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:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
9/28/2019FCSPioneerStetson55NC Wesleyan211300Spec Martin Stadium600021.7%
9/28/2019FCSPioneerJacksonville42Ave Maria281643D.B. Milne Field500032.9%
9/28/2019FCSNortheastWagner24Long Island142077Wagner College Stadium350059.3%
9/28/2019FCSNortheastBryant6St. Francis (PA)162894Bulldog Stadium (RI)440065.8%
9/28/2019FCSSouthlandIncarnate Word31Abilene Christian242989Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium600049.8%
9/28/2019FCSSouthlandHouston Baptist68Texas Southern313215Husky Stadium500064.3%
9/28/2019FCSSouthernVirginia Military36Wofford513300Alumni Memorial Field1000033.0%
9/28/2019FCSColonial AthleticAlbany39William & Mary313329Bob Ford Field850039.2%
9/28/2019FCSSouthernSamford61The Citadel553524Seibert Stadium670052.6%
9/28/2019FCSPatriot LeagueBucknell23Princeton563795Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium1310029.0%
9/28/2019FCSPioneerMarist17Drake413918Tenney Stadium500078.4%
9/28/2019FCSIvy LeagueColumbia10Georgetown244311Lawrence A. Wien Stadium1700025.4%
9/28/2019FCSPioneerValparaiso13Charleston (WV)194399Brown Field500088.0%
9/28/2019FCSPatriot LeagueLehigh10Merrimack34511Goodman Stadium1600028.2%
9/28/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee-Martin40Murray State74612Hardy M. Graham Stadium750061.5%
9/28/2019FCSPatriot LeagueLafayette24Penn284911Fisher Stadium1313237.4%
9/28/2019FCSSouthernFurman17East Tennessee State105031Paladin Stadium1600031.4%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkyNorthern Colorado27Idaho245373Nottingham Field853363.0%
9/28/2019FCSPatriot LeagueFordham23Richmond165578Coffey Field700079.7%
9/28/2019FCSMEACHoward29Bethune-Cookman375700William H. Greene Stadium708680.4%
9/28/2019FCSIvy LeagueYale27Cornell165723Yale Bowl614469.3%
9/28/2019FCSColonial AthleticRhode Island27Stony Brook316104Meade Stadium655593.1%
9/28/2019FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth38Colgate36122Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100055.7%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkyIdaho State51Portland State246398Holt Arena1200053.3%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkyWeber State29Northern Iowa176582Stewart Stadium1731238.0%
9/28/2019FCSSWACArkansas-Pine Bluff7Southern316863Golden Lion Stadium1600042.9%
9/28/2019FCSBig SouthKennesaw State31Reinhardt76978Fifth Third Bank Stadium831883.9%
9/28/2019FCSOhio ValleyAustin Peay52Jacksonville State337027Fortera Stadium1000070.3%
9/28/2019FCSOhio ValleyEastern Illinois29Tennessee Tech407055O'Brien Stadium1000070.6%
9/28/2019FBSIndependentMassachusetts37Akron297284Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium1700042.8%
9/28/2019FCSSouthlandNorthwestern State27Southeastern Louisiana447584Turpin Stadium1597147.5%
9/28/2019FCSSWACAlcorn State45Mississippi Valley State197593Jack Spinks Stadium2250033.7%
9/28/2019FCSMEACMorgan State17North Carolina Central277609Hughes Stadium (MD)1000076.1%
9/28/2019FCSSouthernChattanooga60Western Carolina367636Finley Stadium2066836.9%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkySouthern Utah21Cal Poly247741Eccles Coliseum850091.1%
9/28/2019FCSColonial AthleticNew Hampshire23Duquesne67920Wildcat Stadium (NH)1101571.9%
9/28/2019FCSMEACNorfolk State28Florida A&M308249William Price Stadium3000027.5%
9/28/2019FCSBig SouthNorth Alabama41Presbyterian218573Braly Municipal Stadium1421560.3%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkyEastern Washington35North Dakota208726Roos Field8600101.5%
9/28/2019FCSOhio ValleyEastern Kentucky42Tennessee State168861Roy Kidd Stadium2000044.3%
9/28/2019FBSIndependentNew Mexico State17Fresno State308872Aggie Memorial Stadium3299326.9%
9/28/2019FCSSouthlandMcNeese State17Sam Houston State289107Cowboy Stadium (LA)1761051.7%
9/28/2019FCSSouthlandLamar17Stephen F. Austin249218Provost Umphrey Stadium1600057.6%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkyUC-Davis20Montana4510011Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)1074393.2%
9/28/2019FCSColonial AthleticVillanova33Maine1710071Villanova Stadium1250080.6%
9/27/2019FCSIvy LeagueHarvard42Brown710088Harvard Stadium3032333.3%
9/28/2019FCSSouthernMercer27Campbell3411272Five Star Stadium10200110.5%
9/28/2019FCSSWACAlabama A&M63Central State2011590Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064628.5%
9/28/2019FCSColonial AthleticElon10James Madison4511926Rhodes Stadium11250106.0%
9/28/2019FBSConference USACharlotte27Florida Atlantic4512334McColl-Richardson Field1531480.5%
9/28/2019FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown State45Robert Morris1012659Stambaugh Stadium2063061.4%
9/28/2019FBSMountain WestNevada3Hawaii5415137Mackay Stadium3339145.3%
9/28/2019FBSSun BeltLouisiana-Monroe30South Alabama1716222Malone Stadium3042753.3%
9/26/2019FCSMEACNorth Carolina A&T37Delaware State016567BB&T Stadium2150077.1%
9/28/2019FBSIndependentLiberty17New Mexico1017101Williams Stadium (VA)2500068.4%
9/28/2019FBSMACMiami (OH)34Buffalo2018419Yager Stadium3008761.2%
9/28/2019FBSConference USAOld Dominion21East Carolina2418643S.B. Ballard Stadium2248082.9%
9/28/2019FBSConference USARice20Louisiana Tech2319075Rice Stadium7000027.3%
9/28/2019FBSSun BeltTexas State24Nicholls State319159Bobcat Stadium (TX)3000063.9%
9/28/2019FBSSun BeltGeorgia Southern24Louisiana3719220Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500076.9%
9/28/2019FCSBig SkyMontana State49Northern Arizona3119257Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076792.7%
9/28/2019FBSMountain WestUtah State34Colorado State2420017Romney Stadium3311960.4%
9/28/2019FBSConference USAWestern Kentucky20UAB1320304L.T. Smith Stadium2200092.3%
9/28/2019FBSMACWestern Michigan31Central Michigan1520476Waldo Stadium3636156.3%
9/28/2019FBSMountain WestWyoming53UNLV1723029War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474566.3%
9/28/2019FBSConference USASouthern Miss31UTEP1323337M. M. Roberts Stadium3600064.8%
9/28/2019FBSSECVanderbilt24Northern Illinois1824519Vanderbilt Stadium4144859.2%
9/27/2019FBSMountain WestAir Force41San Jose State2424786Falcon Stadium5616244.1%
9/28/2019FBSMACToledo28BYU2124889Glass Bowl3685267.5%
9/28/2019FBSSun BeltAppalachian State56Coastal Carolina3725055Kidd Brewer Stadium3000083.5%
9/28/2019FBSSun BeltTroy43Arkansas State5026437Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL)3000088.1%
9/28/2019FBSBig EastSouth Florida21SMU4828850Raymond James Stadium7192140.1%
9/28/2019FBSConference USANorth Texas25Houston4630123Apogee Stadium3085097.6%
9/28/2019FBSThe AmericanTemple24Georgia Tech231094Lincoln Financial Field6902945.0%
9/28/2019FBSConference USAMarshall14Cincinnati5232192Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138277.8%
9/28/2019FBSPac 12Oregon State28Stanford3132326Reser Stadium4646969.6%
9/26/2019FBSThe AmericanMemphis35Navy2333909Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium6588551.5%
9/28/2019FBSPac 12Arizona20UCLA1738283Arizona Stadium5992063.9%
9/28/2019FBSACCBoston College24Wake Forest2739352Alumni Stadium (MA)4450088.4%
9/28/2019FBSACCSyracuse41Holy Cross340575Carrier Dome5056480.2%
9/28/2019FBSBig 12TCU51Kansas1441960Amon G. Carter Stadium5030783.4%
9/28/2019FBSBig 12Baylor23Iowa State2142359McLane Stadium4514093.8%
9/28/2019FBSACCPittsburgh17Delaware1444141Heinz Field6673166.1%
9/28/2019FBSThe AmericanCentral Florida56Connecticut2144164Spectrum Stadium4845391.1%
9/28/2019FBSPac 12Utah38Washington State1346115Rice-Eccles Stadium4676898.6%
9/27/2019FBSPac 12California17Arizona State2447532Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)6246776.1%
9/28/2019FBSACCNorth Carolina20Clemson2150500Kenan Stadium6300080.2%
9/28/2019FBSBig TenPurdue31Minnesota3850629Ross-Ade Stadium5723688.5%
9/28/2019FBSSECArkansas27Texas A&M3151441AT&T Stadium8000064.3%
9/28/2019FCSSWACPrairie View A&M42Grambling3652315Cotton Bowl9210056.8%
9/27/2019FBSBig TenMaryland0Penn State5953228Maryland Stadium51802102.8%
9/28/2019FBSBig 12Oklahoma State26Kansas State1355509Boone Pickens Stadium6021892.2%
9/27/2019FBSACCVirginia Tech10Duke4559537Lane Stadium6623389.9%
9/28/2019FBSACCFlorida State31North Carolina State1360351Doak Campbell Stadium7956075.9%
9/28/2019FBSBig TenIowa48Middle Tennessee363706Kinnick Stadium7058590.3%
9/28/2019FBSPac 12Washington28USC1466975Husky Stadium7008395.6%
9/28/2019FBSBig TenMichigan State40Indiana3171048Spartan Stadium (MI)7500594.7%
9/28/2019FBSBig TenWisconsin24Northwestern1576825Camp Randall Stadium8032195.6%
9/28/2019FBSIndependentNotre Dame35Virginia2077622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
9/28/2019FBSSECFlorida38Towson079126Ben Hill Griffin Stadium8854889.4%
9/28/2019FBSSECSouth Carolina24Kentucky780828Williams-Brice Stadium80250100.7%
9/28/2019FBSBig 12Oklahoma55Texas Tech1684416Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)84000100.5%
9/28/2019FBSSECAuburn56Mississippi State2387451Jordan-Hare Stadium87451100.0%
9/28/2019FBSBig TenNebraska7Ohio State4889759Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)86047104.3%
9/28/2019FBSSECAlabama59Ole Miss3199590Bryant-Denny Stadium10182197.8%
9/28/2019FBSBig TenMichigan52Rutgers0110662Michigan Stadium107601102.8%