NCAA Football Attendance, 2017, Week 9: MACtion, SMACtion


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 24,358 this week, the second lowest average attendance of the year. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance week 9: 1,406 – Drake vs Davidson. Despite the small crowd, the Bulldogs took home the 17-12 win. The 1,406 in attendance was good for the 9th lowest attended D-I game on the year, and Drake’s smallest home crowd. However, Drake had played in front of a smaller crowd when they faced Marist (THE MIGHTY RED FOXES) earlier this season.

Worst overall FBS attendance week 9: 7,103 – Ball State vs Toledo.  So much for MACtion, as two MAC games drew fewer than 10,000 fans. Only a hair over 7,000 showed up in Muncie to see the Cardinals get trounced by Toledo, 58-17. Of course, cold weather throughout the midwest was used for many as an excuse, but fans of #117 ranked Ball State likely had better things to do irrespective of the weather.

Worst overall Power Five attendance week 9: 29,593 – Wake Forest vs Louisville.  The sneaky-good Demon Deacons upset the Cardinals on Saturday, and to their credit, they managed to fill the stadium. At 91.1% full, this appearance on the bottom of the Power Five is largely attributable to the smallest Power Five stadium there in Winston-Salem.  With a capacity of 32,483, it is no surprise that Wake is at the bottom this week, but even their announced 29,593 seems generous, according to the weather camera:

 

 

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 9: Drake (9.7% full, 1,706 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 9: N Illinois (19.3% full, 8,872 in attendance)

 

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 9: Pitt (46.3% full, 30,889 in attendance)

We’ll leave you this week with an action shot from Pitt – UVA:

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 9.

 

Enjoy!

Week 9:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
10/28/2017FCSPioneerDrake17Davidson121406Drake Stadium (IA)145579.7%
10/28/2017FCSPioneerStetson7San Diego481520Spec Martin Stadium600025.3%
10/28/2017FCSNortheastSt Francis (PA)36Robert Morris71655DeGol Field345048.0%
10/28/2017FCSOhio ValleyUT Martin27E Illinois101682Hardy M. Graham Stadium750022.4%
10/28/2017FCSBig SouthCharleston So20Monmouth231825Buccaneer Field400045.6%
10/28/2017FCSNortheastWagner16Bryant311888Wagner College Stadium350053.9%
10/28/2017FCSNortheastSacred Heart21Duquesne371903Campus Field1050018.1%
10/28/2017FCSPioneerDayton27Butler222043Welcome Stadium1100018.6%
10/28/2017FCSMissouri ValleyW Illinois24South Dakota St522247Hanson Field1636813.7%
10/28/2017FCSPioneerValparaiso63Morehead State322277Brown Field500045.5%
10/28/2017FCSSouthlandHouston Baptist7Northwestern St102317Husky Stadium500046.3%
10/28/2017FCSMEACMorgan State31Florida A&M342589Hughes Stadium (MD)1000025.9%
10/28/2017FCSBig SouthPresbyterian0Kennesaw St282804Bailey Memorial Stadium650043.1%
10/28/2017FCSBig SkyPortland State21North Dakota483002PROVIDENCE PARK2114414.2%
10/28/2017FCSColonial AthleticAlbany14URI313383Bob Ford Field850039.8%
10/28/2017FCSSouthernSamford21Chattanooga233523Seibert Stadium670052.6%
10/28/2017FCSBig SouthGardner-Webb17Liberty333850Ernest W. Spangler Stadium900042.8%
10/28/2017FCSBig SkyN Colorado14Southern Utah273869Nottingham Field853345.3%
10/28/2017FCSSouthlandIncarnate Word31Nicholls384999Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium600083.3%
10/28/2017FCSOhio ValleyMurray State13E Kentucky265209Roy Stewart Stadium1680031.0%
10/28/2017FCSOhio ValleyTenn Tech30Tennessee St265235Tucker Stadium1650031.7%
10/28/2017FCSColonial AthleticVillanova14Elon195451Villanova Stadium1250043.6%
10/28/2017FCSIvy LeaguePrinceton28Cornell295642Princeton Stadium2777320.3%
10/28/2017FCSSouthlandSE Louisiana23Sam Houston336027Strawberry Stadium740881.4%
10/28/2017FCSBig SkyN Arizona37Sacramento St176068J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome1123054.0%
10/28/2017FCSSouthlandLamar7SF Austin346122Provost Umphrey Stadium1600038.3%
10/28/2017FCSColonial AthleticTowson18Delaware176402Johnny Unitas Stadium1119857.2%
10/28/2017FCSColonial AthleticMaine23William & Mary66579Alfond Stadium (ME)1000065.8%
10/28/2017FCSPioneerCampbell48Jacksonville546691Barker-Lane Stadium5000133.8%
10/28/2017FCSPatriot LeagueColgate40Bucknell36763Andy Kerr Stadium1022166.2%
10/28/2017FCSSouthernETSU24Wofford317087ETSU Football Stadium1069466.3%
10/26/2017FBSMACBall State17Toledo587103Scheumann Stadium2386129.8%
10/28/2017FCSSWACMiss Valley St5Jackson State247925Rice-Totten Stadium1000079.3%
10/28/2017FCSPatriot LeagueFordham45Lehigh357962Coffey Field7000113.7%
10/28/2017FCSColonial AthleticRichmond24Stony Brook278217Robins Stadium870094.4%
10/28/2017FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota42S Illinois08498DakotaDome1000085.0%
10/28/2017FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State59Indiana State208732Plaster Sports Complex1750049.9%
10/26/2017FBSMACN Illinois30E Michigan278872Huskie Stadium4599519.3%
10/28/2017FCSBig SkyWeber State41Montana278912Stewart Stadium1731251.5%
10/28/2017FCSPatriot LeagueHoly Cross24Georgetown109063Fitton Field2350038.6%
10/28/2017FCSSouthlandCent Arkansas47McNeese179887Estes Stadium9000109.9%
10/28/2017FCSSouthernW Carolina6Furman289973E.J. Whitmire Stadium1374272.6%
10/28/2017FBSSun BeltNew Mexico St21Arkansas State3710041Aggie Memorial Stadium3299330.4%
10/28/2017FCSBig SkyUC Davis31Cal Poly2810503Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)1074397.8%
10/28/2017FBSSun BeltIdaho31UL Monroe2310705Kibbie Dome1760060.8%
10/28/2017FCSMEACBethune-Cookman24Hampton2110951Municipal Stadium (FL)9601114.1%
10/28/2017FCSIvy LeagueHarvard25Dartmouth2211143Harvard Stadium3032336.7%
10/28/2017FCSSouthernThe Citadel21VMI311609Johnson Hagood Stadium2100055.3%
10/28/2017FBSIndependentUMass30Appalachian St2711889Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium1700069.9%
10/26/2017FBSSun BeltGeorgia State21South Alabama1312125Georgia State Stadium2433349.8%
10/28/2017FBSConference USAW Kentucky28FAU4212441L.T. Smith Stadium2200056.6%
10/28/2017FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown St0Illinois State3512723Stambaugh Stadium2063061.7%
10/28/2017FBSSun BeltC. Carolina7Texas State2713997Brooks Stadium1500093.3%
10/28/2017FCSMEACNC Central42Delaware State1414117O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium10600133.2%
10/27/2017FBSThe AmericanSMU38Tulsa3414930Gerald J. Ford Stadium3548142.1%
10/28/2017FCSIvy LeagueYale23Columbia615422Yale Bowl6144625.1%
10/28/2017FCSOhio ValleyJacksonville St23SE Missouri St715692Burgess-Snow Field2400065.4%
10/28/2017FCSBig SkyMontana State28Idaho State1417097Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076782.3%
10/28/2017FCSMEACNorfolk State9Savannah State2717218William Price Stadium3000057.4%
10/28/2017FBSMACAkron21Buffalo2017427InfoCision Stadium3000058.1%
10/27/2017FBSThe AmericanMemphis56Tulane2617989Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588527.3%
10/28/2017FBSMountain WestWyoming42New Mexico318249War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474552.5%
10/28/2017FCSSWACGrambling50Texas Southern2418350Robinson Stadium1960093.6%
10/28/2017FCSMissouri ValleyNorth Dakota St30Northern Iowa1418687Fargodome1900098.4%
10/28/2017FBSConference USANorth Texas45Old Dominion3818872Apogee Stadium3085061.2%
10/28/2017FBSMountain WestUtah State14Boise State4119012Romney Stadium3311957.4%
10/28/2017FBSConference USASouthern Miss12UAB3019101M. M. Roberts Stadium3600053.1%
10/28/2017FBSConference USAUTEP14UTSA3119456Sun Bowl5341536.4%
10/28/2017FBSConference USAMarshall30FIU4119966Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138248.2%
10/28/2017FBSConference USARice28LA Tech4219992Rice Stadium7000028.6%
10/28/2017FBSBig EastUConn12Missouri5221062Rentschler Field4000052.7%
10/28/2017FBSMountain WestHawai'i7San Diego State2823018Aloha Stadium5000046.0%
10/28/2017FBSSun BeltTroy38Ga Southern1623846Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)3000079.5%
10/28/2017FCSColonial AthleticJMU21UNH025298Bridgeforth Stadium25000101.2%
10/28/2017FBSThe AmericanUCF73Austin Peay3327606Spectrum Stadium4845357.0%
10/28/2017FBSMountain WestFresno State16UNLV2627922Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288165.1%
10/28/2017FBSACCWake Forest42Louisville3229593BB&T Field3248391.1%
10/28/2017FBSACCPitt31Virginia1430889Heinz Field6673146.3%
10/26/2017FBSPac 12Oregon State14Stanford1530912Reser Stadium4646966.5%
10/28/2017FBSBig EastUSF24Houston2832316Raymond James Stadium7192144.9%
10/28/2017FBSMountain WestColorado State28Air Force4533074CSU Stadium4120080.3%
10/28/2017FBSBig TenMaryland42Indiana3935144Maryland Stadium5180267.8%
10/28/2017FBSBig 12Kansas20Kansas State3036223Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007172.3%
10/28/2017FBSBig TenNorthwestern39Michigan State3139369Ryan Field4713083.5%
10/27/2017FBSACCBoston College35Florida State340629Alumni Stadium (MA)4450091.3%
10/28/2017FBSBig TenIllinois10Wisconsin2442101Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)6067069.4%
10/28/2017FBSPac 12Arizona58Washington St3742822Arizona Stadium5992071.5%
10/28/2017FBSACCNorth Carolina19Miami2445000Kenan Stadium6300071.4%
10/28/2017FBSBig 12Baylor7Texas3845656McLane Stadium45140101.1%
10/28/2017FBSIndependentBYU41San Jose State2046451LaVell Edwards Stadium6624770.1%
10/28/2017FBSPac 12Colorado44Cal2847216Folsom Field5497285.9%
10/28/2017FBSPac 12Arizona State17USC4853446Sun Devil Stadium5623295.0%
10/28/2017FBSSECOle Miss37Arkansas3855684Vaught-Hemingway Stadium6265788.9%
10/28/2017FBSPac 12Oregon41Utah2056154Autzen Stadium5959794.2%
10/28/2017FBSBig 12Iowa State14TCU756259Jack Trice Stadium5679599.1%
10/28/2017FBSBig 12West Virginia39Oklahoma State5057507Milan Puskar Stadium6000095.8%
10/28/2017FBSSECKentucky29Tennessee2657543Commonwealth Stadium7102481.0%
10/28/2017FBSACCVirginia Tech24Duke360914Lane Stadium6623392.0%
10/28/2017FBSBig TenIowa17Minnesota1066292Kinnick Stadium7058593.9%
10/28/2017FBSPac 12Washington44UCLA2369847Husky Stadium7008399.7%
10/28/2017FBSIndependentNotre Dame35NC State1477622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
10/28/2017FBSSECSouth Carolina34Vanderbilt2778992Williams-Brice Stadium8025098.4%
10/28/2017FBSACCClemson24Georgia Tech1080346Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150098.6%
10/28/2017FBSSECFlorida7Georgia4284107EverBank Field82000102.6%
10/28/2017FBSBig 12Oklahoma49Texas Tech2786309Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)84000102.7%
10/28/2017FBSSECTexas A&M14Miss St3596128Kyle Field10273393.6%
10/28/2017FBSBig TenOhio State39Penn State38109302Ohio Stadium104944104.2%
10/28/2017FBSBig TenMichigan35Rutgers14111213Michigan Stadium107601103.4%

 

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