NCAA Football Attendance: 2017 Season, Week 12: SWAC = Stadium Without A Crowd?


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 26,460 this week, one of the highest levels of the season. Despite that, three of the lowest attended games of the year happened last week: two of them in the SWAC. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance week 12: 789 – Alabama A&M vs Kentucky State. Copying the SEC model, it seems that SWAC teams play lower division teams this week, with Alabama A&M hosting D-II Kentucky State.  With only 789 in attendance, it might not have been the best revenue decision.

 

Bonus sub-1000 attendance: 936 – Mississippi Valley State vs Alabama State. The 936 announced was generous, as you can see in the below shot. Alabama State sent home the dozens of Delta Devils fans disappointed with a 16-10 win.

 

Worst overall FBS attendance week 12: 5,248 – Ball State vs Buffalo. Ball State’s season is miserable both on the field and in the stands as only 5,248 people showed up to watch a 40-24 Buffalo Bulls victory, sending the Cardinals to 0-7 in the MAC and their 8th straight loss.  The good news? Fans still get one more home game, as the Cardinals host Miami of Ohio on Tuesday.

Worst overall Power Five attendance week 12: 20,141 – Duke vs Georgia Tech. Despite Duke’s success early this year, it hasn’t been enough to routinely draw crowds to see the Blue Devils. This week, they played in front of a season low 20,141 fans, only filling up 35% of Wallace Wade Stadium. Those that showed up were at least rewarded with a Duke win, keeping them in the hunt for a bowl berth. Action shots:

 

 

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 12: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2.3% full, 1,220 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 12: Northern Illinois (16.8% full, 7,732 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 12: Duke (35.0% full, 20,141 in attendance)

 

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 12.

 

Enjoy!

Week 12:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
11/18/2017FCSSWACAlabama A&M21Kentucky St13789Louis Crews Stadium210003.8%
11/18/2017FCSSWACMiss Valley St10Alabama State16936Rice-Totten Stadium100009.4%
11/18/2017FCSNortheastBryant38Duquesne29983Bulldog Stadium (RI)440022.3%
11/18/2017FCSOhio ValleySE Missouri St21Murray State101120Houck Stadium1101510.2%
11/18/2017FCSSWACAR-Pine Bluff10Texas Southern241220War Memorial Stadium (AR)541202.3%
11/18/2017FCSPioneerValparaiso8Dayton71238Brown Field500024.8%
11/18/2017FCSMEACMorgan State32Norfolk State451276Hughes Stadium (MD)1000012.8%
11/18/2017FCSPioneerDrake52Jacksonville71487Drake Stadium (IA)1455710.2%
11/18/2017FCSNortheastSacred Heart15Wagner281848Campus Field1050017.6%
11/18/2017FCSPioneerSan Diego35Marist72119Torero Stadium600035.3%
11/18/2017FCSOhio ValleyTenn Tech0UT Martin242159Tucker Stadium1650013.1%
11/18/2017FCSPatriot LeagueGeorgetown10Colgate352211Multi-Sport Field250088.4%
11/18/2017FCSNortheastCent Conn St42Robert Morris142214Arute Field550040.3%
11/18/2017FCSBig SouthPresbyterian31Gardner-Webb212717Bailey Memorial Stadium650041.8%
11/18/2017FCSMissouri ValleyW Illinois28S Illinois142812Hanson Field1636817.2%
11/18/2017FCSPatriot LeagueFordham20Bucknell92961Coffey Field700042.3%
11/18/2017FCSMEACSavannah State34S Carolina St103015T.A. Wright Stadium850035.5%
11/18/2017FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth54Princeton443081Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100028.0%
11/18/2017FCSColonial AthleticTowson29URI103134Johnny Unitas Stadium1119828.0%
11/18/2017FCSBig SouthCharleston So20Liberty193345Buccaneer Field400083.6%
11/18/2017FCSColonial AthleticAlbany15UNH03459Bob Ford Field850040.7%
11/18/2017FCSBig SkyN Colorado42Cal Poly03650Nottingham Field853342.8%
11/18/2017FCSOhio ValleyE Kentucky14St Francis (PA)103720Roy Kidd Stadium2000018.6%
11/18/2017FCSPioneerMorehead State21Davidson143831Jayne Stadium1000038.3%
11/18/2017FCSIvy LeaguePenn29Cornell223861Franklin Field529587.3%
11/18/2017FCSSouthlandNorthwestern St38SF Austin214257Turpin Stadium1597126.7%
11/18/2017FCSSouthlandCent Arkansas34Abil Christian04325Estes Stadium900048.1%
11/16/2017FCSSouthlandIncarnate Word28PV A&M424430Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium600073.8%
11/18/2017FCSSouthernSamford26Furman204673Seibert Stadium670069.7%
11/18/2017FCSColonial AthleticMaine19Stony Brook204983Alfond Stadium (ME)1000049.8%
11/18/2017FCSColonial AthleticVillanova28Delaware75109Villanova Stadium1250040.9%
11/16/2017FBSMACBall State24Buffalo405248Scheumann Stadium2386122.0%
11/18/2017FCSIvy LeagueColumbia24Brown65341Lawrence A. Wien Stadium1700031.4%
11/18/2017FCSSouthlandLamar3McNeese135378Provost Umphrey Stadium1600033.6%
11/14/2017FBSMACKent State23Cent Michigan425580Dix Stadium2500022.3%
11/18/2017FCSSouthlandSam Houston53Houston Baptist336515Bowers Stadium1259351.7%
11/18/2017FCSBig SouthKennesaw St52Monmouth216808Fifth Third Bank Stadium831881.8%
11/16/2017FCSSouthlandSE Louisiana21Nicholls176866Strawberry Stadium740892.7%
11/18/2017FBSSun BeltIdaho7C. Carolina137444Kibbie Dome1760042.3%
11/18/2017FCSMissouri ValleyIllinois State7North Dakota St207664Hancock Stadium1339157.2%
11/15/2017FBSMACN Illinois35W Michigan317732Huskie Stadium4599516.8%
11/18/2017FCSColonial AthleticRichmond27William & Mary208057Robins Stadium870092.6%
11/18/2017FCSMEACHampton20Howard178142Armstrong Stadium1700047.9%
11/18/2017FCSOhio ValleyAustin Peay28E Illinois138214Governors Stadium1000082.1%
11/18/2017FCSMissouri ValleyNorthern Iowa41Indiana State38232UNI-Dome1632450.4%
11/18/2017FCSSouthernChattanooga10ETSU38434Finley Stadium2066840.8%
11/18/2017FCSColonial AthleticElon3JMU318662Rhodes Stadium1125077.0%
11/18/2017FCSBig SkyE Washington59Portland State338717Roos Field8600101.4%
11/18/2017FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown St38Missouri State109362Stambaugh Stadium2063045.4%
11/18/2017FCSBig SkyWeber State35Idaho State79539Stewart Stadium1731255.1%
11/18/2017FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota28South Dakota St3110147DakotaDome10000101.5%
11/18/2017FCSBig SkySouthern Utah48N Arizona2010842Eccles Coliseum8500127.6%
11/18/2017FCSBig SkySacramento St52UC Davis4711828Hornet Stadium2119555.8%
11/15/2017FBSMACMiami (OH)24E Michigan2711851Yager Stadium3008739.4%
11/18/2017FBSSun BeltGa Southern52South Alabama012250Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500049.0%
11/17/2017FBSConference USAW Kentucky41Mid Tennessee3812612L.T. Smith Stadium2200057.3%
11/17/2017FBSMountain WestNew Mexico35UNLV3814744Dreamstyle Stadium4407433.5%
11/18/2017FCSPatriot LeagueLehigh38Lafayette3115270Goodman Stadium1600095.4%
11/18/2017FBSMountain WestWyoming7Fresno State1315440War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474544.4%
11/18/2017FBSSun BeltLouisiana47New Mexico St3416048Cajun Field4135738.8%
11/18/2017FBSConference USAUTEP21LA Tech4216597Sun Bowl5341531.1%
11/15/2017FBSMACBowling Green37Toledo6616649Doyt Perry Stadium3352749.7%
11/18/2017FBSMountain WestUtah State38Hawai'i017650Romney Stadium3311953.3%
11/14/2017FBSMACAkron37Ohio3417832InfoCision Stadium3000059.4%
11/16/2017FCSOhio ValleyJacksonville St36Tennessee St618782Burgess-Snow Field2400078.3%
11/18/2017FBSThe AmericanTulane20Houston1719026Yulman Stadium3000063.4%
11/18/2017FBSSun BeltArkansas State30Texas State1219846Centennial Bank Stadium3096464.1%
11/18/2017FCSBig SkyMontana State31Montana2319907Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076795.9%
11/18/2017FBSConference USAOld Dominion24Rice2120118S.B. Ballard Stadium20118100.0%
11/18/2017FBSBig EastUConn16Boston College3920133Fenway Park3773153.4%
11/18/2017FBSACCDuke43Georgia Tech2020141Wallace Wade Stadium5750035.0%
11/18/2017FBSConference USAUTSA9Marshall720148Alamodome6500031.0%
11/18/2017FBSConference USASouthern Miss66Charlotte2120189M. M. Roberts Stadium3600056.1%
11/18/2017FCSMEACNC A&T24NC Central1021500Aggie Stadium (NC)21500100.0%
11/18/2017FBSBig 12Kansas3Oklahoma4122854Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007145.6%
11/18/2017FBSSECVanderbilt17Missouri4522910Vanderbilt Stadium4144855.3%
11/18/2017FBSConference USAFAU52FIU2424116FAU Football Stadium3000080.4%
11/18/2017FBSMountain WestColorado State42San Jose State1425743CSU Stadium4120062.5%
11/18/2017FBSThe AmericanTemple19UCF4525877Lincoln Financial Field6902937.5%
11/16/2017FBSBig EastUSF27Tulsa2026195Raymond James Stadium7192136.4%
11/18/2017FBSConference USANorth Texas52Army4926392Apogee Stadium3085085.5%
11/18/2017FBSMountain WestSan Diego State42Nevada2329265SDCCU Stadium7056141.5%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenNorthwestern39Minnesota030014Ryan Field4713063.7%
11/18/2017FBSACCWake Forest30NC State2431803BB&T Field3248397.9%
11/18/2017FBSThe AmericanEast Carolina48Cincinnati2031923Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium5041063.3%
11/18/2017FBSMountain WestBoise State44Air Force1933030Albertsons Stadium3638790.8%
11/18/2017FBSACCLouisville56Syracuse1034265Papa John's Cardinal Stadium5532761.9%
11/18/2017FBSThe AmericanMemphis66SMU4535329Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588553.6%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenIndiana41Rutgers035949Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)5292967.9%
11/18/2017FBSPac 12Oregon State24Arizona State4036063Reser Stadium4646977.6%
11/18/2017FBSBig 12Baylor13Iowa State2340653McLane Stadium4514090.1%
11/18/2017FBSACCNorth Carolina65W Carolina1043000Kenan Stadium6300068.3%
11/18/2017FCSMEACBethune-Cookman29Florida A&M2447819Camping World Stadium6500073.6%
11/18/2017FBSBig 12Texas Tech3TCU2751278Jones AT&T Stadium6045484.8%
11/18/2017FBSIndependentBYU10UMass1651355LaVell Edwards Stadium6624777.5%
11/18/2017FBSPac 12Stanford17Cal1451424Stanford Stadium5160799.6%
11/18/2017FCSIvy LeagueYale24Harvard351426Yale Bowl6144683.7%
11/18/2017FBSPac 12Oregon48Arizona2851799Autzen Stadium5959786.9%
11/18/2017FBSBig 12West Virginia14Texas2853133Milan Puskar Stadium6000088.6%
11/18/2017FBSSECOle Miss24Texas A&M3155880Vaught-Hemingway Stadium6265789.2%
11/18/2017FBSBig 12Oklahoma State40Kansas State4556790Boone Pickens Stadium6021894.3%
11/18/2017FBSACCVirginia Tech20Pitt1458948Lane Stadium6623389.0%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenIowa15Purdue2460554Kinnick Stadium7058585.8%
11/18/2017FBSACCMiami44Virginia2863415Hard Rock Stadium6532697.1%
11/18/2017FBSSECArkansas21Miss St2864153Razorback Stadium7200089.1%
11/18/2017FBSPac 12Washington33Utah3065767Husky Stadium7008393.8%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenMichigan State17Maryland770216Spartan Stadium (MI)7500593.6%
11/18/2017FBSACCFlorida State77Delaware State670599Doak Campbell Stadium7956088.7%
11/18/2017FBSSECSouth Carolina31Wofford1074742Williams-Brice Stadium8025093.1%
11/18/2017FBSIndependentNotre Dame24Navy1777622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
11/18/2017FBSACCClemson61The Citadel380618Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150098.9%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenWisconsin24Michigan1081216Camp Randall Stadium80321101.1%
11/18/2017FBSSECAuburn42UL Monroe1482133Jordan-Hare Stadium8745193.9%
11/18/2017FBSPac 12USC28UCLA2382407Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum9360788.0%
11/18/2017FBSSECFlorida36UAB784649Ben Hill Griffin Stadium8854895.6%
11/18/2017FBSSECGeorgia42Kentucky1392746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
11/18/2017FBSSECTennessee10LSU3096888Neyland Stadium10245594.6%
11/18/2017FBSSECAlabama56Mercer0101821Bryant-Denny Stadium101821100.0%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenOhio State52Illinois14105282Ohio Stadium104944100.3%
11/18/2017FBSBig TenPenn State56Nebraska44106722Beaver Stadium106572100.1%

 

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