NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 8: Rainy October Saturdays in the South




Week eight saw average attendance rise slightly 24,044 from 23,922 across all of Division I, even with rain dominating the southeast on Saturday. Even still, some teams struggled to draw more than 20,000 in FBS last week. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,158 – Delaware State vs Merrimack. Delaware State is the 6th worst team in FCS, so it’s no surprise that nobody wanted to show up to see them play first-year-in-FCS Merrimack, who took home the 30-21 victory, the Warriors first FCS opponent win since moving up this year. Some video where the sparse crowd can kinda sorta be seen:

Worst overall FBS attendance: 11,015 – Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina.  In driving rain, not many were willing to show up after last week the Eagles needed 2OT to beat South Alabama. Those who showed up got an even bigger treat: 3OT, and a 30-27 Eagle win over the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina. While not many showed up, the band was certainly there helping fill in the crowd:

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 23,900 – Vanderbilt vs Missouri. The second straight week that the ‘Dores have been at the bottom of attendance in the Power Five, and they’re bad even by Vanderbilt standards. But those who stayed loyal through the storm were rewarded with a 21-14 conference victory, Vanderbilt’s first this season, and over a ranked Missouri team nonetheless!

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Texas Southern (5.6% full, 5,136 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: UTSA (27.2% full, 17,657 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: Rutgers (50.4% full, 26,429 in attendance)

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 8.

Enjoy!

Week 8:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
10/12/2019FCSNortheastBryant27Long Island221268Bulldog Stadium (RI)440028.8%
10/12/2019FCSNortheastSt. Francis (PA)17Robert Morris201370DeGol Field345039.7%
10/12/2019FCSPioneerJacksonville22Morehead State301433D.B. Milne Field500028.7%
10/12/2019FCSPatriot LeagueGeorgetown27Fordham301993Cooper Field500039.9%
10/12/2019FCSPatriot LeagueColgate14Bucknell322386Andy Kerr Stadium1022123.3%
10/12/2019FCSPioneerValparaiso28Dayton412388Brown Field500047.8%
10/12/2019FCSBig SouthMonmouth45Presbyterian02433Kessler Field420057.9%
10/12/2019FCSPioneerButler7Drake422578Butler Bowl750034.4%
10/12/2019FCSIvy LeagueBrown31Holy Cross473026Brown Stadium2000015.1%
10/12/2019FCSOhio ValleyEastern Illinois20Jacksonville State283170O'Brien Stadium1000031.7%
10/12/2019FCSIvy LeagueColumbia14Central Connecticut State243172Lawrence A. Wien Stadium1700018.7%
10/12/2019FCSPioneerDavidson17San Diego373827Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)600063.8%
10/12/2019FCSSouthlandSam Houston State17Lamar204047Bowers Stadium1259332.1%
10/11/2019FCSIvy LeaguePrinceton28Lafayette34521Princeton Stadium2777316.3%
10/12/2019FCSBig SkyPortland State24Idaho04675Hillsboro Stadium760061.5%
10/12/2019FCSColonial AthleticTowson21Albany384809Johnny Unitas Stadium1119842.9%
10/12/2019FCSColonial AthleticMaine17Richmond245126Alfond Stadium841960.9%
10/10/2019FCSMEACNorth Carolina Central13Bethune-Cookman275261O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium1000052.6%
10/12/2019FCSSouthernVirginia Military48Samford415300Alumni Memorial Field1000053.0%
10/12/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee State17Murray State315324Hale Stadium1000053.2%
10/12/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee Tech14Tennessee-Martin555330Tucker Stadium1650032.3%
10/12/2019FCSMissouri ValleySouthern Illinois7Illinois State215525Saluki Stadium1500036.8%
10/12/2019FCSColonial AthleticElon42Delaware75572Rhodes Stadium1125049.5%
10/12/2019FCSColonial AthleticStony Brook14New Hampshire205599Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium1200046.7%
10/12/2019FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State10South Dakota455784Plaster Sports Complex1750033.1%
10/12/2019FCSIvy LeaguePenn38Sacred Heart246033Franklin Field5295811.4%
10/12/2019FCSSWACArkansas-Pine Bluff38Mississippi Valley State66225Golden Lion Stadium1600038.9%
10/12/2019FCSBig SouthGardner-Webb35Hampton276300Ernest W. Spangler Stadium900070.0%
10/12/2019FCSOhio ValleyAustin Peay28Southeast Missouri State246343Fortera Stadium1000063.4%
10/12/2019FCSSouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana21Incarnate Word276345Strawberry Stadium740885.7%
10/12/2019FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth42Yale106796Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100061.8%
10/12/2019FCSMissouri ValleyIndiana State20Western Illinois107243Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN)1276456.7%
10/12/2019FCSIvy LeagueHarvard35Cornell227513Harvard Stadium3032324.8%
10/12/2019FCSMEACHoward21Norfolk State497532William H. Greene Stadium1000075.3%
10/12/2019FCSSouthlandAbilene Christian45Houston Baptist207636Wildcat Stadium1200063.6%
10/12/2019FCSSouthernThe Citadel35Western Carolina178023Johnson Hagood Stadium2100038.2%
10/12/2019FCSSouthlandNicholls State45Northwestern State358103John L. Guidry Stadium1050077.2%
10/12/2019FCSBig SouthKennesaw State45Charleston Southern238258Fifth Third Bank Stadium831899.3%
10/12/2019FCSSWACTexas Southern20Missouri S&T238300Durley Stadium5500150.9%
10/12/2019FCSBig SkyIdaho State55North Dakota208731Holt Arena1200072.8%
10/12/2019FCSMEACMorgan State34Delaware State38762Hughes Stadium (MD)1000087.6%
10/12/2019FCSSWACGrambling23Alabama A&M109072Robinson Stadium1960046.3%
10/12/2019FCSBig SkyEastern Washington54Northern Colorado219091Roos Field8600105.7%
10/12/2019FCSBig SkyWeber State29Southern Utah1410622Stewart Stadium1731261.4%
10/12/2019FCSBig SkyUC-Davis48Cal Poly2411194Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)10743104.2%
10/12/2019FCSSouthlandCentral Arkansas40McNeese State3111237Estes Stadium10000112.4%
10/12/2019FBSConference USAFlorida Atlantic28Middle Tennessee1312107FAU Football Stadium3000040.4%
10/12/2019FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown State28South Dakota State3812381Stambaugh Stadium2063060.0%
10/12/2019FBSMountain WestNevada41San Jose State3815311Mackay Stadium3339145.9%
10/11/2019FBSMountain WestNew Mexico21Colorado State3515393Dreamstyle Stadium4407434.9%
10/12/2019FBSConference USAUTSA14UAB3315728Alamodome6500024.2%
10/12/2019FBSMACCentral Michigan42New Mexico State2815764Kelly/Shorts Stadium3030252.0%
10/12/2019FBSConference USAWestern Kentucky17Army816107L.T. Smith Stadium2200073.2%
10/12/2019FCSSWACSouthern34Prairie View A&M2816248A.W. Mumford Stadium2850057.0%
10/10/2019FBSSun BeltTexas State14Louisiana-Monroe2416783Bobcat Stadium (TX)3000055.9%
10/12/2019FBSConference USAFlorida International48Charlotte2316834FIU Stadium2350071.6%
10/12/2019FBSThe AmericanTulane49Connecticut717040Yulman Stadium3000056.8%
10/12/2019FBSSun BeltCoastal Carolina21Georgia State3117249Brooks Stadium2100082.1%
10/12/2019FCSSWACAlcorn State42Savannah State1717593Jack Spinks Stadium2250078.2%
10/12/2019FBSMACEastern Michigan23Ball State2917852Rynearson Stadium3020059.1%
10/12/2019FBSThe AmericanTulsa17Navy4517951Chapman Stadium3000059.8%
10/12/2019FBSMACOhio36Northern Illinois3918019Peden Stadium2461773.2%
10/12/2019FCSMissouri ValleyNorth Dakota State46Northern Iowa1418178Fargodome1900095.7%
10/12/2019FBSConference USAMarshall31Old Dominion1718351Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138244.3%
10/12/2019FBSMACBowling Green20Toledo719199Doyt Perry Stadium3352757.3%
10/12/2019FCSBig SkyMontana State21Sacramento State3419437Bobcat Stadium (MT)2076793.6%
10/12/2019FBSConference USALouisiana Tech69Massachusetts2119682Joe Aillet Stadium3060064.3%
10/12/2019FBSSECVanderbilt10UNLV3420048Vanderbilt Stadium4144848.4%
10/9/2019FBSSun BeltLouisiana7Appalachian State1721012Cajun Field4135750.8%
10/12/2019FBSMACWestern Michigan38Miami (OH)1621702Waldo Stadium3636159.7%
10/12/2019FBSACCDuke41Georgia Tech2321741Wallace Wade Stadium4000454.3%
10/12/2019FBSMountain WestAir Force43Fresno State2422544Falcon Stadium5616240.1%
10/12/2019FBSMACAkron3Kent State2622692InfoCision Stadium3000075.6%
10/12/2019FBSACCWake Forest59Louisville6224434BB&T Field3248375.2%
10/12/2019FCSColonial AthleticJames Madison38Villanova2425076Bridgeforth Stadium25000100.3%
10/12/2019FBSConference USASouthern Miss45North Texas2725225M. M. Roberts Stadium3600070.1%
10/12/2019FBSThe AmericanHouston23Cincinnati3825716TDECU Stadium4000064.3%
10/12/2019FBSMountain WestSan Diego State26Wyoming2228758SDCCU Stadium7056140.8%
10/12/2019FBSPac 12Oregon State7Utah5231730Reser Stadium4646968.3%
10/12/2019FBSThe AmericanTemple30Memphis2834253Lincoln Financial Field6902949.6%
10/12/2019FCSSWACJackson State16Alabama State3135013Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium6049257.9%
10/12/2019FBSBig EastSouth Florida27BYU2335375Raymond James Stadium7192149.2%
10/12/2019FBSMountain WestBoise State59Hawaii3736902Albertsons Stadium36387101.4%
10/12/2019FBSBig TenIndiana35Rutgers037055Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)5292970.0%
10/12/2019FBSBig TenIllinois25Michigan4237275Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)6067061.4%
10/12/2019FBSBig TenMinnesota34Nebraska743502TCF Bank Stadium5080585.6%
10/12/2019FBSBig 12Baylor33Texas Tech3047264McLane Stadium45140104.7%
10/12/2019FBSPac 12Arizona27Washington5147933Arizona Stadium5992080.0%
10/12/2019FBSPac 12Arizona State38Washington State3448536Sun Devil Stadium5623286.3%
10/11/2019FBSPac 12Oregon45Colorado350529Autzen Stadium5959784.8%
10/12/2019FBSACCVirginia Tech34Rhode Island1751716Lane Stadium6623378.1%
10/12/2019FBSBig 12West Virginia14Iowa State3851836Milan Puskar Stadium6000086.4%
10/12/2019FBSBig TenPurdue40Maryland1452296Ross-Ade Stadium5723691.4%
10/11/2019FBSACCMiami17Virginia954538Hard Rock Stadium6532683.5%
10/10/2019FBSACCNorth Carolina State16Syracuse1055860Carter-Finley Stadium5758397.0%
10/12/2019FBSSECKentucky24Arkansas2057060Kroger Field6100093.5%
10/12/2019FBSSECMissouri38Ole Miss2762621Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field7116888.0%
10/12/2019FBSBig TenIowa12Penn State1769034Kinnick Stadium7058597.8%
10/12/2019FBSIndependentNotre Dame30USC2777622Notre Dame Stadium8079596.1%
10/12/2019FBSBig TenWisconsin38Michigan State080470Camp Randall Stadium80321100.2%
10/12/2019FBSACCClemson45Florida State1480500Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150098.8%
10/12/2019FBSSECTennessee20Mississippi State1085462Neyland Stadium10245583.4%
10/12/2019FBSBig 12Texas27Oklahoma3492100Cotton Bowl92100100.0%
10/12/2019FBSSECGeorgia17South Carolina2092746Sanford Stadium92746100.0%
10/12/2019FBSSECLSU42Florida28102321Tiger Stadium (LA)102321100.0%
10/12/2019FBSSECTexas A&M28Alabama47106749Kyle Field102733103.9%



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