NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Week 8: Lowest Attended Week of the Season


Time again to take a look at NCAA Football attendance for the last week.  Average attendance was down to 24,155 this week, the lowest average attendance of the year. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance week 8: 1,270 – Delaware State vs South Carolina State.  Delaware State hosted SC State with last place in the MEAC potentially in the balance. Luckily for the crowd of around 1,300, Delaware State pulled off the 17-14 win to get their first win this season and going 1-4 in conference, leaving 0-4 Savannah State alone in the bottom spot.

Worst overall FBS attendance week 8: 10,690 – UMass vs Georgia Southern. It wasn’t a big name game and thus was played on campus in Amherst, but even that didn’t get many butts in seats:

The Minutemen managed to also win their first game of the year, by an impressive margin of 55-20 over the Panthers of Georgia Southern, sending home happy the barely-five-figures crowd.

Worst overall Power Five attendance week 7: 22,621 – Duke vs Pitt.  Once again, Duke fans fail to show up, with the Blue Devils loyal continuously losing interest as the team continues its losing ways. This week, only 22,621 showed up, and as you can see, there were plenty of seats available close to the action:

 

Duke sent the thin crowd home disappointed with a 24-17 loss to Pitt.

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 8: Penn (12.1% full, 6,408 in attendance)

 

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 8: Bowling Green (36.1% full, 12,092 in attendance)

 

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 8: Duke (39.3% full, 22,621 in attendance)

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 8.

 

Enjoy!

Week 8:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
10/21/2017FCSMEACDelaware State17S Carolina St141270Alumni Stadium (DE)719317.7%
10/21/2017FCSNortheastRobert Morris14Sacred Heart211288Joe Walton Stadium300042.9%
10/21/2017FCSPioneerMarist14Drake191318Tenney Stadium500026.4%
10/21/2017FCSPioneerJacksonville10San Diego631748D.B. Milne Field500035.0%
10/21/2017FCSPatriot LeagueGeorgetown9Fordham172500Multi-Sport Field2500100.0%
10/21/2017FCSNortheastDuquesne24St Francis (PA)72537Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field2200115.3%
10/21/2017FCSMEACHoward39Morgan State142700William H. Greene Stadium708638.1%
10/21/2017FCSPioneerDavidson22Dayton482712Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)600045.2%
10/21/2017FCSNortheastCent Conn St31Bryant143152Arute Field550057.3%
10/21/2017FCSBig SouthCharleston So52Savannah State273156Buccaneer Field400078.9%
10/21/2017FCSSouthernVMI7W Carolina264119Alumni Memorial Field1000041.2%
10/21/2017FCSPioneerButler37Campbell234139Butler Bowl750055.2%
10/21/2017FCSBig SouthMonmouth56Liberty394235Monmouth Stadium4200100.8%
10/21/2017FCSBig SkyN Arizona45UC Davis315093J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome1123045.4%
10/21/2017FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth17Columbia225237Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100047.6%
10/21/2017FCSBig SkyN Colorado24Montana State275378Nottingham Field853363.0%
10/21/2017FCSPatriot LeagueLafayette7Bucknell135512Fisher Stadium1313242.0%
10/21/2017FCSBig SkyIdaho State59Portland State305942Holt Arena1200049.5%
10/21/2017FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State30South Dakota St626253Plaster Sports Complex1750035.7%
10/21/2017FCSIvy LeaguePenn19Yale246408Franklin Field5295812.1%
10/21/2017FCSPatriot LeagueHoly Cross7Colgate456784Fitton Field2350028.9%
10/21/2017FCSMissouri ValleyIndiana State24S Illinois456811Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)1276453.4%
10/21/2017FCSBig SouthKennesaw St17Gardner-Webb36954Fifth Third Bank Stadium831883.6%
10/21/2017FCSColonial AthleticURI34Elon357221Meade Stadium6555110.2%
10/21/2017FCSSouthernWofford21Samford247236Gibbs Stadium1300055.7%
10/21/2017FCSMEACNC Central21Norfolk State287431O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium1000074.3%
10/21/2017FCSBig SkySouthern Utah46E Washington287463Eccles Coliseum850087.8%
10/21/2017FCSSouthernChattanooga14The Citadel207521Finley Stadium2066836.4%
10/21/2017FCSSouthernFurman28Mercer218108Paladin Stadium1600050.7%
10/21/2017FCSOhio ValleyE Illinois14Jacksonville St308176O'Brien Stadium1000081.8%
10/21/2017FCSSouthlandNorthwestern St17Cent Arkansas458252Turpin Stadium1597151.7%
10/21/2017FCSColonial AthleticAlbany10Maine128919Bob Ford Field8500104.9%
10/21/2017FCSPioneerMorehead State29Stetson268987Jayne Stadium1000089.9%
10/21/2017FCSBig SkyNorth Dakota27Sacramento St349259Alerus Center1228375.4%
10/21/2017FCSBig SkyCal Poly3Weber State179324Alex G. Spanos Stadium1107584.2%
10/21/2017FCSOhio ValleyE Kentucky31UT Martin219420Roy Kidd Stadium2000047.1%
10/21/2017FCSOhio ValleyAustin Peay38SE Missouri St319428Governors Stadium1000094.3%
10/21/2017FCSSouthlandMcNeese55Incarnate Word79732Cowboy Stadium (LA)1761055.3%
10/21/2017FCSSWACMiss Valley St53Lynchburg59875Rice-Totten Stadium1000098.8%
10/20/2017FCSIvy LeagueHarvard17Princeton5210114Harvard Stadium3032333.4%
10/21/2017FCSColonial AthleticUNH40Towson1710522Cowell Stadium1101595.5%
10/21/2017FBSIndependentUMass55Ga Southern2010690Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium1700062.9%
10/21/2017FBSConference USACharlotte25UAB2411889McColl-Richardson Field1531477.6%
10/21/2017FCSSouthlandAbil Christian21SE Louisiana5612000Wildcat Stadium12000100.0%
10/21/2017FBSMACBowling Green17N Illinois4812092Doyt Perry Stadium3352736.1%
10/21/2017FCSMissouri ValleyIllinois State37South Dakota2112113Hancock Stadium1339190.5%
10/21/2017FCSMissouri ValleyNorthern Iowa19Youngstown St1412146UNI-Dome1632474.4%
10/21/2017FCSSWACGrambling41Alcorn State1412147Robinson Stadium1960062.0%
10/21/2017FCSMEACHampton31Florida A&M2712251Armstrong Stadium1700072.1%
10/21/2017FCSColonial AthleticWilliam & Mary14JMU4613125Zable Stadium11686112.3%
10/21/2017FCSMEACNC A&T24Bethune-Cookman2013262Aggie Stadium (NC)2150061.7%
10/21/2017FBSConference USAFAU69North Texas3113277FAU Football Stadium3000044.3%
10/20/2017FBSConference USAMid Tennessee10Marshall3813412Floyd Stadium3078843.6%
10/21/2017FCSIvy LeagueCornell34Brown713514Schoellkopf Field2559752.8%
10/21/2017FBSMACMiami (OH)24Buffalo1413803Yager Stadium3008745.9%
10/21/2017FCSSWACJackson State17Southern3514000Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium6049223.1%
10/21/2017FBSSun BeltGeorgia State10Troy3415388Georgia State Stadium2433363.2%
10/21/2017FCSColonial AthleticDelaware42Richmond3515710Delaware Stadium2200071.4%
10/21/2017FBSMACBall State9Cent Michigan5615850Scheumann Stadium2386166.4%
10/21/2017FBSSun BeltSouth Alabama33UL Monroe2316495Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064640.6%
10/15/2017FBSMACW Michigan13Akron1416568Waldo Stadium3636145.6%
10/20/2017FBSMountain WestNevada42Air Force4516789Mackay Stadium3339150.3%
10/21/2017FBSThe AmericanTulane28USF3417256Yulman Stadium3000057.5%
10/20/2017FBSMountain WestNew Mexico24Colorado State2717358Dreamstyle Stadium4407439.4%
10/21/2017FBSMACE Michigan17W Michigan2017575Rynearson Stadium3020058.2%
10/21/2017FBSConference USALA Tech27Southern Miss3417815Joe Aillet Stadium3060058.2%
10/21/2017FBSMountain WestUNLV28Utah State5218157Sam Boyd Stadium4109144.2%
10/21/2017FBSMACOhio48Kent State319540Peden Stadium2461779.4%
10/20/2017FBSConference USAOld Dominion31W Kentucky3520188S.B. Ballard Stadium20118100.3%
10/21/2017FBSMACToledo48Akron2120414Glass Bowl3685255.4%
10/19/2017FBSSun BeltArkansas State47Louisiana321943Centennial Bank Stadium3096470.9%
10/21/2017FBSACCDuke17Pitt2422621Wallace Wade Stadium5750039.3%
10/21/2017FBSBig EastUConn20Tulsa1424814Rentschler Field4000062.0%
10/21/2017FBSConference USAUTSA20Rice725270Alamodome6500038.9%
10/19/2017FBSThe AmericanHouston38Memphis4230001TDECU Stadium4000075.0%
10/21/2017FBSSun BeltAppalachian St37C. Carolina2930179Kidd Brewer Stadium24050125.5%
10/21/2017FBSThe AmericanCincinnati28SMU3130885Nippert Stadium3510588.0%
10/21/2017FBSPac 12Washington St28Colorado031461Martin Stadium4030678.1%
10/21/2017FBSIndependentArmy31Temple2834876Michie Stadium3800091.8%
10/21/2017FBSThe AmericanNavy21UCF3135277Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium34000103.8%
10/21/2017FBSMountain WestBoise State24Wyoming1435565Albertsons Stadium3638797.7%
10/21/2017FBSPac 12Cal44Arizona4537525Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246760.1%
10/21/2017FBSBig TenRutgers14Purdue1238278High Point Solutions Stadium5245473.0%
10/21/2017FBSThe AmericanEast Carolina33BYU1738835Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium5041077.0%
10/21/2017FBSACCVirginia10Boston College4139216Scott Stadium6494760.4%
10/21/2017FBSBig TenNorthwestern17Iowa1040036Ryan Field4713084.9%
10/21/2017FBSBig 12TCU43Kansas042969Amon G. Carter Stadium5030785.4%
10/21/2017FBSMountain WestSan Diego State3Fresno State2743243SDCCU Stadium7056161.3%
10/21/2017FBSACCGeorgia Tech38Wake Forest2445224Bobby Dodd Stadium5668079.8%
10/21/2017FBSBig TenMinnesota24Illinois1745243TCF Bank Stadium5080589.1%
10/21/2017FBSBig 12Baylor36West Virginia3845389McLane Stadium45140100.6%
10/21/2017FBSPac 12Utah10Arizona State3045863Rice-Eccles Stadium4676898.1%
10/21/2017FBSSECMissouri68Idaho2147648Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field7116867.0%
10/21/2017FBSBig 12Kansas State35Oklahoma4252122Bill Snyder Family Stadium5300098.3%
10/21/2017FBSPac 12UCLA31Oregon1455711Rose Bowl9254260.2%
10/21/2017FBSACCMiami27Syracuse1956158Hard Rock Stadium6532686.0%
10/21/2017FBSBig 12Texas Tech13Iowa State3157045Jones AT&T Stadium6045494.4%
10/21/2017FBSSECMiss St45Kentucky758963Davis Wade Stadium58103101.5%
10/21/2017FBSSECOle Miss24LSU4064067Vaught-Hemingway Stadium62657102.3%
10/21/2017FBSACCVirginia Tech59North Carolina765632Lane Stadium6623399.1%
10/21/2017FBSSECArkansas20Auburn5271961Razorback Stadium7200099.9%
10/21/2017FBSACCFlorida State28Louisville3172764Doak Campbell Stadium7956091.5%
10/21/2017FBSBig TenMichigan State17Indiana974111Spartan Stadium (MI)7500598.8%
10/21/2017FBSIndependentNotre Dame49USC1477622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
10/21/2017FBSBig TenWisconsin38Maryland1378058Camp Randall Stadium8032197.2%
10/21/2017FBSBig 12Texas10Oklahoma State1392506Royal Texas Memorial Stadium10011992.4%
10/21/2017FBSSECAlabama45Tennessee7101821Bryant-Denny Stadium101821100.0%
10/21/2017FBSBig TenPenn State42Michigan13110823Beaver Stadium106572104.0%

 

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