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:

Date
Division
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% Full
10/27/2018
FCS
Northeast
Central Connecticut State
49
Wagner
24
852
Arute Field
5500
15.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Pioneer
San Diego
59
Jacksonville
35
1047
Torero Stadium
6000
17.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Brown
7
Penn
13
1324
Brown Stadium
20000
6.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Morehead State
21
Marist
48
1345
Jayne Stadium
10000
13.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Northeast
Robert Morris
7
St. Francis (PA)
20
1359
Joe Walton Stadium
3000
45.3%
10/27/2018
FCS
MEAC
Delaware State
28
North Carolina Central
13
1466
Alumni Stadium (DE)
7193
20.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
Northeast
Sacred Heart
49
Bryant
26
1678
Campus Field
10500
16.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Rhode Island
21
William & Mary
10
1688
Meade Stadium
6555
25.8%
10/27/2018
FCS
Patriot League
Holy Cross
56
Lehigh
0
1779
Fitton Field
23500
7.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Patriot League
Colgate
38
Georgetown
0
1827
Andy Kerr Stadium
10221
17.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Valparaiso
25
Drake
42
1945
Brown Field
5000
38.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Butler
28
Dayton
38
1992
Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl
7500
26.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Columbia
17
Yale
10
2555
Lawrence A. Wien Stadium
17000
15.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big South
Presbyterian
14
Monmouth
24
2638
Bailey Memorial Stadium
6500
40.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Western Illinois
37
Northern Iowa
17
2832
Hanson Field
16368
17.3%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Sacramento State
14
Portland State
41
3267
Hornet Stadium
21195
15.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
Patriot League
Fordham
13
Lafayette
21
3616
Coffey Field
7000
51.7%
10/27/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Villanova
0
New Hampshire
34
3919
Villanova Stadium
12500
31.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Davidson
53
Stetson
56
3992
Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)
6000
66.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee-Martin
33
Southeast Missouri State
56
4014
Hardy M. Graham Stadium
7500
53.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Princeton
66
Cornell
0
4200
Princeton Stadium
27773
15.1%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky
31
Eastern Illinois
23
4400
Roy Kidd Stadium
20000
22.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Dartmouth
24
Harvard
17
5814
Memorial Field (Dartmouth)
11000
52.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
SWAC
Grambling
45
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
38
5834
Robinson Stadium
19600
29.8%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Northern Arizona
28
Cal Poly
38
6102
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
11230
54.3%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southland
Stephen F. Austin
17
Lamar
24
6321
Homer Bryce Stadium
14575
43.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Missouri State
35
Southern Illinois
49
6374
Plaster Stadium
17500
36.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southern
Wofford
42
Mercer
21
6374
Gibbs Stadium
13000
49.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big South
Campbell
7
Gardner-Webb
35
6712
Barker-Lane Stadium
5000
134.2%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southland
Northwestern State
31
Houston Baptist
28
7098
Turpin Stadium
15971
44.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Southern Utah
39
Northern Colorado
42
7106
Eccles Coliseum
8500
83.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southern
East Tennessee State
45
Western Carolina
43
7121
William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
7694
92.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Austin Peay
41
Tennessee Tech
10
7236
Fortera Stadium
10000
72.4%
10/27/2018
FCS
MEAC
Savannah State
32
Norfolk State
3
7812
T.A. Wright Stadium
8500
91.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Murray State
15
Jacksonville State
42
8053
Roy Stewart Stadium
16800
47.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southland
Nicholls State
48
Incarnate Word
21
8061
John L. Guidry Stadium
10500
76.8%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southern
Chattanooga
34
Virginia Military
27
8201
Finley Stadium
20668
39.7%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southern
The Citadel
17
Furman
28
8574
Johnson Hagood Stadium
21000
40.8%
10/27/2018
FCS
Independent
North Dakota
30
Weber State
35
8650
Alerus Center
12283
70.4%
10/27/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Charlotte
20
Southern Miss
17
8687
McColl-Richardson Field
15314
56.7%
10/27/2018
FCS
Independent
Hampton
51
VU of Lynchburg
28
8750
Armstrong Stadium
17000
51.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Idaho State
24
Montana State
17
8851
Holt Arena
12000
73.8%
10/27/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Youngstown State
17
Indiana State
43
9090
Stambaugh Stadium
20630
44.1%
10/27/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Maine
28
Albany
9
9248
Morse Field At Harold Alfond Stadium
10000
92.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
South Dakota
14
North Dakota State
59
9589
DakotaDome
10000
95.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
MEAC
Howard
21
South Carolina State
27
9995
William H. Greene Stadium
7086
141.1%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Eastern Washington
38
Idaho
14
10023
Roos Field
8600
116.5%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southland
Sam Houston State
28
Southeastern Louisiana
25
10098
Bowers Stadium
12593
80.2%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southland
Sam Houston State
28
Southeastern Louisiana
25
10098
Bowers Stadium
12593
80.2%
10/27/2018
FBS
Conference USA
UTEP
0
UAB
19
10787
Sun Bowl
53415
20.2%
10/27/2018
FCS
Southland
McNeese State
23
Central Arkansas
21
11208
Cowboy Stadium (LA)
17610
63.6%
10/25/2018
FBS
MAC
Western Michigan
24
Toledo
51
11389
Waldo Stadium
36361
31.3%
10/27/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Illinois State
28
South Dakota State
38
12144
Hancock Stadium
13391
90.7%
10/27/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Illinois State
28
South Dakota State
38
12144
Hancock Stadium
13391
90.7%
10/25/2018
FBS
MAC
Ohio
52
Ball State
14
13774
Peden Stadium
24617
56.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
MEAC
Florida A&M
38
Morgan State
3
14037
Bragg Memorial Stadium
25500
55.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
SWAC
Prairie View A&M
13
Alcorn State
27
14250
Panther Stadium (TX)
15000
95.0%
10/27/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Nevada
28
San Diego State
24
14545
Mackay Stadium
33391
43.6%
10/27/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Delaware
40
Towson
36
14593
Delaware Stadium
22000
66.3%
10/26/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Florida Atlantic
13
Louisiana Tech
21
14948
FAU Football Stadium
30000
49.8%
10/27/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Texas State
27
New Mexico State
20
15045
Bobcat Stadium (TX)
30000
50.2%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big 12
Kansas
27
TCU
26
15069
Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
50071
30.1%
10/27/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Western Kentucky
17
Florida International
38
15138
L.T. Smith Stadium
22000
68.8%
10/27/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Georgia State
34
Coastal Carolina
37
15648
Georgia State Stadium
24333
64.3%
10/27/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Utah State
61
New Mexico
19
16119
Romney Stadium
33119
48.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
The American
SMU
20
Cincinnati
26
16121
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
35481
45.4%
10/27/2018
FBS
The American
Tulsa
17
Tulane
24
16133
Chapman Stadium
30000
53.8%
10/27/2018
FBS
Mountain West
San Jose State
50
UNLV
37
16165
CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans
30456
53.1%
10/27/2018
FBS
MAC
Akron
17
Central Michigan
10
17582
InfoCision Stadium
30000
58.6%
10/25/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Georgia Southern
34
Appalachian State
14
19252
Allen E. Paulson Stadium
25000
77.0%
10/27/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Old Dominion
17
Middle Tennessee
51
19725
S.B. Ballard Stadium
20118
98.0%
10/27/2018
FCS
SWAC
Southern
41
Jackson State
7
20575
A.W. Mumford Stadium
28500
72.2%
10/27/2018
FBS
MAC
Eastern Michigan
22
Army
37
22627
Rynearson Stadium
30200
74.9%
10/27/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Montana
21
UC-Davis
49
24141
Washington Grizzly
25217
95.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big East
Connecticut
17
Massachusetts
22
24150
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
40000
60.4%
10/27/2018
FBS
Conference USA
North Texas
41
Rice
17
25379
Apogee Stadium
30850
82.3%
10/23/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
South Alabama
17
Troy
38
25878
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
40646
63.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Air Force
38
Boise State
48
27753
Falcon Stadium
56162
49.4%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Maryland
63
Illinois
33
30387
Maryland Stadium
51802
58.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
The American
Houston
57
South Florida
36
31631
TDECU Stadium
40000
79.1%
10/26/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Colorado State
21
Wyoming
34
32125
Canvas Stadium
41000
78.4%
10/26/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Minnesota
38
Indiana
31
33273
TCF Bank Stadium
50805
65.5%
10/27/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Fresno State
50
Hawaii
20
33659
Bulldog Stadium (CA)
42881
78.5%
10/27/2018
FBS
Pac 12
California
12
Washington
10
39138
Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
62467
62.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Stanford
38
Washington State
41
39596
Stanford Stadium
51607
76.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
ACC
Syracuse
51
North Carolina State
41
40769
Carrier Dome
50564
80.6%
10/26/2018
FBS
Pac 12
UCLA
10
Utah
41
41848
Rose Bowl
92542
45.2%
10/27/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona
44
Oregon
15
42845
Arizona Stadium
59920
71.5%
10/27/2018
FBS
ACC
Virginia
31
North Carolina
21
43128
Scott Stadium
64947
66.4%
10/26/2018
FBS
ACC
Boston College
27
Miami
14
44514
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
100.0%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Northwestern
31
Wisconsin
17
47330
Ryan Field
47130
100.4%
10/27/2018
FBS
Pac 12
USC
35
Arizona State
38
47406
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
93607
50.6%
10/27/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Colorado
34
Oregon State
41
48050
Folsom Field
54972
87.4%
10/27/2018
FBS
ACC
Louisville
35
Wake Forest
56
49603
Cardinal Stadium
55327
89.7%
10/27/2018
FBS
Independent
BYU
6
Northern Illinois
7
51084
LaVell Edwards Stadium
66247
77.1%
10/25/2018
FBS
Big 12
West Virginia
58
Baylor
14
53117
Milan Puskar Stadium
60000
88.5%
10/27/2018
FBS
SEC
Missouri
14
Kentucky
15
53397
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
71168
75.0%
10/27/2018
FBS
SEC
Arkansas
31
Vanderbilt
45
56251
Razorback Stadium
72000
78.1%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big 12
Oklahoma State
38
Texas
35
56790
Boone Pickens Stadium
60218
94.3%
10/27/2018
FBS
SEC
Mississippi State
28
Texas A&M
13
57085
Davis Wade Stadium
58103
98.2%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big 12
Iowa State
40
Texas Tech
31
57908
Jack Trice Stadium
56795
102.0%
10/27/2018
FBS
The American
Navy
22
Notre Dame
44
63626
SDCCU Stadium
70561
90.2%
10/27/2018
FBS
The American
Navy
22
Notre Dame
44
63626
SDCCU Stadium
70561
90.2%
10/25/2018
FBS
ACC
Virginia Tech
28
Georgia Tech
49
65632
Lane Stadium
66233
99.1%
10/27/2018
FCS
SWAC
Alabama A&M
27
Alabama State
10
65906
Legion Field (AL)
71594
92.1%
10/27/2018
FBS
ACC
Florida State
10
Clemson
59
68403
Doak Campbell Stadium
79560
86.0%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan State
23
Purdue
13
72657
Spartan Stadium (MI)
75005
96.9%
10/27/2018
FBS
SEC
South Carolina
27
Tennessee
24
80614
Williams-Brice Stadium
80250
100.5%
10/27/2018
FBS
Big 12
Oklahoma
51
Kansas State
14
86436
Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
84000
102.9%
  1. Sorry about the lack of update last week but due to a technical issue we opted to delay for a week