NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 11: Big Ten, Little Crowd


Week eleven was marked by cold weather nationwide, but with it attendance found a way to rise 355 fans to an average of 24,350 last week.  Even still, it was a story of “haves” and “have nots” with an FCS game below a thousand fans, a FBS game with fewer than 6,000.  And best of all? Both involved teams fighting for a chance to win their conference.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

 

Worst overall Division I attendance: 912 – St. Francis (PA) vs Central Connecticut State. Fewer than 1,000 showed up to see a conference game with major implications in clinching a postseason berth as Central Connecticut went to 4-1 with a 30-14 win over fellow NEC member St. Francis (PA is the only St. Francis with football, but we’ll repeat the state for clarity).  Not much for game action shots, but a postgame celebration by the Blue Devils shows some empty stands, which is likely how they looked during the game too:

 

Worst overall FBS attendance: 5,887 Northern Illinois vs Toledo.  It was a cold Wednesday night with many more alternatives in the bustling metropolis of Dekalb, so there’s no surprise that fewer than 6,000 showed up for what would be the 3rd smallest FBS attendance (and 2nd smallest non-hurricane displaced game) of the season.  Added bonus? The first place Huskies took the win in convincing fashion, but that prevented a lot of people from staying until the end of the 38-15 game:

 

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 31,068 – Minnesota vs Purdue. As a Purdue fan, I don’t even want to talk about this one.  If not a lot of people saw it, we can pretend it didn’t happen, right?  RIGHT?  Minnesota stomped Purdue in freezing weather and it looked a little something like this”

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Drake (9.3% full, 1,348 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Northern Illinois (12.8% full, 5,887 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: USC (60.6% full, 56,721 in attendance)

 

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 11.

Enjoy!

 

Week 11:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
11/10/2018FCSNortheastSt. Francis (PA)14Central Connecticut State30912DeGol Field345026.4%
11/10/2018FCSMEACMorgan State9Delaware State01008Hughes Stadium (MD)1000010.1%
11/10/2018FCSPioneerValparaiso48Jacksonville301150Brown Field500023.0%
11/10/2018FCSNortheastDuquesne28Sacred Heart241304Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field220059.3%
11/10/2018FCSPioneerDrake13Marist101348Drake Stadium (IA)145579.3%
11/10/2018FCSSWACMississippi Valley State39Hampton541408Rice-Totten Stadium1000014.1%
11/10/2018FCSBig SouthCharleston Southern16Gardner-Webb01640Buccaneer Field400041.0%
11/10/2018FCSOhio ValleyMurray State40Southeast Missouri State382087Roy Stewart Stadium1680012.4%
11/10/2018FCSIvy LeagueBrown20Columbia422118Brown Stadium2000010.6%
11/10/2018FCSOhio ValleyEastern Illinois52Austin Peay212149O'Brien Stadium1000021.5%
11/10/2018FCSBig SouthPresbyterian6Campbell342234Bailey Memorial Stadium650034.4%
11/10/2018FCSPioneerDayton63Morehead State202325Welcome Stadium1100021.1%
11/10/2018FCSBig SouthMonmouth14Kennesaw State512332Kessler Stadium420055.5%
11/10/2018FCSPioneerButler28Stetson232345Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl750031.3%
11/10/2018FCSOhio ValleyTennessee-Martin38Tennessee Tech132736Hardy M. Graham Stadium750036.5%
11/10/2018FCSPatriot LeagueHoly Cross17Fordham132988Fitton Field2350012.7%
11/10/2018FCSPioneerSan Diego56Davidson523115Torero Stadium600051.9%
11/8/2018FCSMEACBethune-Cookman28North Carolina Central253145Municipal Stadium (FL)960132.8%
11/10/2018FCSIvy LeagueCornell24Dartmouth353604Schoellkopf Field2559714.1%
11/10/2018FCSSouthernVirginia Military13Furman493922Alumni Memorial Field1000039.2%
11/10/2018FCSSWACAlabama A&M16Grambling293960Louis Crews Stadium2100018.9%
11/10/2018FCSMissouri ValleyIndiana State28Illinois State234016Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)1276431.5%
11/10/2018FCSColonial AthleticVillanova17William & Mary244105Villanova Stadium1250032.8%
11/10/2018FCSOhio ValleyEastern Kentucky40Robert Morris394165Roy Kidd Stadium2000020.8%
11/10/2018FCSMissouri ValleySouthern Illinois38South Dakota State574433Saluki Stadium1500029.6%
11/10/2018FCSSouthlandCentral Arkansas27Incarnate Word404457Estes Stadium900049.5%
11/10/2018FCSMEACSavannah State12North Carolina A&T284788T.A. Wright Stadium850056.3%
11/10/2018FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State7North Dakota State485224Plaster Stadium1750029.9%
11/10/2018FCSBig SkyCal Poly37Idaho State145250Alex G. Spanos Stadium1107547.4%
11/10/2018FCSColonial AthleticNew Hampshire24Albany105571Wildcat Stadium (NH)1101550.6%
11/7/2018FBSMACNorthern Illinois38Toledo155887Huskie Stadium4599512.8%
11/10/2018FCSColonial AthleticElon10Towson415927Rhodes Stadium1125052.7%
11/10/2018FCSMEACNorfolk State29Howard176004William Price Stadium3000020.0%
11/10/2018FCSSouthlandNorthwestern State37McNeese State346111Turpin Stadium1597138.3%
11/10/2018FCSIndependentNorth Alabama31North Greenville286130Braly Municipal Stadium1421543.1%
11/10/2018FCSPatriot LeagueLehigh6Colgate486633Goodman Stadium1600041.5%
11/10/2018FCSColonial AthleticStony Brook17Delaware36667Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium1200055.6%
11/10/2018FCSOhio ValleyTennessee State14Jacksonville State416718Nissan Stadium677009.9%
11/10/2018FCSSouthlandSam Houston State10Abilene Christian176914Bowers Stadium1259354.9%
11/10/2018FCSSouthlandNicholls State47Stephen F. Austin147025John L. Guidry Stadium1050066.9%
11/10/2018FCSBig SkySouthern Utah18Weber State317415Eccles Coliseum850087.2%
11/10/2018FCSIndependentNorth Dakota17Portland State107494Alerus Center1228361.0%
11/10/2018FCSColonial AthleticRichmond9Maine287820Robins Stadium870089.9%
11/10/2018FCSSouthernChattanooga9Mercer138014Finley Stadium2066838.8%
11/10/2018FCSSouthlandLamar38Houston Baptist98028Provost Umphrey Stadium1600050.2%
11/10/2018FBSMACCentral Michigan13Bowling Green248041Kelly/Shorts Stadium3030226.5%
11/10/2018FBSSun BeltCoastal Carolina16Arkansas State448141Brooks Stadium (SC)1500054.3%
11/10/2018FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown State31Northern Iowa108407Stambaugh Stadium2063040.8%
11/10/2018FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota17Western Illinois128761DakotaDome1000087.6%
11/10/2018FCSBig SkyEastern Washington59UC-Davis208789Roos Field8600102.2%
11/10/2018FBSConference USAUTEP32Middle Tennessee489690Sun Bowl5341518.1%
11/10/2018FCSSouthernWestern Carolina23Wofford3810169E.J. Whitmire Stadium1374274.0%
11/10/2018FCSSouthernThe Citadel42Samford2711145Johnson Hagood Stadium2100053.1%
11/10/2018FBSSun BeltTexas State7Appalachian State3811482Bobcat Stadium (TX)3000038.3%
11/10/2018FBSMACEastern Michigan27Akron712403Rynearson Stadium3020041.1%
11/10/2018FCSMEACFlorida A&M21South Carolina State4412608Bragg Memorial Stadium2550049.4%
11/10/2018FCSIvy LeagueYale43Princeton5912882Yale Bowl6144621.0%
11/10/2018FCSIvy LeaguePenn7Harvard2913224Franklin Field5295825.0%
11/10/2018FBSMountain WestNevada49Colorado State1013755Mackay Stadium3339141.2%
11/10/2018FBSIndependentMassachusetts16BYU3514082Gillette Stadium6875620.5%
11/10/2018FBSSun BeltSouth Alabama10Louisiana-Monroe3814096Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064634.7%
11/10/2018FCSBig SkyMontana State35Northern Colorado714147Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076768.1%
11/10/2018FBSConference USAFlorida Atlantic34Western Kentucky1514400FAU Football Stadium3000048.0%
11/10/2018FCSSWACAlabama State2Jackson State2014428ASU Football Stadium2650054.4%
11/10/2018FCSBig SkyIdaho27Montana4614571Kibbie Dome1760082.8%
11/10/2018FBSSun BeltLouisiana36Georgia State2214945Cajun Field4135736.1%
11/6/2018FBSMACBuffalo48Kent State1415078UB Stadium2979550.6%
11/10/2018FBSConference USALouisiana Tech28Rice1315283Joe Aillet Stadium3060049.9%
11/7/2018FBSMACMiami (OH)30Ohio2815975Yager Stadium3008753.1%
11/10/2018FBSSun BeltGeorgia Southern21Troy3516289Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500065.2%
11/10/2018FBSConference USAUTSA7Florida International4516874Alamodome6500026.0%
11/10/2018FCSSWACSouthern56Arkansas-Pine Bluff2418060A.W. Mumford Stadium2850063.4%
11/10/2018FBSConference USAOld Dominion34North Texas3118062S.B. Ballard Stadium2011889.8%
11/10/2018FBSMountain WestUtah State62San Jose State2419017Romney Stadium3311957.4%
11/10/2018FBSBig EastConnecticut50SMU6219096Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field4000047.7%
11/10/2018FBSConference USAMarshall30Charlotte1319418Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138246.9%
11/10/2018FBSThe AmericanTulane24East Carolina1820860Yulman Stadium3000069.5%
11/10/2018FBSMountain WestAir Force42New Mexico2423723Falcon Stadium5616242.2%
11/10/2018FCSColonial AthleticJames Madison48Rhode Island3124199Bridgeforth Stadium2500096.8%
11/10/2018FBSMountain WestSan Diego State24UNLV2724986SDCCU Stadium7056135.4%
11/10/2018FBSConference USAUAB26Southern Miss2325618Legion Field (AL)7159435.8%
11/10/2018FBSThe AmericanMemphis47Tulsa2127905Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588542.4%
11/10/2018FBSThe AmericanCincinnati35South Florida2329310Nippert Stadium3510583.5%
11/10/2018FBSThe AmericanHouston49Temple5930862TDECU Stadium4000077.2%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenMinnesota41Purdue1031068TCF Bank Stadium5080561.2%
11/10/2018FBSIndependentArmy31Lafayette1331286Michie Stadium3800082.3%
11/9/2018FBSMountain WestBoise State24Fresno State1733118Albertsons Stadium3638791.0%
11/10/2018FBSPac 12Stanford48Oregon State1734671Stanford Stadium5160767.2%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenIndiana34Maryland3235264Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)5292966.6%
11/10/2018FBSACCDuke42North Carolina3535493Wallace Wade Stadium4000488.7%
11/10/2018FBSACCVirginia45Liberty2441485Scott Stadium6494763.9%
11/9/2018FBSACCSyracuse54Louisville2342797Carrier Dome5056484.6%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenRutgers7Michigan4243786HighPoint.com Stadium5245483.5%
11/10/2018FBSACCPittsburgh52Virginia Tech2244398Heinz Field6673166.5%
11/10/2018FBSACCBoston College7Clemson2744500Alumni Stadium (MA)44500100.0%
11/10/2018FBSThe AmericanCentral Florida35Navy2444738Spectrum Stadium4845392.3%
11/10/2018FBSPac 12Colorado7Washington State3145587Folsom Field5497282.9%
11/10/2018FBSPac 12Utah32Oregon2546275Rice-Eccles Stadium4676898.9%
11/10/2018FBSPac 12Arizona State31UCLA2846466Sun Devil Stadium5623282.6%
11/10/2018FBSACCGeorgia Tech27Miami2148217Bobby Dodd Stadium5668085.1%
11/10/2018FBSSECMissouri33Vanderbilt2848342Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field7116867.9%
11/10/2018FBSBig 12Kansas State21Kansas1750062Bill Snyder Family Stadium5300094.5%
11/10/2018FBSBig 12Iowa State28Baylor1453860Jack Trice Stadium5679594.8%
11/8/2018FBSACCNorth Carolina State23Wake Forest2756228Carter-Finley Stadium5758397.6%
11/10/2018FBSPac 12USC14California1556721Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum9360760.6%
11/10/2018FBSBig 12West Virginia47TCU1060007Milan Puskar Stadium60000100.0%
11/10/2018FBSBig 12Texas Tech34Texas4160454Jones AT&T Stadium60454100.0%
11/10/2018FBSSECArkansas17LSU2464135Razorback Stadium7200089.1%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenIowa10Northwestern1466493Kinnick Stadium7058594.2%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenMichigan State6Ohio State2674633Spartan Stadium (MI)7500599.5%
11/10/2018FBSIndependentNotre Dame42Florida State1377622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
11/10/2018FBSSECFlorida35South Carolina3182696Ben Hill Griffin Stadium8854893.4%
11/10/2018FBSBig 12Oklahoma48Oklahoma State4787635Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)84000104.3%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenNebraska54Illinois3588316Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)86047102.6%
11/10/2018FBSSECGeorgia27Auburn1092746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
11/10/2018FBSSECTennessee24Kentucky795258Neyland Stadium10245593.0%
11/10/2018FBSSECAlabama24Mississippi State0101821Bryant-Denny Stadium101821100.0%
11/10/2018FBSSECTexas A&M38Ole Miss24102618Kyle Field10273399.9%
11/10/2018FBSBig TenPenn State22Wisconsin10105396Beaver Stadium10657298.9%