depends," said one student. Another student we spoke to agreed, "Sometimes they just don't even look and just swipe it and let you in."
An ad on Craigslist asks for four different Texas Tech ID's, three male, and one female. The person listing the request said that they are willing to pay for the rentals.
"We're not surprised, that does happen, we just make accommodations for it when the students come through so it's not surprising," said Dolores Harper with the University ID office.
Harper said she knows ID swapping happens, and even though the person on Craigslist calls themselves 'responsible,' Harper said it's a matter of security for someone to get a hold of an ID.
"Their dining bucks, their access to the library, access to buildings if they live on campus, it's really not a good idea to give your id to someone you don't know, especially the person on Craigslist," said Harper.
She also said, because it is a big game on Saturday, those checking ID's at the gate will be looking closely. "It may take a little more time to get the students in, but not that much more, so we will be okay," said Harper.
There's still 500 tickets left for Saturday's game. If you're choosing to buy them through sites other than Texas Tech's official page, here are some tips to make sure your tickets are legitimate.
Read the seller's feedback carefully.
Consider buying insurance or delivery confirmation on the tickets.
Try searching the seller's name and 'rip-off' online to see what comes up.