NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 9: KU Wins But Nobody Saw It


Weeks seven and eight have passed, and it’s time for another attendance update.1  With cooler weather across the nation, plenty of fans were willing to go to football games, except at Miami of Ohio, who recorded the lowest attended FBS game of the year with merely 5,003 in attendance. For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 23,140 in week eight, down 562 over week seven.  Week seven came in at 23,702, which was down almost 2,000 from week six. Let’s take a look at the whole shebang, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 852 – Central Connecticut State vs Wagner.  This game actually had a Division I record set at it after CCSU’s Aaron Dawson ran for 308 yards in the first half, but fewer than 1,000 were in the seats to see history.  The small crowd was largely on account of heavy rain.  Here’s the action shot:

CCSU hosts Wagner in heavy rain

 

Worst overall FBS attendance: 8,687 – Charlotte vs Southern Miss.  The 49ers of Charlotte have one of the least interesting athletic programs to offer their students, many of whom see their college education as simply a “business transaction.” So it was no surprise that fewer than 10,000 showed up for UN-CC backing into a 20-17 win over Southern Miss.  The sparse crowd in action:

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 15,069 – Kansas vs TCU.  Despite the fact that KANSAS FOOTBALL IS BACK, they could’ve hosted TCU in Allen Fieldhouse and had a thousand seats to spare.  But the meek inherited the earth as the Jayhawks got their first conference win since beating Texas in 2016, and the small crowd made its way down to celebrate with the players:

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Brown (6.6% full, 1,324 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: UTEP (20.2% full, 10,787 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: Kansas (30.1% full, 15,069 in attendance)

 

 

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

Enjoy!

 

Week 9:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
10/27/2018FCSNortheastCentral Connecticut State49Wagner24852Arute Field550015.5%
10/27/2018FCSPioneerSan Diego59Jacksonville351047Torero Stadium600017.5%
10/27/2018FCSIvy LeagueBrown7Penn131324Brown Stadium200006.6%
10/27/2018FCSPioneerMorehead State21Marist481345Jayne Stadium1000013.5%
10/27/2018FCSNortheastRobert Morris7St. Francis (PA)201359Joe Walton Stadium300045.3%
10/27/2018FCSMEACDelaware State28North Carolina Central131466Alumni Stadium (DE)719320.4%
10/27/2018FCSNortheastSacred Heart49Bryant261678Campus Field1050016.0%
10/27/2018FCSColonial AthleticRhode Island21William & Mary101688Meade Stadium655525.8%
10/27/2018FCSPatriot LeagueHoly Cross56Lehigh01779Fitton Field235007.6%
10/27/2018FCSPatriot LeagueColgate38Georgetown01827Andy Kerr Stadium1022117.9%
10/27/2018FCSPioneerValparaiso25Drake421945Brown Field500038.9%
10/27/2018FCSPioneerButler28Dayton381992Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl750026.6%
10/27/2018FCSIvy LeagueColumbia17Yale102555Lawrence A. Wien Stadium1700015.0%
10/27/2018FCSBig SouthPresbyterian14Monmouth242638Bailey Memorial Stadium650040.6%
10/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleyWestern Illinois37Northern Iowa172832Hanson Field1636817.3%
10/27/2018FCSBig SkySacramento State14Portland State413267Hornet Stadium2119515.4%
10/27/2018FCSPatriot LeagueFordham13Lafayette213616Coffey Field700051.7%
10/27/2018FCSColonial AthleticVillanova0New Hampshire343919Villanova Stadium1250031.4%
10/27/2018FCSPioneerDavidson53Stetson563992Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)600066.5%
10/27/2018FCSOhio ValleyTennessee-Martin33Southeast Missouri State564014Hardy M. Graham Stadium750053.5%
10/27/2018FCSIvy LeaguePrinceton66Cornell04200Princeton Stadium2777315.1%
10/27/2018FCSOhio ValleyEastern Kentucky31Eastern Illinois234400Roy Kidd Stadium2000022.0%
10/27/2018FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth24Harvard175814Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100052.9%
10/27/2018FCSSWACGrambling45Arkansas-Pine Bluff385834Robinson Stadium1960029.8%
10/27/2018FCSBig SkyNorthern Arizona28Cal Poly386102J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome1123054.3%
10/27/2018FCSSouthlandStephen F. Austin17Lamar246321Homer Bryce Stadium1457543.4%
10/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State35Southern Illinois496374Plaster Stadium1750036.4%
10/27/2018FCSSouthernWofford42Mercer216374Gibbs Stadium1300049.0%
10/27/2018FCSBig SouthCampbell7Gardner-Webb356712Barker-Lane Stadium5000134.2%
10/27/2018FCSSouthlandNorthwestern State31Houston Baptist287098Turpin Stadium1597144.4%
10/27/2018FCSBig SkySouthern Utah39Northern Colorado427106Eccles Coliseum850083.6%
10/27/2018FCSSouthernEast Tennessee State45Western Carolina437121William B. Greene Jr. Stadium769492.6%
10/27/2018FCSOhio ValleyAustin Peay41Tennessee Tech107236Fortera Stadium1000072.4%
10/27/2018FCSMEACSavannah State32Norfolk State37812T.A. Wright Stadium850091.9%
10/27/2018FCSOhio ValleyMurray State15Jacksonville State428053Roy Stewart Stadium1680047.9%
10/27/2018FCSSouthlandNicholls State48Incarnate Word218061John L. Guidry Stadium1050076.8%
10/27/2018FCSSouthernChattanooga34Virginia Military278201Finley Stadium2066839.7%
10/27/2018FCSSouthernThe Citadel17Furman288574Johnson Hagood Stadium2100040.8%
10/27/2018FCSIndependentNorth Dakota30Weber State358650Alerus Center1228370.4%
10/27/2018FBSConference USACharlotte20Southern Miss178687McColl-Richardson Field1531456.7%
10/27/2018FCSIndependentHampton51VU of Lynchburg288750Armstrong Stadium1700051.5%
10/27/2018FCSBig SkyIdaho State24Montana State178851Holt Arena1200073.8%
10/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown State17Indiana State439090Stambaugh Stadium2063044.1%
10/27/2018FCSColonial AthleticMaine28Albany99248Morse Field At Harold Alfond Stadium1000092.5%
10/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota14North Dakota State599589DakotaDome1000095.9%
10/27/2018FCSMEACHoward21South Carolina State279995William H. Greene Stadium7086141.1%
10/27/2018FCSBig SkyEastern Washington38Idaho1410023Roos Field8600116.5%
10/27/2018FCSSouthlandSam Houston State28Southeastern Louisiana2510098Bowers Stadium1259380.2%
10/27/2018FCSSouthlandSam Houston State28Southeastern Louisiana2510098Bowers Stadium1259380.2%
10/27/2018FBSConference USAUTEP0UAB1910787Sun Bowl5341520.2%
10/27/2018FCSSouthlandMcNeese State23Central Arkansas2111208Cowboy Stadium (LA)1761063.6%
10/25/2018FBSMACWestern Michigan24Toledo5111389Waldo Stadium3636131.3%
10/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleyIllinois State28South Dakota State3812144Hancock Stadium1339190.7%
10/27/2018FCSMissouri ValleyIllinois State28South Dakota State3812144Hancock Stadium1339190.7%
10/25/2018FBSMACOhio52Ball State1413774Peden Stadium2461756.0%
10/27/2018FCSMEACFlorida A&M38Morgan State314037Bragg Memorial Stadium2550055.0%
10/27/2018FCSSWACPrairie View A&M13Alcorn State2714250Panther Stadium (TX)1500095.0%
10/27/2018FBSMountain WestNevada28San Diego State2414545Mackay Stadium3339143.6%
10/27/2018FCSColonial AthleticDelaware40Towson3614593Delaware Stadium2200066.3%
10/26/2018FBSConference USAFlorida Atlantic13Louisiana Tech2114948FAU Football Stadium3000049.8%
10/27/2018FBSSun BeltTexas State27New Mexico State2015045Bobcat Stadium (TX)3000050.2%
10/27/2018FBSBig 12Kansas27TCU2615069Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007130.1%
10/27/2018FBSConference USAWestern Kentucky17Florida International3815138L.T. Smith Stadium2200068.8%
10/27/2018FBSSun BeltGeorgia State34Coastal Carolina3715648Georgia State Stadium2433364.3%
10/27/2018FBSMountain WestUtah State61New Mexico1916119Romney Stadium3311948.7%
10/27/2018FBSThe AmericanSMU20Cincinnati2616121Gerald J. Ford Stadium3548145.4%
10/27/2018FBSThe AmericanTulsa17Tulane2416133Chapman Stadium3000053.8%
10/27/2018FBSMountain WestSan Jose State50UNLV3716165CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans3045653.1%
10/27/2018FBSMACAkron17Central Michigan1017582InfoCision Stadium3000058.6%
10/25/2018FBSSun BeltGeorgia Southern34Appalachian State1419252Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500077.0%
10/27/2018FBSConference USAOld Dominion17Middle Tennessee5119725S.B. Ballard Stadium2011898.0%
10/27/2018FCSSWACSouthern41Jackson State720575A.W. Mumford Stadium2850072.2%
10/27/2018FBSMACEastern Michigan22Army3722627Rynearson Stadium3020074.9%
10/27/2018FCSBig SkyMontana21UC-Davis4924141Washington Grizzly2521795.7%
10/27/2018FBSBig EastConnecticut17Massachusetts2224150Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field4000060.4%
10/27/2018FBSConference USANorth Texas41Rice1725379Apogee Stadium3085082.3%
10/23/2018FBSSun BeltSouth Alabama17Troy3825878Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064663.7%
10/27/2018FBSMountain WestAir Force38Boise State4827753Falcon Stadium5616249.4%
10/27/2018FBSBig TenMaryland63Illinois3330387Maryland Stadium5180258.7%
10/27/2018FBSThe AmericanHouston57South Florida3631631TDECU Stadium4000079.1%
10/26/2018FBSMountain WestColorado State21Wyoming3432125Canvas Stadium4100078.4%
10/26/2018FBSBig TenMinnesota38Indiana3133273TCF Bank Stadium5080565.5%
10/27/2018FBSMountain WestFresno State50Hawaii2033659Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288178.5%
10/27/2018FBSPac 12California12Washington1039138Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246762.7%
10/27/2018FBSPac 12Stanford38Washington State4139596Stanford Stadium5160776.7%
10/27/2018FBSACCSyracuse51North Carolina State4140769Carrier Dome5056480.6%
10/26/2018FBSPac 12UCLA10Utah4141848Rose Bowl9254245.2%
10/27/2018FBSPac 12Arizona44Oregon1542845Arizona Stadium5992071.5%
10/27/2018FBSACCVirginia31North Carolina2143128Scott Stadium6494766.4%
10/26/2018FBSACCBoston College27Miami1444514Alumni Stadium (MA)44500100.0%
10/27/2018FBSBig TenNorthwestern31Wisconsin1747330Ryan Field47130100.4%
10/27/2018FBSPac 12USC35Arizona State3847406Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum9360750.6%
10/27/2018FBSPac 12Colorado34Oregon State4148050Folsom Field5497287.4%
10/27/2018FBSACCLouisville35Wake Forest5649603Cardinal Stadium5532789.7%
10/27/2018FBSIndependentBYU6Northern Illinois751084LaVell Edwards Stadium6624777.1%
10/25/2018FBSBig 12West Virginia58Baylor1453117Milan Puskar Stadium6000088.5%
10/27/2018FBSSECMissouri14Kentucky1553397Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field7116875.0%
10/27/2018FBSSECArkansas31Vanderbilt4556251Razorback Stadium7200078.1%
10/27/2018FBSBig 12Oklahoma State38Texas3556790Boone Pickens Stadium6021894.3%
10/27/2018FBSSECMississippi State28Texas A&M1357085Davis Wade Stadium5810398.2%
10/27/2018FBSBig 12Iowa State40Texas Tech3157908Jack Trice Stadium56795102.0%
10/27/2018FBSThe AmericanNavy22Notre Dame4463626SDCCU Stadium7056190.2%
10/27/2018FBSThe AmericanNavy22Notre Dame4463626SDCCU Stadium7056190.2%
10/25/2018FBSACCVirginia Tech28Georgia Tech4965632Lane Stadium6623399.1%
10/27/2018FCSSWACAlabama A&M27Alabama State1065906Legion Field (AL)7159492.1%
10/27/2018FBSACCFlorida State10Clemson5968403Doak Campbell Stadium7956086.0%
10/27/2018FBSBig TenMichigan State23Purdue1372657Spartan Stadium (MI)7500596.9%
10/27/2018FBSSECSouth Carolina27Tennessee2480614Williams-Brice Stadium80250100.5%
10/27/2018FBSBig 12Oklahoma51Kansas State1486436Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)84000102.9%
  1. Sorry about the lack of update last week but due to a technical issue we opted to delay for a week

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