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:

Date
Division
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% Full
11/24/2018
FCS
Southern
Wofford
19
Elon
7
2157
Gibbs Stadium
13000
16.6%
11/24/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Towson
10
Duquesne
31
2158
Johnny Unitas Stadium
11198
19.3%
11/24/2018
FCS
MEAC
South Carolina State
17
North Carolina Central
21
3996
Oliver C. Dawson Stadium
22000
18.2%
11/24/2018
FCS
Missouri Valley
Northern Iowa
16
Lamar
13
4082
UNI-Dome
16324
25.0%
11/24/2018
FCS
SWAC
Prairie View A&M
60
Texas Southern
14
4125
Panther Stadium (TX)
15000
27.5%
11/24/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Southeast Missouri State
28
Stony Brook
14
5679
Houck Stadium
11015
51.6%
11/23/2018
FBS
MAC
Kent State
20
Eastern Michigan
28
6125
Dix Stadium
25000
24.5%
11/24/2018
FCS
Colonial Athletic
James Madison
20
Delaware
6
7297
Bridgeforth Stadium
25000
29.2%
11/24/2018
FCS
Southland
Nicholls State
49
San Diego
30
8571
John L. Guidry Stadium
10500
81.6%
11/24/2018
FCS
Big Sky
Montana State
35
Incarnate Word
14
10017
Bobcat Stadium (MT)
20767
48.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Texas State
7
Arkansas State
33
10115
Bobcat Stadium (TX)
30000
33.7%
11/23/2018
FBS
MAC
Bowling Green
14
Buffalo
44
10518
Doyt Perry Stadium
33527
31.4%
11/23/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
South Alabama
31
Coastal Carolina
28
10670
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
40646
26.3%
11/24/2018
FCS
Ohio Valley
Jacksonville State
34
East Tennessee State
27
11024
Burgess-Snow Field
24000
45.9%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Louisiana Tech
15
Western Kentucky
30
11459
Joe Aillet Stadium
30600
37.4%
11/22/2018
FCS
SWAC
Alabama State
31
Mississippi Valley State
24
11593
ASU Football Stadium
26500
43.7%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Florida Atlantic
24
Charlotte
27
11638
FAU Football Stadium
30000
38.8%
11/23/2018
FBS
MAC
Ohio
49
Akron
28
12938
Peden Stadium
24617
52.6%
11/24/2018
FBS
Mountain West
New Mexico
3
Wyoming
31
14269
Dreamstyle Stadium
44074
32.4%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Middle Tennessee
27
UAB
3
14411
Floyd Stadium
30788
46.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Florida International
25
Marshall
28
14862
FIU Stadium
23500
63.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
UTEP
7
Southern Miss
39
14962
Sun Bowl
53415
28.0%
11/23/2018
FBS
Big 12
Kansas
17
Texas
24
15219
Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
50071
30.4%
11/23/2018
FBS
MAC
Toledo
51
Central Michigan
13
15521
Glass Bowl
36852
42.1%
11/24/2018
FBS
Independent
Liberty
28
New Mexico State
21
16022
Williams Stadium (VA)
19200
83.4%
11/24/2018
FBS
The American
Tulsa
27
SMU
24
17159
Chapman Stadium
30000
57.2%
11/22/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Air Force
27
Colorado State
19
17432
Falcon Stadium
56162
31.0%
11/20/2018
FBS
MAC
Miami (OH)
42
Ball State
21
17639
Yager Stadium
30087
58.6%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
Rice
27
Old Dominion
13
18083
Rice Stadium
70000
25.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana-Monroe
28
Louisiana
31
18167
Malone Stadium
30427
59.7%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big East
Connecticut
7
Temple
57
18203
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
40000
45.5%
11/20/2018
FBS
MAC
Western Michigan
28
Northern Illinois
21
18278
Waldo Stadium
36361
50.3%
11/24/2018
FBS
Conference USA
UTSA
21
North Texas
24
19874
Alamodome
65000
30.6%
11/24/2018
FBS
Mountain West
UNLV
34
Nevada
29
19921
Sam Boyd Stadium
41091
48.5%
11/24/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Georgia State
14
Georgia Southern
35
20011
Georgia State Stadium
24333
82.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
The American
Tulane
29
Navy
28
20042
Yulman Stadium
30000
66.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Sun Belt
Appalachian State
21
Troy
10
20410
Kidd Brewer Stadium
24050
84.9%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
Duke
7
Wake Forest
59
20782
Wallace Wade Stadium
40004
51.9%
11/23/2018
FBS
The American
Cincinnati
56
East Carolina
6
21230
Nippert Stadium
35105
60.5%
11/24/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Fresno State
31
San Jose State
13
26162
Bulldog Stadium (CA)
42881
61.0%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big 12
Texas Tech
24
Baylor
35
27308
AT&T Stadium
80000
34.1%
11/23/2018
FBS
The American
Memphis
52
Houston
31
27790
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
65885
42.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
Mountain West
San Diego State
30
Hawaii
31
28014
SDCCU Stadium
70561
39.7%
11/23/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Washington State
15
Washington
28
32952
Martin Stadium
40306
81.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Pac 12
California
33
Colorado
21
34457
Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
62467
55.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
Boston College
21
Syracuse
42
34959
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
78.6%
11/24/2018
FBS
SEC
Vanderbilt
38
Tennessee
13
35887
Vanderbilt Stadium
41448
86.6%
11/24/2018
FBS
Mountain West
Boise State
33
Utah State
24
35960
Albertsons Stadium
36387
98.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Northwestern
24
Illinois
16
37124
Ryan Field
47130
78.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Pac 12
UCLA
42
Stanford
49
38391
Rose Bowl
92542
41.5%
11/23/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Oregon State
15
Oregon
55
39776
Reser Stadium
46469
85.6%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
North Carolina
28
North Carolina State
34
41510
Kenan Stadium
63000
65.9%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big 12
TCU
31
Oklahoma State
24
42394
Amon G. Carter Stadium
50307
84.3%
11/24/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Utah
35
BYU
27
46017
Rice-Eccles Stadium
46768
98.4%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Indiana
21
Purdue
28
48247
Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)
52929
91.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
Louisville
10
Kentucky
56
49988
Cardinal Stadium
55327
90.4%
11/24/2018
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona
40
Arizona State
41
51805
Arizona Stadium
59920
86.5%
11/23/2018
FBS
SEC
Missouri
38
Arkansas
0
52482
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
71168
73.7%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big 12
Iowa State
42
Kansas State
38
54430
Jack Trice Stadium
56795
95.8%
11/22/2018
FBS
SEC
Ole Miss
3
Mississippi State
35
56561
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
62657
90.3%
11/23/2018
FBS
Big East
South Florida
10
Central Florida
38
57626
Raymond James Stadium
71921
80.1%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
Miami
24
Pittsburgh
3
59606
Hard Rock Stadium
65326
91.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
Pac 12
USC
17
Notre Dame
24
59821
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
93607
63.9%
11/23/2018
FBS
Big 12
West Virginia
56
Oklahoma
59
60713
Milan Puskar Stadium
60000
101.2%
11/23/2018
FBS
ACC
Virginia Tech
34
Virginia
31
60776
Lane Stadium
66233
91.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan State
14
Rutgers
10
64951
Spartan Stadium (MI)
75005
86.6%
11/23/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Iowa
31
Nebraska
28
65299
Kinnick Stadium
70585
92.5%
11/24/2018
FCS
SWAC
Southern
38
Grambling
28
67871
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
73208
92.7%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
Florida State
14
Florida
41
71953
Doak Campbell Stadium
79560
90.4%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Wisconsin
15
Minnesota
37
74038
Camp Randall Stadium
80321
92.2%
11/24/2018
FBS
ACC
Clemson
56
South Carolina
35
81436
Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)
81500
99.9%
11/24/2018
FBS
SEC
Georgia
45
Georgia Tech
21
92746
Sanford Stadium
92746
100.0%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Penn State
38
Maryland
3
98442
Beaver Stadium
106572
92.4%
11/24/2018
FBS
SEC
Texas A&M
74
LSU
72
101501
Kyle Field
102733
98.8%
11/24/2018
FBS
SEC
Alabama
52
Auburn
21
101821
Bryant-Denny Stadium
101821
100.0%
11/24/2018
FBS
Big Ten
Ohio State
62
Michigan
39
106588
Ohio Stadium
104944
101.6%
  1. Apologies to Empty Seats Pics on Twitter, this was the best I could do