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:

Date
Division
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% Full
11/10/2018
FCS
Northeast
St. Francis (PA)
14
Central Connecticut State
30
912
DeGol Field
3450
26.4%
11/10/2018
FCS
MEAC
Morgan State
9
Delaware State
0
1008
Hughes Stadium (MD)
10000
10.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Valparaiso
48
Jacksonville
30
1150
Brown Field
5000
23.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
Northeast
Duquesne
28
Sacred Heart
24
1304
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
2200
59.3%
11/10/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Drake
13
Marist
10
1348
Drake Stadium (IA)
14557
9.3%
11/10/2018
FCS
SWAC
Mississippi Valley State
39
Hampton
54
1408
Rice-Totten Stadium
10000
14.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big South
Charleston Southern
16
Gardner-Webb
0
1640
Buccaneer Field
4000
41.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Murray State
40
Southeast Missouri State
38
2087
Roy Stewart Stadium
16800
12.4%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Brown
20
Columbia
42
2118
Brown Stadium
20000
10.6%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Illinois
52
Austin Peay
21
2149
O'Brien Stadium
10000
21.5%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big South
Presbyterian
6
Campbell
34
2234
Bailey Memorial Stadium
6500
34.4%
11/10/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Dayton
63
Morehead State
20
2325
Welcome Stadium
11000
21.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big South
Monmouth
14
Kennesaw State
51
2332
Kessler Stadium
4200
55.5%
11/10/2018
FCS
Pioneer
Butler
28
Stetson
23
2345
Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl
7500
31.3%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee-Martin
38
Tennessee Tech
13
2736
Hardy M. Graham Stadium
7500
36.5%
11/10/2018
FCS
Patriot League
Holy Cross
17
Fordham
13
2988
Fitton Field
23500
12.7%
11/10/2018
FCS
Pioneer
San Diego
56
Davidson
52
3115
Torero Stadium
6000
51.9%
11/8/2018
FCS
MEAC
Bethune-Cookman
28
North Carolina Central
25
3145
Municipal Stadium (FL)
9601
32.8%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Cornell
24
Dartmouth
35
3604
Schoellkopf Field
25597
14.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southern
Virginia Military
13
Furman
49
3922
Alumni Memorial Field
10000
39.2%
11/10/2018
FCS
SWAC
Alabama A&M
16
Grambling
29
3960
Louis Crews Stadium
21000
18.9%
11/10/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Indiana State
28
Illinois State
23
4016
Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)
12764
31.5%
11/10/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Villanova
17
William & Mary
24
4105
Villanova Stadium
12500
32.8%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky
40
Robert Morris
39
4165
Roy Kidd Stadium
20000
20.8%
11/10/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Southern Illinois
38
South Dakota State
57
4433
Saluki Stadium
15000
29.6%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southland
Central Arkansas
27
Incarnate Word
40
4457
Estes Stadium
9000
49.5%
11/10/2018
FCS
MEAC
Savannah State
12
North Carolina A&T
28
4788
T.A. Wright Stadium
8500
56.3%
11/10/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Missouri State
7
North Dakota State
48
5224
Plaster Stadium
17500
29.9%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Cal Poly
37
Idaho State
14
5250
Alex G. Spanos Stadium
11075
47.4%
11/10/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
New Hampshire
24
Albany
10
5571
Wildcat Stadium (NH)
11015
50.6%
11/7/2018
FBS
MAC
Northern Illinois
38
Toledo
15
5887
Huskie Stadium
45995
12.8%
11/10/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Elon
10
Towson
41
5927
Rhodes Stadium
11250
52.7%
11/10/2018
FCS
MEAC
Norfolk State
29
Howard
17
6004
William Price Stadium
30000
20.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southland
Northwestern State
37
McNeese State
34
6111
Turpin Stadium
15971
38.3%
11/10/2018
FCS
Independent
North Alabama
31
North Greenville
28
6130
Braly Municipal Stadium
14215
43.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
Patriot League
Lehigh
6
Colgate
48
6633
Goodman Stadium
16000
41.5%
11/10/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Stony Brook
17
Delaware
3
6667
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
12000
55.6%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee State
14
Jacksonville State
41
6718
Nissan Stadium
67700
9.9%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southland
Sam Houston State
10
Abilene Christian
17
6914
Bowers Stadium
12593
54.9%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southland
Nicholls State
47
Stephen F. Austin
14
7025
John L. Guidry Stadium
10500
66.9%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Southern Utah
18
Weber State
31
7415
Eccles Coliseum
8500
87.2%
11/10/2018
FCS
Independent
North Dakota
17
Portland State
10
7494
Alerus Center
12283
61.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Richmond
9
Maine
28
7820
Robins Stadium
8700
89.9%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southern
Chattanooga
9
Mercer
13
8014
Finley Stadium
20668
38.8%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southland
Lamar
38
Houston Baptist
9
8028
Provost Umphrey Stadium
16000
50.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
MAC
Central Michigan
13
Bowling Green
24
8041
Kelly/Shorts Stadium
30302
26.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina
16
Arkansas State
44
8141
Brooks Stadium (SC)
15000
54.3%
11/10/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Youngstown State
31
Northern Iowa
10
8407
Stambaugh Stadium
20630
40.8%
11/10/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
South Dakota
17
Western Illinois
12
8761
DakotaDome
10000
87.6%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Eastern Washington
59
UC-Davis
20
8789
Roos Field
8600
102.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
UTEP
32
Middle Tennessee
48
9690
Sun Bowl
53415
18.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southern
Western Carolina
23
Wofford
38
10169
E.J. Whitmire Stadium
13742
74.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
Southern
The Citadel
42
Samford
27
11145
Johnson Hagood Stadium
21000
53.1%
11/10/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Texas State
7
Appalachian State
38
11482
Bobcat Stadium (TX)
30000
38.3%
11/10/2018
FBS
MAC
Eastern Michigan
27
Akron
7
12403
Rynearson Stadium
30200
41.1%
11/10/2018
FCS
MEAC
Florida A&M
21
South Carolina State
44
12608
Bragg Memorial Stadium
25500
49.4%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Yale
43
Princeton
59
12882
Yale Bowl
61446
21.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
Ivy League
Penn
7
Harvard
29
13224
Franklin Field
52958
25.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Nevada
49
Colorado State
10
13755
Mackay Stadium
33391
41.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Independent
Massachusetts
16
BYU
35
14082
Gillette Stadium
68756
20.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
South Alabama
10
Louisiana-Monroe
38
14096
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
40646
34.7%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Montana State
35
Northern Colorado
7
14147
Bobcat Stadium (MT)
20767
68.1%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Florida Atlantic
34
Western Kentucky
15
14400
FAU Football Stadium
30000
48.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
SWAC
Alabama State
2
Jackson State
20
14428
ASU Football Stadium
26500
54.4%
11/10/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Idaho
27
Montana
46
14571
Kibbie Dome
17600
82.8%
11/10/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana
36
Georgia State
22
14945
Cajun Field
41357
36.1%
11/6/2018
FBS
MAC
Buffalo
48
Kent State
14
15078
UB Stadium
29795
50.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Louisiana Tech
28
Rice
13
15283
Joe Aillet Stadium
30600
49.9%
11/7/2018
FBS
MAC
Miami (OH)
30
Ohio
28
15975
Yager Stadium
30087
53.1%
11/10/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Georgia Southern
21
Troy
35
16289
Allen E. Paulson Stadium
25000
65.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
UTSA
7
Florida International
45
16874
Alamodome
65000
26.0%
11/10/2018
FCS
SWAC
Southern
56
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
24
18060
A.W. Mumford Stadium
28500
63.4%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Old Dominion
34
North Texas
31
18062
S.B. Ballard Stadium
20118
89.8%
11/10/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Utah State
62
San Jose State
24
19017
Romney Stadium
33119
57.4%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big East
Connecticut
50
SMU
62
19096
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
40000
47.7%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Marshall
30
Charlotte
13
19418
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
41382
46.9%
11/10/2018
FBS
The American
Tulane
24
East Carolina
18
20860
Yulman Stadium
30000
69.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Air Force
42
New Mexico
24
23723
Falcon Stadium
56162
42.2%
11/10/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
James Madison
48
Rhode Island
31
24199
Bridgeforth Stadium
25000
96.8%
11/10/2018
FBS
Mountain West
San Diego State
24
UNLV
27
24986
SDCCU Stadium
70561
35.4%
11/10/2018
FBS
Conference USA
UAB
26
Southern Miss
23
25618
Legion Field (AL)
71594
35.8%
11/10/2018
FBS
The American
Memphis
47
Tulsa
21
27905
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
65885
42.4%
11/10/2018
FBS
The American
Cincinnati
35
South Florida
23
29310
Nippert Stadium
35105
83.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
The American
Houston
49
Temple
59
30862
TDECU Stadium
40000
77.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Minnesota
41
Purdue
10
31068
TCF Bank Stadium
50805
61.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Independent
Army
31
Lafayette
13
31286
Michie Stadium
38000
82.3%
11/9/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Boise State
24
Fresno State
17
33118
Albertsons Stadium
36387
91.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Stanford
48
Oregon State
17
34671
Stanford Stadium
51607
67.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Indiana
34
Maryland
32
35264
Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)
52929
66.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
ACC
Duke
42
North Carolina
35
35493
Wallace Wade Stadium
40004
88.7%
11/10/2018
FBS
ACC
Virginia
45
Liberty
24
41485
Scott Stadium
64947
63.9%
11/9/2018
FBS
ACC
Syracuse
54
Louisville
23
42797
Carrier Dome
50564
84.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Rutgers
7
Michigan
42
43786
HighPoint.com Stadium
52454
83.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
ACC
Pittsburgh
52
Virginia Tech
22
44398
Heinz Field
66731
66.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
ACC
Boston College
7
Clemson
27
44500
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
100.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
The American
Central Florida
35
Navy
24
44738
Spectrum Stadium
48453
92.3%
11/10/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Colorado
7
Washington State
31
45587
Folsom Field
54972
82.9%
11/10/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Utah
32
Oregon
25
46275
Rice-Eccles Stadium
46768
98.9%
11/10/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona State
31
UCLA
28
46466
Sun Devil Stadium
56232
82.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
ACC
Georgia Tech
27
Miami
21
48217
Bobby Dodd Stadium
56680
85.1%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Missouri
33
Vanderbilt
28
48342
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
71168
67.9%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big 12
Kansas State
21
Kansas
17
50062
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
53000
94.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big 12
Iowa State
28
Baylor
14
53860
Jack Trice Stadium
56795
94.8%
11/8/2018
FBS
ACC
North Carolina State
23
Wake Forest
27
56228
Carter-Finley Stadium
57583
97.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
Pac 12
USC
14
California
15
56721
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
93607
60.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big 12
West Virginia
47
TCU
10
60007
Milan Puskar Stadium
60000
100.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big 12
Texas Tech
34
Texas
41
60454
Jones AT&T Stadium
60454
100.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Arkansas
17
LSU
24
64135
Razorback Stadium
72000
89.1%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Iowa
10
Northwestern
14
66493
Kinnick Stadium
70585
94.2%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan State
6
Ohio State
26
74633
Spartan Stadium (MI)
75005
99.5%
11/10/2018
FBS
Independent
Notre Dame
42
Florida State
13
77622
Notre Dame Stadium
80795
96.1%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Florida
35
South Carolina
31
82696
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
88548
93.4%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big 12
Oklahoma
48
Oklahoma State
47
87635
Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
84000
104.3%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Nebraska
54
Illinois
35
88316
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
86047
102.6%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Georgia
27
Auburn
10
92746
Sanford Stadium
92746
100.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Tennessee
24
Kentucky
7
95258
Neyland Stadium
102455
93.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Alabama
24
Mississippi State
0
101821
Bryant-Denny Stadium
101821
100.0%
11/10/2018
FBS
SEC
Texas A&M
38
Ole Miss
24
102618
Kyle Field
102733
99.9%
11/10/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Penn State
22
Wisconsin
10
105396
Beaver Stadium
106572
98.9%