NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 3: Packed Houses



Week three saw average attendance drop from 31,002 to 28,896 across all of Division I, another step down from the first week of the season as one would expect, but on a percentage basis, there were very few empty stadiums. But let’s take a look, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,362 – Bryant vs Fordham. Bryant athletics aren’t doing so great, often appearing at the bottom of our weekly basketball attendance charts. The Bulldogs made their first appearance this athletic year, but in a twist it’s in football! A rainy, dreary day left the stands quite open:

Worst overall FBS attendance: 10,123 New Mexico State vs San Diego State.  The MAC’s perfect season is destroyed by independent New Mexico State, who drew the exact same this week as Ball State did last week. The Aggies Here’s the action shot:

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 31,345 – Wake Forest vs UNC. This one is almost unfair, because BB&T Field was 96.5% full, but it just so happens to be the smallest Power Five stadium around, so they’ll naturally tend to be at the bottom of the list. What’s even more interesting about this game is that it was a scheduled out of conference game, despite both teams being in the ACC. With the win, Wake is still 0-0 in ACC play, technically. Neat! A shot of the actually full stadium:

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Wofford (26.6% full, 3,463 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: South Alabama (30.4% full, 12,373 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: Cal (56.5% full, 35,268 in attendance)

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 3.

Enjoy!

Week 3:

Date
Division
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% Full
9/14/2019
FCS
Northeast
Bryant
14
Fordham
29
1362
Bulldog Stadium (RI)
4400
31.0%
9/14/2019
FCS
Northeast
St. Francis (PA)
42
Merrimack
14
1455
DeGol Field
3450
42.2%
9/14/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Marist
26
Stetson
23
1456
Tenney Stadium
5000
29.1%
9/14/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Georgetown
69
Catholic University
0
1969
Cooper Field
5000
39.4%
9/14/2019
FCS
MEAC
Delaware State
58
Lincoln (PA)
12
2078
Alumni Stadium (DE)
7193
28.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Valparaiso
13
Central Connecticut State
42
2110
Brown Field
5000
42.2%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big South
Presbyterian
20
Jacksonville
30
2208
Bailey Memorial Stadium
6500
34.0%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big South
Monmouth
38
Albany
35
2329
Kessler Field
4200
55.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Northeast
Robert Morris
31
Dayton
34
2533
Joe Walton Stadium
3000
84.4%
9/14/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Butler
14
Taylor
17
3267
Butler Bowl
7500
43.6%
9/14/2019
FCS
Southern
Wofford
14
Samford
21
3463
Gibbs Stadium
13000
26.6%
9/14/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Bucknell
10
Villanova
45
3649
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
13100
27.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Davidson
41
West Virginia Wesleyan
0
4311
Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)
6000
71.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big South
Gardner-Webb
21
North Carolina Central
12
4315
Ernest W. Spangler Stadium
9000
47.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
Indiana State
19
Eastern Kentucky
7
4416
Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)
12764
34.6%
9/14/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
Western Illinois
14
Montana State
23
4728
Hanson Field
16368
28.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
South Dakota
52
Houston Baptist
53
5077
DakotaDome
10000
50.8%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big South
Charleston Southern
21
North Carolina A&T
27
5112
Buccaneer Field
4000
127.8%
9/14/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Lafayette
40
Sacred Heart
56
5119
Fisher Stadium
13132
39.0%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Southern Utah
45
Stephen F. Austin
38
5568
Eccles Coliseum
8500
65.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Stony Brook
26
Wagner
10
5742
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
12000
47.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Northern Arizona
55
Western New Mexico
21
5823
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
11230
51.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Illinois
3
Illinois State
21
6119
O'Brien Stadium
10000
61.2%
9/14/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Maine
23
Towson
45
6256
Alfond Stadium
8419
74.3%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Sacramento State
50
Northern Colorado
0
6753
Hornet Stadium
21195
31.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
William & Mary
38
Colgate
10
6777
Zable Stadium
11686
58.0%
9/14/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Morehead State
73
Kentucky Christian
34
7133
Jayne Stadium
10000
71.3%
9/14/2019
FCS
Southern
Western Carolina
20
North Greenville
17
7216
E.J. Whitmire Stadium
13742
52.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Richmond
20
Elon
42
7703
Robins Stadium
8700
88.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Independent
North Dakota
27
Sam Houston State
23
8697
Alerus Center
12283
70.8%
9/14/2019
FCS
SWAC
Prairie View A&M
35
Nicholls State
42
8756
Panther Stadium
15000
58.4%
9/14/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
Southern Illinois
28
Tennessee-Martin
14
8983
Saluki Stadium
15000
59.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
Southern
East Tennessee State
24
Virginia Military
31
9150
William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
7694
118.9%
9/14/2019
FCS
SWAC
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
53
Langston
15
9613
Golden Lion Stadium
16000
60.1%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big Sky
UC-Davis
41
Lehigh
13
9908
Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)
10743
92.2%
9/14/2019
FCS
Southland
Central Arkansas
31
Abilene Christian
30
10123
Estes Stadium
9000
112.5%
9/14/2019
FBS
Independent
New Mexico State
10
San Diego State
31
10123
Aggie Memorial Stadium
32993
30.7%
9/14/2019
FCS
Southland
McNeese State
17
Alcorn State
14
10127
Cowboy Stadium (LA)
17610
57.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee Tech
31
UVA-Wise
14
10436
Tucker Stadium
16500
63.2%
9/14/2019
FCS
Southern
Mercer
34
Austin Peay
48
11478
Five Star Stadium
10200
112.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
South Dakota State
38
Drake
10
11565
Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
19340
59.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Florida International
30
New Hampshire
17
11756
FIU Stadium
23500
50.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
South Alabama
6
Memphis
42
12373
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
40646
30.4%
9/14/2019
FCS
Big South
North Alabama
24
Alabama A&M
31
12767
Braly Municipal Stadium
14215
89.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Charlotte
52
Massachusetts
17
12812
McColl-Richardson Field
15314
83.7%
9/14/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina
46
Norfolk State
7
13659
Brooks Stadium
15000
91.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Nevada
19
Weber State
13
14174
Mackay Stadium
33391
42.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
MAC
Ball State
31
Florida Atlantic
41
14333
Scheumann Stadium
23861
60.1%
9/14/2019
FCS
SWAC
Southern
61
Edward Waters
0
14377
A.W. Mumford Stadium
28500
50.4%
9/14/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Delaware
22
North Dakota State
47
14489
Delaware Stadium
22000
65.9%
9/14/2019
FBS
Independent
Liberty
35
Buffalo
17
14584
Williams Stadium (VA)
25000
58.3%
9/14/2019
FCS
SWAC
Alabama State
7
Kennesaw State
42
15887
ASU Football Stadium
26500
60.0%
9/14/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
Youngstown State
34
Duquesne
14
15991
Stambaugh Stadium
20630
77.5%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
SMU
47
Texas State
17
17469
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
35481
49.2%
9/14/2019
FCS
MEAC
Florida A&M
57
Fort Valley State
20
17911
Bragg Memorial Stadium
25500
70.2%
9/14/2019
FBS
MAC
Bowling Green
7
Louisiana Tech
35
18021
Doyt Perry Stadium
33527
53.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana
77
Texas Southern
6
18183
Cajun Field
41357
44.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
MAC
Central Michigan
45
Akron
24
18641
Kelly/Shorts Stadium
30302
61.5%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
Tulane
58
Missouri State
6
18746
Yulman Stadium
30000
62.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
MEAC
Howard
20
Hampton
41
19425
Soldier Field
61500
31.6%
9/14/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
James Madison
63
Morgan State
12
19777
Bridgeforth Stadium
25000
79.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Middle Tennessee
18
Duke
41
19852
Floyd Stadium
30788
64.5%
9/14/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Jacksonville State
49
Eastern Washington
45
20901
JSU Stadium
24000
87.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
MAC
Western Michigan
57
Georgia State
10
22328
Waldo Stadium
36361
61.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Western Kentucky
21
Louisville
38
22665
Nissan Stadium
67700
33.5%
9/14/2019
FBS
MAC
Toledo
45
Murray State
0
25361
Glass Bowl
36852
68.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Troy
42
Southern Miss
47
27108
Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)
30000
90.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Marshall
33
Ohio
31
27323
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
41382
66.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
Tulsa
21
Oklahoma State
40
28612
Chapman Stadium
30000
95.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Wyoming
21
Idaho
16
28814
War Memorial Stadium (WY)
34745
82.9%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
Temple
20
Maryland
17
30610
Lincoln Financial Field
69029
44.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
Navy
42
East Carolina
10
30707
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
34000
90.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
UTSA
13
Army
31
30718
Alamodome
65000
47.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Boise State
45
Portland State
10
31068
Albertsons Stadium
36387
85.4%
9/13/2019
FBS
ACC
Wake Forest
24
North Carolina
18
31345
BB&T Field
32483
96.5%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big East
South Florida
55
South Carolina State
16
31368
Raymond James Stadium
71921
43.6%
9/13/2019
FBS
ACC
Boston College
24
Kansas
48
32848
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
73.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Oregon State
45
Cal Poly
7
33585
Reser Stadium
46469
72.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Illinois
31
Eastern Michigan
34
34759
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
60670
57.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
California
23
North Texas
17
35268
Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
62467
56.5%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
Cincinnati
35
Miami (OH)
13
35526
Nippert Stadium
40000
88.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona
28
Texas Tech
14
37307
Arizona Stadium
59920
62.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Northwestern
30
UNLV
14
37714
Ryan Field
47130
80.0%
9/13/2019
FBS
The American
Houston
24
Washington State
31
40523
NRG Stadium
71795
56.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Minnesota
35
Georgia Southern
32
41021
TCF Bank Stadium
50805
80.7%
9/14/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Rice
13
Texas
48
42417
NRG Stadium
71795
59.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
ACC
Georgia Tech
24
The Citadel
27
42871
Bobby Dodd Stadium
56680
75.6%
9/14/2019
FBS
The American
Central Florida
45
Stanford
27
45008
Spectrum Stadium
48453
92.9%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Ole Miss
40
Southeastern Louisiana
29
45238
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
62657
72.2%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Utah
31
Idaho State
0
45989
Rice-Eccles Stadium
46768
98.3%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Indiana
10
Ohio State
51
47945
Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)
52929
90.6%
9/14/2019
FCS
SWAC
Jackson State
49
Tennessee State
44
48347
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
65885
73.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Oregon
35
Montana
3
49098
Autzen Stadium
59597
82.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Colorado
23
Air Force
30
49282
Folsom Field
54972
89.6%
9/14/2019
FBS
ACC
Syracuse
6
Clemson
41
50248
Carrier Dome
50564
99.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
ACC
Miami
63
Bethune-Cookman
0
52036
Hard Rock Stadium
65326
79.7%
9/14/2019
FBS
ACC
Virginia Tech
24
Furman
17
52314
Lane Stadium
66233
79.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
UCLA
14
Oklahoma
48
52578
Rose Bowl
92542
56.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Mississippi State
24
Kansas State
31
54522
Davis Wade Stadium
58103
93.8%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Arkansas
55
Colorado State
34
55583
Razorback Stadium
72000
77.2%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Missouri
50
Southeast Missouri State
0
56620
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
71168
79.6%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big 12
West Virginia
44
North Carolina State
27
57052
Milan Puskar Stadium
60000
95.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
ACC
Virginia
31
Florida State
24
57826
Scott Stadium
64947
89.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Purdue
13
TCU
34
60037
Ross-Ade Stadium
57236
104.9%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big 12
Iowa State
17
Iowa
18
61500
Jack Trice Stadium
61500
100.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
Independent
BYU
30
USC
27
62546
LaVell Edwards Stadium
66247
94.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Kentucky
21
Florida
29
63076
Kroger Field
61000
103.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Washington
52
Hawaii
20
67589
Husky Stadium
70083
96.4%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan State
7
Arizona State
10
73531
Spartan Stadium (MI)
75005
98.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
Independent
Notre Dame
66
New Mexico
14
77622
Notre Dame Stadium
80795
96.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
South Carolina
23
Alabama
47
81954
Williams-Brice Stadium
80250
102.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Auburn
55
Kent State
16
84542
Jordan-Hare Stadium
87451
96.7%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Tennessee
45
Chattanooga
0
86208
Neyland Stadium
102455
84.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Nebraska
44
Northern Illinois
8
89593
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
86047
104.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Georgia
55
Arkansas State
0
92746
Sanford Stadium
92746
100.0%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
Texas A&M
62
Lamar
3
97195
Kyle Field
102733
94.6%
9/14/2019
FBS
SEC
LSU
65
Northwestern State
14
100334
Tiger Stadium (LA)
102321
98.1%
9/14/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Penn State
17
Pittsburgh
10
108661
Beaver Stadium
106572
102.0%