NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Week 7: Smoky Skies and Thunderstorms


Time again to take a look at NCAA Football attendance for the last week.  Average attendance was down to 26,767 this week, with a lot of high attendance programs on the bye. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance week 7: 946 – Valparaiso vs Marist.  49-15 Valpo With thunderstorms in the area, few wanted to see the STRONG AND PROUD MARIST FOXES 1 come in to town, and for good reason. Valpo walked away with a 49-15 point lead in front of fewer than 1,000 fans, the first D1-hosted game this season to draw below four figures.  The low for the season involving a D1 team also involved Valpo, when they visited an NAIA team and won in front of 300 people. 

Worst overall FBS attendance week 7: 10,168 – Idaho vs Appalachian State.  With the smallest capacity in FBS, and a transition down to FCS ongoing, it’s surprising Idaho isn’t on this list more.  This week’s game against App State saw the Vandals up 17-0 only to lose to the Mountaineers 23-20. A look at the pre-game crowd:

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance week 7: 26,244 – Cal vs Washington State. Despite being one of the biggest upsets in a week full of upsets, Cal was only able to draw 26,244 this week on account of smoky air, which can even be seen in the picture of the crowd:

 

As we all know, the Bears sent the Cougs home disappointed and out of the Top 10, but if a Bears fan tells you he or she was there, feel free to use this picture as evidence to the contrary.

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 7: Alabama A&M (10.8% full, 2,269 in attendance)

 

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 7: Louisiana-Lafayette (31.7% full, 13,106 in attendance)

 

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 7: Cal (42% full, 26,244 in attendance)

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 7.

 

Enjoy!

Week 7:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
10/14/2017FCSPioneerValparaiso49Marist15946Brown Field500018.9%
10/14/2017FCSBig SouthPresbyterian0Charleston So71570Bailey Memorial Stadium650024.2%
10/14/2017FCSSouthlandHouston Baptist10SE Louisiana561827Husky Stadium500036.5%
10/14/2017FCSPioneerStetson28Davidson171836Spec Martin Stadium600030.6%
10/14/2017FCSSWACAlabama A&M49Miss Valley St142269Louis Crews Stadium2100010.8%
10/14/2017FCSNortheastWagner45Cent Conn St512562Wagner College Stadium350073.2%
10/14/2017FCSPioneerDayton7Campbell172592Welcome Stadium1100023.6%
10/14/2017FCSPatriot LeagueColgate38Fordham122622Andy Kerr Stadium1022125.7%
10/14/2017FCSNortheastRobert Morris14Duquesne513057Joe Walton Stadium3000101.9%
10/14/2017FCSPioneerSan Diego56Morehead State273062Torero Stadium600051.0%
10/14/2017FCSMissouri ValleyW Illinois49Missouri State303217Hanson Field1636819.7%
10/14/2017FCSOhio ValleyMurray State24E Illinois273263Roy Stewart Stadium1680019.4%
10/14/2017FCSMEACDelaware State23Howard523337Alumni Stadium (DE)719346.4%
10/14/2017FCSMEACNC Central24Gardner-Webb174010O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium1000040.1%
10/14/2017FCSIvy LeagueCornell18Bucknell264202Schoellkopf Field2559716.4%
10/14/2017FCSBig SkyPortland State20N Arizona424430PROVIDENCE PARK2114421.0%
10/14/2017FCSPatriot LeagueLehigh54Georgetown354438Goodman Stadium1600027.7%
10/14/2017FCSOhio ValleySE Missouri St31Tenn Tech34615Houck Stadium1101541.9%
10/14/2017FCSSouthlandIncarnate Word33Lamar245001Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium600083.4%
10/14/2017FCSSouthlandSam Houston40Northwestern St365229Bowers Stadium1259341.5%
10/14/2017FCSNortheastSacred Heart26Dartmouth295569Campus Field1050053.0%
10/14/2017FCSColonial AthleticTowson3Richmond235768Johnny Unitas Stadium1119851.5%
10/14/2017FCSMEACNorfolk State14Hampton166149William Price Stadium3000020.5%
10/14/2017FCSMEACBethune-Cookman12S Carolina St96191Municipal Stadium (FL)960164.5%
10/14/2017FCSSouthernFurman42VMI107216Paladin Stadium1600045.1%
10/14/2017FCSSouthlandNicholls29Abil Christian207233John L. Guidry Stadium1050068.9%
10/14/2017FCSMissouri ValleyS Illinois42Illinois State78121Saluki Stadium1500054.1%
10/14/2017FCSSouthernW Carolina49ETSU108300E.J. Whitmire Stadium1374260.4%
10/14/2017FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota56Indiana State68390DakotaDome1000083.9%
10/14/2017FCSSWACTexas Southern16Alabama State238462BBVA Compass Stadium2203938.4%
10/14/2017FCSSouthernThe Citadel16Wofford208543Johnson Hagood Stadium2100040.7%
10/14/2017FCSIvy LeagueYale32Holy Cross08709Yale Bowl6144614.2%
10/14/2017FCSBig SkyWeber State16Southern Utah329135Stewart Stadium1731252.8%
10/14/2017FCSColonial AthleticMaine51URI279205Alfond Stadium (ME)1000092.1%
10/14/2017FCSSouthlandCent Arkansas24SF Austin209263Estes Stadium9000102.9%
10/14/2017FCSSouthernMercer30Chattanooga109864Moye Complex1020096.7%
10/14/2017FCSBig SkySacramento St41Idaho State2110008Hornet Stadium2119547.2%
10/14/2017FCSIvy LeagueHarvard38Lafayette1010025Harvard Stadium3032333.1%
10/14/2017FBSSun BeltIdaho20Appalachian St2310168Kibbie Dome1760057.8%
10/14/2017FCSSWACAR-Pine Bluff35Central St4011045Golden Lion Stadium1600069.0%
10/14/2017FCSBig SkyE Washington31Montana State1911301Roos Field8600131.4%
10/14/2017FCSMEACMorgan State48Savannah State2811865Hughes Stadium (MD)10000118.7%
10/14/2017FCSColonial AthleticStony Brook38UNH2412311Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium12000102.6%
10/14/2017FBSSun BeltUL Monroe37Georgia State4712578Malone Stadium3042741.3%
10/14/2017FBSMACBuffalo13N Illinois1412784UB Stadium2979542.9%
10/14/2017FCSIvy LeagueColumbia34Penn3113081Lawrence A. Wien Stadium1700076.9%
10/12/2017FBSSun BeltLouisiana24Texas State713106Cajun Field4135731.7%
10/14/2017FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota St18Northern Iowa3814347Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium1934074.2%
10/14/2017FBSMACCent Michigan10Toledo3015572Kelly/Shorts Stadium3030251.4%
10/14/2017FBSSun BeltGa Southern27New Mexico St3516278Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500065.1%
10/14/2017FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown St24North Dakota St2716408Stambaugh Stadium2063079.5%
10/14/2017FBSConference USAFIU23Tulane1016433FIU Stadium2350069.9%
10/14/2017FBSConference USAW Kentucky45Charlotte1416754L.T. Smith Stadium2200076.2%
10/14/2017FBSMACBowling Green30Ohio4817641Doyt Perry Stadium3352752.6%
10/14/2017FCSBig SouthLiberty28Kennesaw St4217726Williams Stadium (VA)1920092.3%
10/14/2017FCSOhio ValleyJacksonville St41E Kentucky2518045Burgess-Snow Field2400075.2%
10/14/2017FCSColonial AthleticDelaware17William & Mary018721Delaware Stadium2200085.1%
10/14/2017FBSThe AmericanTulsa45Houston1719198Chapman Stadium3000064.0%
10/14/2017FBSMACKent State17Miami (OH)1420537Dix Stadium2500082.1%
10/14/2017FCSOhio ValleyTennessee St17Austin Peay2121127Nissan Stadium6770031.2%
10/14/2017FCSSWACAlcorn State34PV A&M2121509Jack Spinks Stadium2250095.6%
10/14/2017FBSConference USASouthern Miss24UTEP021970M. M. Roberts Stadium3600061.0%
10/14/2017FBSMountain WestUtah State23Wyoming2822234Romney Stadium3311967.1%
10/14/2017FBSConference USANorth Texas29UTSA2623068Apogee Stadium3085074.8%
10/14/2017FBSMountain WestHawai'i37San José State2625019Aloha Stadium5000050.0%
10/14/2017FCSMEACFlorida A&M20NC A&T3125067Bragg Memorial Stadium2550098.3%
10/14/2017FCSBig SkyMontana41North Dakota1725085Washington Grizzly2521799.5%
10/11/2017FBSSun BeltTroy8South Alabama1925211Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)3000084.0%
10/14/2017FBSConference USAUAB25Mid Tennessee2325309Legion Field (AL)7159435.4%
10/14/2017FBSSun BeltArkansas State51C. Carolina1725916Centennial Bank Stadium3096483.7%
10/14/2017FCSColonial AthleticJMU30Villanova825993Bridgeforth Stadium25000104.0%
10/14/2017FBSConference USAMarshall35Old Dominion326097Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138263.1%
10/13/2017FBSPac 12Cal37Washington St326244Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246742.0%
10/14/2017FBSMountain WestAir Force34UNLV3026679Falcon Stadium5616247.5%
10/14/2017FBSMountain WestFresno State38New Mexico028090Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288165.5%
10/14/2017FBSThe AmericanTemple24UConn2829849Lincoln Financial Field6902943.2%
10/14/2017FBSACCDuke10Florida State1731073Wallace Wade Stadium5750054.0%
10/14/2017FBSPac 12Oregon State33Colorado3633785Reser Stadium4646972.7%
10/14/2017FBSIndependentArmy28E Michigan2734333Michie Stadium3800090.4%
10/14/2017FBSBig TenIllinois24Rutgers3535765Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)6067059.0%
10/14/2017FBSMountain WestColorado State44Nevada4236765CSU Stadium4120089.2%
10/14/2017FBSBig TenMaryland21Northwestern3738325Maryland Stadium5180274.0%
10/14/2017FBSThe AmericanMemphis30Navy2740177Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588561.0%
10/14/2017FBSThe AmericanUCF63East Carolina2140287Spectrum Stadium4845383.1%
10/14/2017FBSACCPitt17NC State3541124Heinz Field6673161.6%
10/13/2017FBSACCSyracuse27Clemson2442475Carrier Dome5056484.0%
10/14/2017FBSBig EastUSF33Cincinnati343708Raymond James Stadium7192160.8%
10/14/2017FBSACCLouisville42Boston College4544679Papa John's Cardinal Stadium5532780.8%
10/14/2017FBSBig TenMinnesota27Michigan State3047541TCF Bank Stadium5080593.6%
10/14/2017FBSPac 12Arizona47UCLA3048380Arizona Stadium5992080.7%
10/14/2017FBSPac 12Stanford49Oregon748559Stanford Stadium5160794.1%
10/14/2017FBSMountain WestSan Diego State14Boise State3149053SDCCU Stadium7056169.5%
10/14/2017FBSACCNorth Carolina14Virginia2050000Kenan Stadium6300079.4%
10/14/2017FBSPac 12Arizona State13Washington751234Sun Devil Stadium5623291.1%
10/14/2017FBSBig 12Kansas State6TCU2652055Bill Snyder Family Stadium5300098.2%
10/14/2017FBSBig TenIndiana20Michigan2752929Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)52929100.0%
10/14/2017FBSSECMiss St35BYU1054866Davis Wade Stadium5810394.4%
10/14/2017FBSBig 12Iowa State45Kansas055593Jack Trice Stadium5679597.9%
10/14/2017FBSACCMiami25Georgia Tech2455799Hard Rock Stadium6532685.4%
10/14/2017FBSBig 12Oklahoma State59Baylor1656790Boone Pickens Stadium6021894.3%
10/14/2017FBSSECOle Miss57Vanderbilt3560157Vaught-Hemingway Stadium6265796.0%
10/14/2017FBSBig 12West Virginia46Texas Tech3560928Milan Puskar Stadium60000101.5%
10/14/2017FBSPac 12USC28Utah2772382Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum9360777.3%
10/14/2017FBSBig TenWisconsin17Purdue978580Camp Randall Stadium8032197.8%
10/14/2017FBSSECFlorida17Texas A&M1986114Ben Hill Griffin Stadium8854897.3%
10/14/2017FBSBig TenNebraska14Ohio State5689346Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)85458104.5%
10/14/2017FBSSECGeorgia53Missouri2892746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
10/14/2017FBSBig 12Texas24Oklahoma2993552Cotton Bowl92100101.6%
10/14/2017FBSSECTennessee9South Carolina1598104Neyland Stadium10245595.8%
10/14/2017FBSSECLSU27Auburn23101601Tiger Stadium (LA)10232199.3%
10/14/2017FBSSECAlabama41Arkansas9101821Bryant-Denny Stadium101821100.0%

 

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