NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 5: The Worst Matchup of the Year

Week five saw average attendance rise from 25,909 from 24,173 across all of Division I, as it seems we’ve finally found the bottom of attendance now that conference play has started for many teams. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,300 – Stetson vs NC Wesleyan. Thirty fewer fans showed up this week at Stetson than last week as the Hatters defended their lowest-attendance title without a problem this week. Stetson hosted North Carolina Wesleyan College, a D-III school, and the fans couldn’t have cared much less, even if the Hatters got the 55-21 victory:

Worst overall FBS attendance: 7,284 Massachusetts vs Akron.  Another repeat offender as about 1,300 fewer fans showed up this week than last week’s FBS-leader for the Minutemen, with only 7,284 seeing the Minutemen beat the Zips in what may be the worst FBS matchup this season:

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 24,519 – Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois. The Commodores aren’t great this year, and the fans seem to be #FedUp. A shade below 60% full at Vanderbilt Stadium to see the Huskies of Northern Illinois. The ‘dores ended up taking home a 24-18 victory over the MAC powerhouse. The action shot shows how generous that 60% number is:

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Yale (9.3% full, 5,723 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: New Mexico State (26.9% full, 8,872 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: Vanderbilt (59.2% full, 24,519 in attendance)

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 5.

Enjoy!

Week 5:

Date
Division
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% Full
9/28/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Stetson
55
NC Wesleyan
21
1300
Spec Martin Stadium
6000
21.7%
9/28/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Jacksonville
42
Ave Maria
28
1643
D.B. Milne Field
5000
32.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
Northeast
Wagner
24
Long Island
14
2077
Wagner College Stadium
3500
59.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Northeast
Bryant
6
St. Francis (PA)
16
2894
Bulldog Stadium (RI)
4400
65.8%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southland
Incarnate Word
31
Abilene Christian
24
2989
Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
6000
49.8%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southland
Houston Baptist
68
Texas Southern
31
3215
Husky Stadium
5000
64.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southern
Virginia Military
36
Wofford
51
3300
Alumni Memorial Field
10000
33.0%
9/28/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Albany
39
William & Mary
31
3329
Bob Ford Field
8500
39.2%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southern
Samford
61
The Citadel
55
3524
Seibert Stadium
6700
52.6%
9/28/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Bucknell
23
Princeton
56
3795
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
13100
29.0%
9/28/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Marist
17
Drake
41
3918
Tenney Stadium
5000
78.4%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ivy League
Columbia
10
Georgetown
24
4311
Lawrence A. Wien Stadium
17000
25.4%
9/28/2019
FCS
Pioneer
Valparaiso
13
Charleston (WV)
19
4399
Brown Field
5000
88.0%
9/28/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Lehigh
10
Merrimack
3
4511
Goodman Stadium
16000
28.2%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Tennessee-Martin
40
Murray State
7
4612
Hardy M. Graham Stadium
7500
61.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Lafayette
24
Penn
28
4911
Fisher Stadium
13132
37.4%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southern
Furman
17
East Tennessee State
10
5031
Paladin Stadium
16000
31.4%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Northern Colorado
27
Idaho
24
5373
Nottingham Field
8533
63.0%
9/28/2019
FCS
Patriot League
Fordham
23
Richmond
16
5578
Coffey Field
7000
79.7%
9/28/2019
FCS
MEAC
Howard
29
Bethune-Cookman
37
5700
William H. Greene Stadium
7086
80.4%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ivy League
Yale
27
Cornell
16
5723
Yale Bowl
61446
9.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Rhode Island
27
Stony Brook
31
6104
Meade Stadium
6555
93.1%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ivy League
Dartmouth
38
Colgate
3
6122
Memorial Field (Dartmouth)
11000
55.7%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Idaho State
51
Portland State
24
6398
Holt Arena
12000
53.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Weber State
29
Northern Iowa
17
6582
Stewart Stadium
17312
38.0%
9/28/2019
FCS
SWAC
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7
Southern
31
6863
Golden Lion Stadium
16000
42.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big South
Kennesaw State
31
Reinhardt
7
6978
Fifth Third Bank Stadium
8318
83.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Austin Peay
52
Jacksonville State
33
7027
Fortera Stadium
10000
70.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Illinois
29
Tennessee Tech
40
7055
O'Brien Stadium
10000
70.6%
9/28/2019
FBS
Independent
Massachusetts
37
Akron
29
7284
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
17000
42.8%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southland
Northwestern State
27
Southeastern Louisiana
44
7584
Turpin Stadium
15971
47.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
SWAC
Alcorn State
45
Mississippi Valley State
19
7593
Jack Spinks Stadium
22500
33.7%
9/28/2019
FCS
MEAC
Morgan State
17
North Carolina Central
27
7609
Hughes Stadium (MD)
10000
76.1%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southern
Chattanooga
60
Western Carolina
36
7636
Finley Stadium
20668
36.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Southern Utah
21
Cal Poly
24
7741
Eccles Coliseum
8500
91.1%
9/28/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
New Hampshire
23
Duquesne
6
7920
Wildcat Stadium (NH)
11015
71.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
MEAC
Norfolk State
28
Florida A&M
30
8249
William Price Stadium
30000
27.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big South
North Alabama
41
Presbyterian
21
8573
Braly Municipal Stadium
14215
60.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Eastern Washington
35
North Dakota
20
8726
Roos Field
8600
101.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky
42
Tennessee State
16
8861
Roy Kidd Stadium
20000
44.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
Independent
New Mexico State
17
Fresno State
30
8872
Aggie Memorial Stadium
32993
26.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southland
McNeese State
17
Sam Houston State
28
9107
Cowboy Stadium (LA)
17610
51.7%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southland
Lamar
17
Stephen F. Austin
24
9218
Provost Umphrey Stadium
16000
57.6%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
UC-Davis
20
Montana
45
10011
Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)
10743
93.2%
9/28/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Villanova
33
Maine
17
10071
Villanova Stadium
12500
80.6%
9/27/2019
FCS
Ivy League
Harvard
42
Brown
7
10088
Harvard Stadium
30323
33.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
Southern
Mercer
27
Campbell
34
11272
Five Star Stadium
10200
110.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
SWAC
Alabama A&M
63
Central State
20
11590
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
40646
28.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
Colonial Athletic
Elon
10
James Madison
45
11926
Rhodes Stadium
11250
106.0%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Charlotte
27
Florida Atlantic
45
12334
McColl-Richardson Field
15314
80.5%
9/28/2019
FCS
Missouri Valley
Youngstown State
45
Robert Morris
10
12659
Stambaugh Stadium
20630
61.4%
9/28/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Nevada
3
Hawaii
54
15137
Mackay Stadium
33391
45.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Louisiana-Monroe
30
South Alabama
17
16222
Malone Stadium
30427
53.3%
9/26/2019
FCS
MEAC
North Carolina A&T
37
Delaware State
0
16567
BB&T Stadium
21500
77.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
Independent
Liberty
17
New Mexico
10
17101
Williams Stadium (VA)
25000
68.4%
9/28/2019
FBS
MAC
Miami (OH)
34
Buffalo
20
18419
Yager Stadium
30087
61.2%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Old Dominion
21
East Carolina
24
18643
S.B. Ballard Stadium
22480
82.9%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Rice
20
Louisiana Tech
23
19075
Rice Stadium
70000
27.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Texas State
24
Nicholls State
3
19159
Bobcat Stadium (TX)
30000
63.9%
9/28/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Georgia Southern
24
Louisiana
37
19220
Allen E. Paulson Stadium
25000
76.9%
9/28/2019
FCS
Big Sky
Montana State
49
Northern Arizona
31
19257
Bobcat Stadium (MT)
20767
92.7%
9/28/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Utah State
34
Colorado State
24
20017
Romney Stadium
33119
60.4%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Western Kentucky
20
UAB
13
20304
L.T. Smith Stadium
22000
92.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
MAC
Western Michigan
31
Central Michigan
15
20476
Waldo Stadium
36361
56.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Wyoming
53
UNLV
17
23029
War Memorial Stadium (WY)
34745
66.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Southern Miss
31
UTEP
13
23337
M. M. Roberts Stadium
36000
64.8%
9/28/2019
FBS
SEC
Vanderbilt
24
Northern Illinois
18
24519
Vanderbilt Stadium
41448
59.2%
9/27/2019
FBS
Mountain West
Air Force
41
San Jose State
24
24786
Falcon Stadium
56162
44.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
MAC
Toledo
28
BYU
21
24889
Glass Bowl
36852
67.5%
9/28/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Appalachian State
56
Coastal Carolina
37
25055
Kidd Brewer Stadium
30000
83.5%
9/28/2019
FBS
Sun Belt
Troy
43
Arkansas State
50
26437
Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)
30000
88.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big East
South Florida
21
SMU
48
28850
Raymond James Stadium
71921
40.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
North Texas
25
Houston
46
30123
Apogee Stadium
30850
97.6%
9/28/2019
FBS
The American
Temple
24
Georgia Tech
2
31094
Lincoln Financial Field
69029
45.0%
9/28/2019
FBS
Conference USA
Marshall
14
Cincinnati
52
32192
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
41382
77.8%
9/28/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Oregon State
28
Stanford
31
32326
Reser Stadium
46469
69.6%
9/26/2019
FBS
The American
Memphis
35
Navy
23
33909
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
65885
51.5%
9/28/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Arizona
20
UCLA
17
38283
Arizona Stadium
59920
63.9%
9/28/2019
FBS
ACC
Boston College
24
Wake Forest
27
39352
Alumni Stadium (MA)
44500
88.4%
9/28/2019
FBS
ACC
Syracuse
41
Holy Cross
3
40575
Carrier Dome
50564
80.2%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big 12
TCU
51
Kansas
14
41960
Amon G. Carter Stadium
50307
83.4%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big 12
Baylor
23
Iowa State
21
42359
McLane Stadium
45140
93.8%
9/28/2019
FBS
ACC
Pittsburgh
17
Delaware
14
44141
Heinz Field
66731
66.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
The American
Central Florida
56
Connecticut
21
44164
Spectrum Stadium
48453
91.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Utah
38
Washington State
13
46115
Rice-Eccles Stadium
46768
98.6%
9/27/2019
FBS
Pac 12
California
17
Arizona State
24
47532
Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
62467
76.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
ACC
North Carolina
20
Clemson
21
50500
Kenan Stadium
63000
80.2%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Purdue
31
Minnesota
38
50629
Ross-Ade Stadium
57236
88.5%
9/28/2019
FBS
SEC
Arkansas
27
Texas A&M
31
51441
AT&T Stadium
80000
64.3%
9/28/2019
FCS
SWAC
Prairie View A&M
42
Grambling
36
52315
Cotton Bowl
92100
56.8%
9/27/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Maryland
0
Penn State
59
53228
Maryland Stadium
51802
102.8%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big 12
Oklahoma State
26
Kansas State
13
55509
Boone Pickens Stadium
60218
92.2%
9/27/2019
FBS
ACC
Virginia Tech
10
Duke
45
59537
Lane Stadium
66233
89.9%
9/28/2019
FBS
ACC
Florida State
31
North Carolina State
13
60351
Doak Campbell Stadium
79560
75.9%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Iowa
48
Middle Tennessee
3
63706
Kinnick Stadium
70585
90.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
Pac 12
Washington
28
USC
14
66975
Husky Stadium
70083
95.6%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan State
40
Indiana
31
71048
Spartan Stadium (MI)
75005
94.7%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Wisconsin
24
Northwestern
15
76825
Camp Randall Stadium
80321
95.6%
9/28/2019
FBS
Independent
Notre Dame
35
Virginia
20
77622
Notre Dame Stadium
80795
96.1%
9/28/2019
FBS
SEC
Florida
38
Towson
0
79126
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
88548
89.4%
9/28/2019
FBS
SEC
South Carolina
24
Kentucky
7
80828
Williams-Brice Stadium
80250
100.7%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big 12
Oklahoma
55
Texas Tech
16
84416
Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
84000
100.5%
9/28/2019
FBS
SEC
Auburn
56
Mississippi State
23
87451
Jordan-Hare Stadium
87451
100.0%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Nebraska
7
Ohio State
48
89759
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
86047
104.3%
9/28/2019
FBS
SEC
Alabama
59
Ole Miss
31
99590
Bryant-Denny Stadium
101821
97.8%
9/28/2019
FBS
Big Ten
Michigan
52
Rutgers
0
110662
Michigan Stadium
107601
102.8%