NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 6: Rose Bowl Half Empty or Half Full?


It was week six, and some programs fans have already had enough.  Most surprisingly, UCLA only filled the Rose Bowl half full (or is it half empty?).  Granted, it’s one of the bigger stadiums in college football, but sitting in the second largest city in America it has typically sat 60+% full.  For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 25,399 on the week, down 966 over last week, once again setting a new low on the season. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,013 – Princeton vs Lehigh. One of many blowouts this week, this one benefited the home team. The Tigers stomped the Mountain Hawks by a score of 66-7, even going for a fourth down and 10 up 59-7 in the fourth quarter.  Who said Ivy Leaguers were nice guys?  A shot of the crowd at halftime tells the whole story:

Princeton hosts Lehigh in front of dozens of fans.

 

Worst overall FBS attendance: 9,367 – Ball State vs Northern Illinois. It’s even harder to get fans out this week compared to last for Ball State football after a 1-4 start, even if they hung in there against Notre Dame in week two.  With that, fewer than 10,000 were in the stands to see the Cardinals lose to Northern Illinois 24-16.  On top of all this, Ball State STILL maintains the best hashtag in all of college football.  #Chirpchirp, motherfuckers.  Yes, I reused the blurb from last week, now that Ball State has had the worst FBS attendance for two consecutive weeks.  Not a lot of folks on the grass, as we can see:

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 18,364 – Wake Forest vs Clemson.  Wake is a frequent member of the “Lowest in the P5” club, mostly on account of A) Having the smallest capacity of any P5 school and B) Not being too great.  They actually filled the house up decently full, according to the pictures.  Problem was that it was mostly Clemson fans that showed up.  Turned out that it was mostly the Clemson football team that turned up as well, winning 63-3 over the Deacs.  A pregame shot:

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Princeton (3.6% full, 1,013 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: UTEP (24% full, 12,809 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: UCLA (55.2% full, 51,123 in attendance)

A shot of the Rose Bowl at halftime:

Not much UCLA punch in the ol’ Rose Bowl.

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 6.

 

Enjoy!

 

Week 6:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
9/27/2018FCSBig SouthPresbyterian10Lindsey Wilson01243Bailey Memorial Stadium650019.1%
9/29/2018FCSPioneerSan Diego49Stetson101471Torero Stadium600024.5%
9/29/2018FCSNortheastSt. Francis (PA)59West Virginia Wesleyan31563DeGol Field345045.3%
9/29/2018FCSPioneerJacksonville9Drake411738D.B. Milne Field500034.8%
9/29/2018FCSPioneerMarist28Dayton172830Tenney Stadium500056.6%
9/29/2018FCSBig SouthGardner-Webb14Wofford452850Ernest W. Spangler Stadium900031.7%
9/29/2018FCSSouthernVirginia Military38Mercer483251Alumni Memorial Field1000032.5%
9/29/2018FCSIvy LeagueCornell43Sacred Heart243620Schoellkopf Field2559714.1%
9/29/2018FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth37Penn143692Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100033.6%
9/29/2018FCSIvy LeagueBrown35Georgetown73926Brown Stadium2000019.6%
9/29/2018FCSBig SouthMonmouth54Wagner473971Kessler Stadium420094.5%
9/29/2018FCSPioneerButler24Morehead State214062Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl750054.2%
9/29/2018FCSBig SouthKennesaw State24Samford104396Fifth Third Bank Stadium831852.8%
9/29/2018FCSMissouri ValleyWestern Illinois45Youngstown State384532Hanson Field1636827.7%
9/29/2018FCSPioneerValparaiso35Davidson404605Brown Field500092.1%
9/29/2018FCSBig SkyNorthern Colorado13North Dakota384902Nottingham Field853357.4%
9/29/2018FCSMEACSavannah State20Bethune-Cookman355018T.A. Wright Stadium850059.0%
9/29/2018FCSSouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana24Northwestern State175118Strawberry Stadium740869.1%
9/29/2018FCSIndependentHampton14Charleston Southern485124Armstrong Stadium1700030.1%
9/29/2018FCSPatriot LeagueLafayette31Central Connecticut State245295Fisher Stadium1313240.3%
9/28/2018FCSIvy LeagueColumbia10Princeton455327Lawrence A. Wien Stadium1700031.3%
9/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleyIndiana State0Northern Iowa335487Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)1276443.0%
9/29/2018FCSBig SouthCampbell30North Alabama76352Barker-Lane Stadium5000127.0%
9/29/2018FCSMEACNorfolk State54Delaware State287103William Price Stadium3000023.7%
9/29/2018FCSBig SkyCal Poly28Montana487157Alex G. Spanos Stadium1107564.6%
9/29/2018FCSOhio ValleyTennessee Tech38Eastern Illinois527184Tucker Stadium1650043.5%
9/29/2018FCSSouthernFurman44Western Carolina387201Paladin Stadium1600045.0%
9/29/2018FCSColonial AthleticTowson44The Citadel277323Johnny Unitas Stadium1119865.4%
9/29/2018FCSSouthlandSam Houston State34Central Arkansas317598Bowers Stadium1259360.3%
9/29/2018FCSColonial AthleticStony Brook29Villanova277720Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium1200064.3%
9/29/2018FCSIvy LeagueYale35Maine147889Yale Bowl6144612.8%
9/29/2018FCSSouthlandNicholls State50Lamar278044John L. Guidry Stadium1050076.6%
9/29/2018FCSColonial AthleticRichmond10James Madison638217Robins Stadium870094.4%
9/29/2018FCSPatriot LeagueHoly Cross16Bucknell198275Fitton Field2350035.2%
9/29/2018FCSMEACNorth Carolina Central14Florida A&M558451O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium1000084.5%
9/29/2018FCSMissouri ValleySouthern Illinois24South Dakota318546Saluki Stadium1500057.0%
9/29/2018FCSSouthlandMcNeese State17Stephen F. Austin108933Cowboy Stadium (LA)1761050.7%
9/28/2018FCSIvy LeagueHarvard16Rhode Island239123Harvard Stadium3032330.1%
9/29/2018FCSBig SkyIdaho State56Northern Arizona429129Holt Arena1200076.1%
9/29/2018FCSColonial AthleticWilliam & Mary0Colgate239191Zable Stadium1168678.6%
9/29/2018FCSSouthernEast Tennessee State17Chattanooga149277William B. Greene Jr. Stadium7694120.6%
9/29/2018FBSMACBall State52Kent State249367Scheumann Stadium2386139.3%
9/29/2018FCSSouthlandAbilene Christian34Incarnate Word449751Wildcat Stadium (TX)1200081.3%
9/29/2018FCSBig SkyIdaho20Portland State710566Kibbie Dome1760060.0%
9/29/2018FCSColonial AthleticElon30New Hampshire910856Rhodes Stadium1125096.5%
9/29/2018FCSOhio ValleyMurray State45Tennessee-Martin3811137Roy Stewart Stadium1680066.3%
9/27/2018FCSMEACNorth Carolina A&T31South Carolina State1611530Aggie Stadium (NC)2150053.6%
9/29/2018FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State24Illinois State2112224Plaster Stadium1750069.9%
9/29/2018FBSSun BeltGeorgia State46Louisiana-Monroe1414368Georgia State Stadium2433359.0%
9/29/2018FBSMACEastern Michigan23Northern Illinois2614779Rynearson Stadium3020048.9%
9/29/2018FBSConference USAFlorida International55Arkansas-Pine Bluff914937FIU Stadium2350063.6%
9/29/2018FBSMACMiami (OH)39Western Michigan4015012Yager Stadium3008749.9%
9/29/2018FBSMountain WestSan Jose State41Hawaii4416363CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans3045653.7%
9/28/2018FBSThe AmericanTulane40Memphis2416631Yulman Stadium3000055.4%
9/29/2018FBSConference USAMiddle Tennessee25Florida Atlantic2417299Floyd Stadium3078856.2%
9/29/2018FBSBig 12Kansas28Oklahoma State4818364Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007136.7%
9/29/2018FCSBig SkyMontana State17Eastern Washington3418667Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076789.9%
9/29/2018FBSMountain WestNew Mexico43Liberty5218804Dreamstyle Stadium4407442.7%
9/29/2018FCSMissouri ValleyNorth Dakota State21South Dakota State1718846Fargodome1900099.2%
9/29/2018FBSThe AmericanSMU63Houston Baptist2718983Gerald J. Ford Stadium3548153.5%
9/29/2018FBSMACOhio58Massachusetts4219056Peden Stadium2461777.4%
9/29/2018FCSOhio ValleyJacksonville State48Austin Peay3219388Burgess-Snow Field2400080.8%
9/29/2018FCSSWACSouthern3Alcorn State2019412A.W. Mumford Stadium2850068.1%
9/29/2018FBSConference USAUTSA30UTEP2120176Alamodome6500031.0%
9/29/2018FBSBig EastConnecticut7Cincinnati4920322Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field4000050.8%
9/29/2018FBSConference USAWestern Kentucky17Marshall2020811L.T. Smith Stadium2200094.6%
9/29/2018FBSMountain WestWyoming14Boise State3422271War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474564.1%
9/29/2018FBSMACBuffalo13Army4223671UB Stadium2979579.4%
9/29/2018FBSMountain WestAir Force25Nevada2823707Falcon Stadium5616242.2%
9/29/2018FBSSun BeltTroy45Coastal Carolina2123810Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)3000079.4%
9/29/2018FBSACCWake Forest56Rice2424519BB&T Field3248375.5%
9/29/2018FBSConference USAUAB28Charlotte725395Legion Field (AL)7159435.5%
9/29/2018FBSSun BeltAppalachian State52South Alabama725862Kidd Brewer Stadium24050107.5%
9/29/2018FBSSECVanderbilt31Tennessee State2727340Vanderbilt Stadium4144866.0%
9/29/2018FBSPac 12Washington State28Utah2430088Martin Stadium4030674.6%
9/29/2018FBSConference USANorth Texas27Louisiana Tech2930105Apogee Stadium3085097.6%
9/29/2018FBSBig TenRutgers17Indiana2432056HighPoint.com Stadium5245461.1%
9/29/2018FBSACCDuke14Virginia Tech3132177Wallace Wade Stadium4000480.4%
9/29/2018FBSMountain WestFresno State49Toledo2733401Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288177.9%
9/29/2018FBSThe AmericanEast Carolina37Old Dominion3535047Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium5041069.5%
9/29/2018FBSACCBoston College45Temple3540111Alumni Stadium (MA)4450090.1%
9/29/2018FBSACCGeorgia Tech63Bowling Green1740740Bobby Dodd Stadium5668071.9%
9/29/2018FBSBig 12TCU17Iowa State1442664Amon G. Carter Stadium5030784.8%
9/29/2018FBSPac 12California24Oregon4243448Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246769.6%
9/29/2018FBSPac 12Arizona20USC2443573Arizona Stadium5992072.7%
9/29/2018FBSThe AmericanCentral Florida45Pittsburgh1444904Spectrum Stadium4845392.7%
9/28/2018FBSPac 12Colorado38UCLA1646814Folsom Field5497285.2%
9/29/2018FBSBig TenNorthwestern17Michigan2047330Ryan Field47130100.4%
9/29/2018FBSBig 12Kansas State14Texas1949916Bill Snyder Family Stadium5300094.2%
9/29/2018FBSPac 12Arizona State52Oregon State2451447Sun Devil Stadium5623291.5%
9/29/2018FBSACCLouisville24Florida State2852798Cardinal Stadium5532795.4%
9/29/2018FBSBig 12Texas Tech34West Virginia4255283Jones AT&T Stadium6045491.4%
9/29/2018FBSSECTexas A&M24Arkansas1755383AT&T Stadium8000069.2%
9/29/2018FBSACCNorth Carolina State35Virginia2157600Carter-Finley Stadium57583100.0%
9/27/2018FBSACCMiami47North Carolina1060843Hard Rock Stadium6532693.1%
9/29/2018FBSSECMississippi State6Florida1361406Davis Wade Stadium58103105.7%
9/29/2018FBSSECKentucky24South Carolina1063081Kroger Field61000103.4%
9/29/2018FBSPac 12Washington35BYU770155Husky Stadium70083100.1%
9/29/2018FBSBig TenMichigan State31Central Michigan2073752Spartan Stadium (MI)7500598.3%
9/29/2018FBSIndependentNotre Dame38Stanford1777622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
9/29/2018FBSACCClemson27Syracuse2380122Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150098.3%
9/29/2018FBSSECAuburn24Southern Miss1383792Jordan-Hare Stadium8745195.8%
9/29/2018FBSBig 12Oklahoma66Baylor3386642Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)84000103.1%
9/29/2018FBSBig TenNebraska28Purdue4288911Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)86047103.3%
9/29/2018FBSSECGeorgia38Tennessee1292746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
9/29/2018FBSSECLSU45Ole Miss16100224Tiger Stadium (LA)10232198.0%
9/29/2018FBSSECAlabama56Louisiana14101471Bryant-Denny Stadium10182199.7%
9/29/2018FBSBig TenPenn State26Ohio State27110889Beaver Stadium106572104.1%