2018 NCAA Football Attendance Week 1: KU Sends 20K Home Sad


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was 29,850 this week, a good starting point for the season. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance week 1: 1,632 – Stetson vs Point University. Not a whole lot on offer for fans of the Hatters as they started off the season against some of the NAIA’s best talent in Point University. Only 1,600 fans showed up to see Stetson lay down the 48-7 beatdown. A (small) action shot from the game:

Worst overall FBS attendance week 1: 9,280 – Charlotte vs Fordham. Relatively new to the FBS world, the 49ers might’ve had a bit of trouble trying to sell an FBS vs FCS matchup to their fan base. Luckily, for the 9,280 in attendance, Charlotte took home the 34-10 victory, even after the lights went off in the middle of the fourth quarter:

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance week 1: 24,305 Kansas vs Nicholls State. This one has to be handed to those who didn’t attend.  24,305 KU fans somehow talked themselves into watching their team lose to an FCS team after running out the clock in the fourth quarter to take the game to overtime.  A true lesson for all Jayhawk football fans: Never get sucked in.

 

 

 

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 1: Texas Southern (8.3% full, 1,324 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 1: UTEP (23% full, 17,271 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity, week 1: Illinois (40.7% full, 31,898 in attendance)

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 1.

 

Enjoy!

Week 1:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% full 
9/1/2018FCSStetson48Point University71632Spec Martin Stadium600027.2%
9/1/2018FCSTexas Southern26UT Permian Basin161824BBVA Compass Stadium220398.3%
9/1/2018FCSDuquesne45Lock Haven01830Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field220083.2%
9/1/2018FCSMarist14Georgetown391904Tenney Stadium500038.1%
9/1/2018FCSSan Diego38Western New Mexico92023Torero Stadium600033.7%
9/1/2018FCSHouston Baptist49SW Baptist72113Husky Stadium (TX)500042.3%
9/1/2018FCSJacksonville63St. Augustine's142417D.B. Milne Field500048.3%
8/30/2018FCSWagner40Bowie State232512Hameline Field330076.1%
9/1/2018FCSDayton49Robert Morris283012Welcome Stadium1100027.4%
9/1/2018FCSDavidson34Brevard134109Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)600068.5%
9/1/2018FCSSacred Heart35Lafayette64157Campus Field4000103.9%
9/1/2018FCSLehigh21St. Francis (PA)194216Goodman Stadium1600026.4%
9/1/2018FCSGardner-Webb52Limestone174418Ernest W. Spangler Stadium850052.0%
9/1/2018FCSBryant41New Haven314969Bulldog Stadium (RI)4400112.9%
9/1/2018FCSBucknell7William & Mary145042Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium1310038.5%
8/31/2018FCSIdaho State45Western State Colorado105062Holt Arena1200042.2%
8/30/2018FCSSamford66Shorter95252Seibert Stadium670078.4%
9/1/2018FCSColgate24Holy Cross175304Andy Kerr Stadium1022151.9%
8/30/2018FCSCampbell49Chowan265624Barker-Lane Stadium5500102.3%
9/1/2018FCSNorthern Colorado14McNeese State175672Nottingham Field853366.5%
9/1/2018FCSArkansas-Pine Bluff30Morehouse345734Golden Lion Stadium1600035.8%
8/30/2018FCSIndiana State49Quincy06243Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)1276448.9%
8/30/2018FCSMurray State10Southern Illinois496350Roy Stewart Stadium1680037.8%
8/30/2018FCSMaine35New Hampshire76597Morse Field At Harold Alfond Stadium1000066.0%
9/1/2018FCSSacramento State55St Francis (IL)76944Hornet Stadium2119532.8%
9/1/2018FCSLamar70Kentucky Christian77056Provost Umphrey Stadium1600044.1%
9/1/2018FCSHampton38Shaw107123Armstrong Stadium1700041.9%
9/1/2018FCSEast Tennessee State28Mars Hill78518William B. Greene Jr. Stadium1000085.2%
9/1/2018FCSEastern Washington58Central Washington138658Roos Field8600100.7%
8/30/2018FCSNorth Dakota35Mississippi Valley State78884Alerus Center1228372.3%
9/1/2018FCSSouthern Utah30North Alabama348912Eccles Coliseum8500104.8%
9/1/2018FCSWofford28The Citadel218930Gibbs Stadium1300068.7%
8/30/2018FCSChattanooga34Tennessee Tech109020Finley Stadium2066843.6%
9/1/2018FCSIllinois State46St. Xavier (IL)09157Hancock Stadium1339168.4%
9/1/2018FCSMorgan State10Towson369209Hughes Stadium (MD)1000092.1%
9/1/2018FBSConf USACharlotte34Fordham109240McColl-Richardson Field1531460.3%
8/30/2018FBSMACBall State42Central Connecticut State69801Scheumann Stadium2386141.1%
8/30/2018FCSSun BeltLouisiana-Monroe34Southeastern Louisiana3110137Malone Stadium3042733.3%
8/30/2018FCSEastern Kentucky49Morehead State2310230Roy Kidd Stadium2000051.2%
9/1/2018FCSAlabama A&M37Miles011900Louis Crews Stadium2100056.7%
9/1/2018FCSWestern Carolina33Newberry2612111E.J. Whitmire Stadium1374288.1%
8/30/2018FCSMountain WestSan Jose State38UC-Davis4412675CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans3168140.0%
9/1/2018FBSAmericanSouth Alabama26Louisiana Tech3013457Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064633.1%
9/1/2018FCSTennessee State34Bethune-Cookman314069Nissan Stadium6879820.4%
8/31/2018FCSMACEastern Michigan51Monmouth1714357Rynearson Stadium3020047.5%
9/1/2018FCSNorfolk State34Virginia State1315173William Price Stadium3000050.6%
9/1/2018FCSSun BeltGeorgia Southern37South Carolina State615260Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500061.0%
8/30/2018FBSAmericanTulane17Wake Forest2315478Yulman Stadium3000051.6%
9/1/2018FBSMACMiami (OH)28Marshall3515827Yager Stadium3008752.6%
9/1/2018FCSConf USAFlorida International28Indiana3817082FIU Stadium2350072.7%
9/1/2018FBSConf USAUTEP10Northern Arizona3017271Sun Bowl7496323.0%
8/31/2018FBSMountain WestNevada72Portland State1917525Mackay Stadium3339152.5%
8/30/2018FCSDelaware19Rhode Island2117945Delaware Stadium2200081.6%
9/1/2018FBSMACBuffalo48Delaware State1017959UB Stadium2979560.3%
9/1/2018FBSMountain WestNew Mexico62Incarnate Word3018213Dreamstyle Stadium4407441.3%
9/1/2018FBSAmericanTulsa38Central Arkansas2718356Chapman Stadium4735038.8%
9/1/2018FCSNorth Dakota State49Cal Poly318483Fargodome1900097.3%
8/30/2018FCSMontana State26Western Illinois2318507Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076789.1%
9/1/2018FBSSun BeltArkansas State48Southeast Missouri State2120184Centennial Bank Stadium3096465.2%
9/1/2018FCSFlorida A&M41Fort Valley State720262Bragg Memorial Stadium2550079.5%
9/1/2018FCSLiberty52Old Dominion1020425Williams Stadium (VA)2500081.7%
8/31/2018FCSMACWestern Michigan42Syracuse5520628Waldo Stadium3636156.7%
8/30/2018FCSAmericanConnecticut17Central Florida5623081Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field4000057.7%
8/30/2018FBSSun BeltGeorgia State24Kennesaw State2023088Georgia State Stadium23000100.4%
9/1/2018FBSMountain WestWyoming19Washington State4124131War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474569.5%
9/1/2018FBSMACToledo66VMI324136Glass Bowl3685265.5%
9/1/2018FBSBig XIIKansas23Nicholls State2624305Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5253046.3%
9/1/2018FCSMontana26Northern Iowa2325018Washington Grizzly2521799.2%
9/1/2018FBSSECVanderbilt35Middle Tennessee725348Vanderbilt Stadium4144861.2%
8/31/2018FBSACCDuke34Army1426017Wallace Wade Stadium5750045.2%
9/1/2018FCSAlabama State26Tuskegee2026222ASU Football Stadium3040686.2%
9/1/2018FBSConf USARice27Houston4526390Rice Stadium7000037.7%
8/30/2018FBSConf USAUAB52Savannah State027124Legion Field (AL)7159437.9%
9/1/2018FBSSun BeltLouisiana49Grambling1728866Cajun Field4135769.8%
9/1/2018FBSConf USASouthern Miss55Jackson State729176M. M. Roberts Stadium3600081.0%
9/1/2018FBSConf USANorth Texas46SMU2329519Apogee Stadium3085095.7%
9/1/2018FBSSun BeltTroy20Boise State5629612Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)3000098.7%
9/1/2018FCSMountain WestHawaii59Navy4129702Aloha Stadium5000059.4%
9/1/2018FBSACCBoston College55Massachusetts2130112Alumni Stadium (MA)4450067.7%
9/1/2018FBSMountain WestFresno State79Idaho1331170Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288172.7%
9/1/2018FCSAmericanSouth Florida34Elon1431217Raymond James Stadium7192143.4%
9/1/2018FBSBig TenIllinois31Kent State2431898Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)7829740.7%
9/1/2018FBSAmericanTemple17Villanova1932357Lincoln Financial Field6902946.9%
9/1/2018FBSMountain WestAir Force38Stony Brook033415Falcon Stadium5616259.5%
9/1/2018FBSAmericanMemphis66Mercer1433697Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588551.1%
9/1/2018FCSACCPittsburgh33Albany734486Heinz Field6673151.7%
9/2/2018FBSAmericanEast Carolina23North Carolina A&T2838640Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium5041076.7%
9/1/2018FBSACCGeorgia Tech41Alcorn State039719Bobby Dodd Stadium5668070.1%
9/1/2018FBSBig TenRutgers35Texas State740124HighPoint.com Stadium5245476.5%
9/1/2018FBSBig XIITexas Tech27Ole Miss4740333NRG Stadium7222055.8%
9/1/2018FBSACCVirginia42Richmond1340524Scott Stadium6494762.4%
8/31/2018FBSPac 12Stanford31San Diego State1040913Stanford Stadium5160779.3%
8/30/2018FBSBig TenMinnesota48New Mexico State1041291TCF Bank Stadium5080581.3%
9/1/2018FCSPac 12California24North Carolina1742168Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)8300050.8%
9/1/2018FBSBig XIITCU55Southern742219Amon G. Carter Stadium5030783.9%
9/1/2018FBSSECMissouri51UT Martin1444019Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field7529858.5%
9/1/2018FBSBig XIIBaylor55Abilene Christian2745330McLane Stadium45140100.4%
8/30/2018FBSPac 12Utah41Weber State1045988Rice-Eccles Stadium4676898.3%
8/30/2018FBSBig TenPurdue27Northwestern3147410Ross-Ade Stadium7162966.2%
9/1/2018FBSBig TenMaryland34Texas2947641FedExField8200058.1%
9/1/2018FBSSECKentucky35Central Michigan2049138Kroger Field6100080.6%
9/1/2018FBSBig XIIKansas State27South Dakota2450063Bill Snyder Family Stadium5381193.0%
8/30/2018FBSBig XIIOklahoma State58Missouri State1750103Boone Pickens Stadium6021883.2%
9/1/2018FBSPac 12Oregon58Bowling Green2450112Autzen Stadium5959784.1%
9/1/2018FBSPac 12Arizona State49UTSA750188Sun Devil Stadium7496367.0%
9/1/2018FBSPac 12Arizona23BYU2851002Arizona Stadium5992085.1%
9/1/2018FBSPac 12UCLA17Cincinnati2654116Rose Bowl9088859.5%
9/1/2018FCSSECMississippi State63Stephen F. Austin654289Davis Wade Stadium5810393.4%
9/1/2018FCSACCNorth Carolina State24James Madison1356073Carter-Finley Stadium5758397.4%
9/1/2018FBSSECAlabama51Louisville1457280Camping World Stadium6021995.1%
9/1/2018FBSPac 12USC43UNLV2158708Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum7750075.8%
9/1/2018FBSSECArkansas55Eastern Illinois2063342Razorback Stadium7680882.5%
9/1/2018FBSSECTennessee14West Virginia4066793Bank of America Stadium7325091.2%
9/1/2018FBSBig TenIowa33Northern Illinois767510Kinnick Stadium7058595.6%
9/2/2018FBSSECLSU33Miami1768841AT&T Stadium8000086.1%
9/1/2018FBSSECAuburn21Washington1670103Mercedes-Benz Stadium7100098.7%
8/31/2018FBSMountain WestColorado State13Colorado4570158Sports Authority Field7612592.2%
8/31/2018FCSBig TenMich. St.38Utah State3173114Spartan Stadium (MI)8040190.9%
8/31/2018FBSBig TenWisconsin34Western Kentucky374145Camp Randall Stadium8306989.3%
9/1/2018FBSSECSouth Carolina49Coastal Carolina1575126Williams-Brice Stadium8500088.4%
9/1/2018FBSIndependentNotre Dame24Michigan1777622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
9/1/2018FBSACCClemson48Furman780048Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8030199.7%
9/1/2018FBSSECFlorida53Charleston Southern681164Ben Hill Griffin Stadium9090789.3%
9/1/2018FBSBig XIIOklahoma63Florida Atlantic1486402Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)85646100.9%
9/1/2018FBSSECGeorgia45Austin Peay092746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
8/30/2018FBSSECTexas A&M59Northwestern State795855Kyle Field10251293.5%
9/1/2018FBSBig TenOhio State77Oregon State31102169Ohio Stadium10603396.4%
9/1/2018FBSBig TenPenn State45Appalachian State38105232Beaver Stadium11075395.0%

 

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