NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 13: Rivalry Week and FCS Playoffs


Week thirteen kicks off the FCS playoffs – even if the crowds aren’t too interested yet – and perhaps is better known as being Rivalry Week.  With that, overall attendance was at 34,000 flat, which is a huge improvement over previous weeks, buoyed by most FCS teams not playing a game and coupled with the fact that most rivalry games tend to draw big crowds even if the teams are no good.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

 

Worst overall Division I attendance: 2,157 – Wofford vs Elon.  It’s the first round of the FCS playoffs, and not much excitement in the Carolinas as a cross-Carolina showdown took place with South Carolina based Wofford hosting North Carolina based Elon.  The stands right before kickoff1 tells the whole story:

Wofford hosts Elon in the First Round of the 2018 FCS Playoffs

 

Worst overall FBS attendance: 6,125 – Kent State vs Eastern Michigan.  The MAC is so good at this, you can’t help but wonder if the TV money is really offsetting the lost revenue. This one took place on Black Friday and ended up with the visiting Eagles clinching a bowl berth with a 28-20 win over the Flashes.  An action shot:

 

 

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 15,219 – Kansas vs Texas.  Don’t let the fact that Texas won this game distract you from the fact that Kansas beat Texas in a football game a few years ago.  Even still, not a lot of Jayhawks had much faith, even after the announcement of Les Miles as 2019’s head ball coach.  I guess fans opted to hold on to their money for a season ticket deposit next season.  Your kickoff shot:

 

 

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Wofford (16.6% full, 2,157 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Kent State (24.5% full, 6,125 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: Kansas (30.4% full, 15,219 in attendance)

 

 

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 13.

Enjoy!

 

Week 13:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
11/24/2018FCSSouthernWofford19Elon72157Gibbs Stadium1300016.6%
11/24/2018FCSColonial AthleticTowson10Duquesne312158Johnny Unitas Stadium1119819.3%
11/24/2018FCSMEACSouth Carolina State17North Carolina Central213996Oliver C. Dawson Stadium2200018.2%
11/24/2018FCSMissouri ValleyNorthern Iowa16Lamar134082UNI-Dome1632425.0%
11/24/2018FCSSWACPrairie View A&M60Texas Southern144125Panther Stadium (TX)1500027.5%
11/24/2018FCSOhio ValleySoutheast Missouri State28Stony Brook145679Houck Stadium1101551.6%
11/23/2018FBSMACKent State20Eastern Michigan286125Dix Stadium2500024.5%
11/24/2018FCSColonial AthleticJames Madison20Delaware67297Bridgeforth Stadium2500029.2%
11/24/2018FCSSouthlandNicholls State49San Diego308571John L. Guidry Stadium1050081.6%
11/24/2018FCSBig SkyMontana State35Incarnate Word1410017Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076748.2%
11/24/2018FBSSun BeltTexas State7Arkansas State3310115Bobcat Stadium (TX)3000033.7%
11/23/2018FBSMACBowling Green14Buffalo4410518Doyt Perry Stadium3352731.4%
11/23/2018FBSSun BeltSouth Alabama31Coastal Carolina2810670Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064626.3%
11/24/2018FCSOhio ValleyJacksonville State34East Tennessee State2711024Burgess-Snow Field2400045.9%
11/24/2018FBSConference USALouisiana Tech15Western Kentucky3011459Joe Aillet Stadium3060037.4%
11/22/2018FCSSWACAlabama State31Mississippi Valley State2411593ASU Football Stadium2650043.7%
11/24/2018FBSConference USAFlorida Atlantic24Charlotte2711638FAU Football Stadium3000038.8%
11/23/2018FBSMACOhio49Akron2812938Peden Stadium2461752.6%
11/24/2018FBSMountain WestNew Mexico3Wyoming3114269Dreamstyle Stadium4407432.4%
11/24/2018FBSConference USAMiddle Tennessee27UAB314411Floyd Stadium3078846.8%
11/24/2018FBSConference USAFlorida International25Marshall2814862FIU Stadium2350063.2%
11/24/2018FBSConference USAUTEP7Southern Miss3914962Sun Bowl5341528.0%
11/23/2018FBSBig 12Kansas17Texas2415219Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007130.4%
11/23/2018FBSMACToledo51Central Michigan1315521Glass Bowl3685242.1%
11/24/2018FBSIndependentLiberty28New Mexico State2116022Williams Stadium (VA)1920083.4%
11/24/2018FBSThe AmericanTulsa27SMU2417159Chapman Stadium3000057.2%
11/22/2018FBSMountain WestAir Force27Colorado State1917432Falcon Stadium5616231.0%
11/20/2018FBSMACMiami (OH)42Ball State2117639Yager Stadium3008758.6%
11/24/2018FBSConference USARice27Old Dominion1318083Rice Stadium7000025.8%
11/24/2018FBSSun BeltLouisiana-Monroe28Louisiana3118167Malone Stadium3042759.7%
11/24/2018FBSBig EastConnecticut7Temple5718203Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field4000045.5%
11/20/2018FBSMACWestern Michigan28Northern Illinois2118278Waldo Stadium3636150.3%
11/24/2018FBSConference USAUTSA21North Texas2419874Alamodome6500030.6%
11/24/2018FBSMountain WestUNLV34Nevada2919921Sam Boyd Stadium4109148.5%
11/24/2018FBSSun BeltGeorgia State14Georgia Southern3520011Georgia State Stadium2433382.2%
11/24/2018FBSThe AmericanTulane29Navy2820042Yulman Stadium3000066.8%
11/24/2018FBSSun BeltAppalachian State21Troy1020410Kidd Brewer Stadium2405084.9%
11/24/2018FBSACCDuke7Wake Forest5920782Wallace Wade Stadium4000451.9%
11/23/2018FBSThe AmericanCincinnati56East Carolina621230Nippert Stadium3510560.5%
11/24/2018FBSMountain WestFresno State31San Jose State1326162Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288161.0%
11/24/2018FBSBig 12Texas Tech24Baylor3527308AT&T Stadium8000034.1%
11/23/2018FBSThe AmericanMemphis52Houston3127790Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588542.2%
11/24/2018FBSMountain WestSan Diego State30Hawaii3128014SDCCU Stadium7056139.7%
11/23/2018FBSPac 12Washington State15Washington2832952Martin Stadium4030681.8%
11/24/2018FBSPac 12California33Colorado2134457Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246755.2%
11/24/2018FBSACCBoston College21Syracuse4234959Alumni Stadium (MA)4450078.6%
11/24/2018FBSSECVanderbilt38Tennessee1335887Vanderbilt Stadium4144886.6%
11/24/2018FBSMountain WestBoise State33Utah State2435960Albertsons Stadium3638798.8%
11/24/2018FBSBig TenNorthwestern24Illinois1637124Ryan Field4713078.8%
11/24/2018FBSPac 12UCLA42Stanford4938391Rose Bowl9254241.5%
11/23/2018FBSPac 12Oregon State15Oregon5539776Reser Stadium4646985.6%
11/24/2018FBSACCNorth Carolina28North Carolina State3441510Kenan Stadium6300065.9%
11/24/2018FBSBig 12TCU31Oklahoma State2442394Amon G. Carter Stadium5030784.3%
11/24/2018FBSPac 12Utah35BYU2746017Rice-Eccles Stadium4676898.4%
11/24/2018FBSBig TenIndiana21Purdue2848247Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)5292991.2%
11/24/2018FBSACCLouisville10Kentucky5649988Cardinal Stadium5532790.4%
11/24/2018FBSPac 12Arizona40Arizona State4151805Arizona Stadium5992086.5%
11/23/2018FBSSECMissouri38Arkansas052482Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field7116873.7%
11/24/2018FBSBig 12Iowa State42Kansas State3854430Jack Trice Stadium5679595.8%
11/22/2018FBSSECOle Miss3Mississippi State3556561Vaught-Hemingway Stadium6265790.3%
11/23/2018FBSBig EastSouth Florida10Central Florida3857626Raymond James Stadium7192180.1%
11/24/2018FBSACCMiami24Pittsburgh359606Hard Rock Stadium6532691.2%
11/24/2018FBSPac 12USC17Notre Dame2459821Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum9360763.9%
11/23/2018FBSBig 12West Virginia56Oklahoma5960713Milan Puskar Stadium60000101.2%
11/23/2018FBSACCVirginia Tech34Virginia3160776Lane Stadium6623391.8%
11/24/2018FBSBig TenMichigan State14Rutgers1064951Spartan Stadium (MI)7500586.6%
11/23/2018FBSBig TenIowa31Nebraska2865299Kinnick Stadium7058592.5%
11/24/2018FCSSWACSouthern38Grambling2867871Mercedes-Benz Superdome7320892.7%
11/24/2018FBSACCFlorida State14Florida4171953Doak Campbell Stadium7956090.4%
11/24/2018FBSBig TenWisconsin15Minnesota3774038Camp Randall Stadium8032192.2%
11/24/2018FBSACCClemson56South Carolina3581436Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150099.9%
11/24/2018FBSSECGeorgia45Georgia Tech2192746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
11/24/2018FBSBig TenPenn State38Maryland398442Beaver Stadium10657292.4%
11/24/2018FBSSECTexas A&M74LSU72101501Kyle Field10273398.8%
11/24/2018FBSSECAlabama52Auburn21101821Bryant-Denny Stadium101821100.0%
11/24/2018FBSBig TenOhio State62Michigan39106588Ohio Stadium104944101.6%
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