NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 9: Sub-1000 FCS Game



Week nine saw average attendance drop by nearly 1,000 from 24,044 to 23,087 across all of Division I, largely on the back of poor weather throughout the midwest, I’m guessing. Five games were below 10,000 in the FBS, three in the MAC and two in Conference USA. Let’s take a look at how everyone else fared, shall we?

Worst overall Division I attendance: 878 – Valparaiso vs Stetson. A pouring Saturday with temperatures in the 40s to see a non-scholarship D1 team in a 19-10 slogfest that at least the home team won. So surely someone was happy about going to the game, but there couldn’t have been much reason to otherwise, as the poor Florida based Stetson Hatters jumped on the sidelines all game to keep warm:

Worst overall FBS attendance: 5,572 – Ball State vs Ohio.  More driving rain, a 4-3 Ball State team that won’t be challenging for a MAC title against a bad Ohio Bobcats team seems to be the combination that draws below 6,000 to an FBS game, but at least the band was out in full force:

Worst overall Power Five attendance: 23,058 – Rutgers vs Liberty. You’re telling me that not a lot of people wanted to see the new-to-FBS Liberty Flames come in and be a seven point favorite over Rutgers? Surely you jest, but it seems that the Scarlet Knights ran into that problem last week. A problem they overcame with a 44-34 victory that might inspire a few more folks to show up next week. An action shot:

Emptiest FCS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Florida A&M (4.1% full, 1,051 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS stadium as a percentage of capacity: Northern Illinois (19.6% full, 9,027 in attendance)

Emptiest FBS Power Five stadium as a percentage of capacity: UCLA (43% full, 39,811 in attendance)

And now, for your browsing pleasure, every game and the corresponding attendance for week 9.

Enjoy!

Week 9:

DateDivisionConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
10/26/2019FCSPioneerValparaiso19Stetson10878Brown Field500017.6%
10/26/2019FCSNortheastSt. Francis (PA)33Sacred Heart361045DeGol Field345030.3%
10/20/2019FCSMEACFlorida A&M34North Carolina A&T311051Bragg Memorial Stadium255004.1%
10/26/2019FCSNortheastRobert Morris24Bryant201496Joe Walton Stadium500029.9%
10/26/2019FCSSouthernSamford24East Tennessee State171521Seibert Stadium670022.7%
10/24/2019FCSSWACPrairie View A&M35Jackson State381614Panther Stadium1500010.8%
10/26/2019FCSNortheastMerrimack24Presbyterian211721Duane Stadium400043.0%
10/26/2019FCSBig SouthGardner-Webb47Campbell491890Ernest W. Spangler Stadium900021.0%
10/26/2019FCSPioneerDayton38San Diego501969Welcome Stadium1100017.9%
10/26/2019FCSPioneerDrake36Morehead State172134Drake Stadium (IA)1455714.7%
10/26/2019FCSSouthlandHouston Baptist13Southeastern Louisiana522158Husky Stadium500043.2%
10/26/2019FCSNortheastDuquesne28Wagner242452Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field2200111.5%
10/26/2019FCSOhio ValleySoutheast Missouri State17Tennessee-Martin102467Houck Stadium1101522.4%
10/26/2019FCSOhio ValleyTennessee Tech21Austin Peay582572Tucker Stadium1650015.6%
10/26/2019FCSSWACMississippi Valley State35Texas Southern142679Rice-Totten Stadium1000026.8%
10/26/2019FCSMEACMorgan State12Florida A&M242786Hughes Stadium (MD)1000027.9%
10/26/2019FCSNortheastCentral Connecticut State28Long Island03156Arute Field550057.4%
10/26/2019FCSBig SouthCharleston Southern13Monmouth353358Buccaneer Field400084.0%
10/26/2019FCSSouthlandIncarnate Word41Northwestern State443373Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium600056.2%
10/26/2019FCSPioneerButler24Jacksonville143484Butler Bowl750046.5%
10/26/2019FCSBig SkySouthern Utah59Idaho State343809Eccles Coliseum850044.8%
10/26/2019FCSOhio ValleyEastern Illinois6Eastern Kentucky334000O'Brien Stadium1000040.0%
10/26/2019FCSPioneerDavidson21Marist274144Richardson Stadium (Davidson, NC)600069.1%
10/25/2019FCSIvy LeagueDartmouth59Columbia244221Memorial Field (Dartmouth)1100038.4%
10/26/2019FCSIvy LeagueCornell37Brown354271Schoellkopf Field2559716.7%
10/26/2019FCSSouthernWofford35Chattanooga344445Gibbs Stadium1300034.2%
10/26/2019FCSBig SouthKennesaw State41North Alabama174546Fifth Third Bank Stadium831854.7%
10/26/2019FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota28Southern Illinois484734DakotaDome1000047.3%
10/26/2019FCSIvy LeagueYale46Penn414990Yale Bowl614468.1%
10/26/2019FCSSouthlandNicholls State31Abilene Christian375012John L. Guidry Stadium1050047.7%
10/26/2019FCSMEACNorth Carolina Central30Delaware State235026O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium1000050.3%
10/26/2019FCSColonial AthleticVillanova35Stony Brook365109Villanova Stadium1250040.9%
10/26/2019FCSPatriot LeagueLafayette21Bucknell175325Fisher Stadium1313240.5%
10/26/2019FBSMACBall State21Ohio345572Scheumann Stadium2386123.4%
10/26/2019FCSMissouri ValleyMissouri State6Northern Iowa296583Plaster Sports Complex1750037.6%
10/26/2019FCSPatriot LeagueLehigh27Georgetown247031Goodman Stadium1600043.9%
10/26/2019FCSBig SkyCal Poly14Sacramento State387032Alex G. Spanos Stadium1107563.5%
10/26/2019FCSBig SkyNorthern Arizona31Portland State297324J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome1123065.2%
10/26/2019FCSSWACArkansas-Pine Bluff33Grambling397513Golden Lion Stadium1600047.0%
10/26/2019FCSBig SkyUC-Davis20Weber State368105Aggie Stadium (UC Davis)1074375.4%
10/26/2019FCSColonial AthleticMaine34William & Mary258123Alfond Stadium841996.5%
10/26/2019FCSSouthernWestern Carolina7Furman288174E.J. Whitmire Stadium1374259.5%
10/26/2019FBSConference USACharlotte39North Texas388245McColl-Richardson Field1531453.8%
10/26/2019FCSSouthlandStephen F. Austin10McNeese State338335Homer Bryce Stadium1457557.2%
10/26/2019FBSMACKent State16Miami (OH)238455Dix Stadium2500033.8%
10/26/2019FCSMissouri ValleyIllinois State24Indiana State78510Hancock Stadium1339163.6%
10/26/2019FCSIndependentNorth Dakota16Montana State128594Alerus Center1228370.0%
10/26/2019FCSColonial AthleticRhode Island13Elon388911Meade Stadium6555135.9%
10/26/2019FBSMACNorthern Illinois49Akron09027Huskie Stadium4599519.6%
10/26/2019FCSIvy LeaguePrinceton30Harvard249078Princeton Stadium2777332.7%
10/26/2019FCSSouthlandCentral Arkansas29Sam Houston State259363Estes Stadium1000093.6%
10/26/2019FBSConference USAMiddle Tennessee50Florida International179512Floyd Stadium3078830.9%
10/26/2019FCSMissouri ValleyYoungstown State59Western Illinois1410437Stambaugh Stadium2063050.6%
10/26/2019FCSOhio ValleyJacksonville State14Murray State1210786JSU Stadium2400044.9%
10/26/2019FBSSun BeltGeorgia Southern41New Mexico State710907Allen E. Paulson Stadium2500043.6%
10/26/2019FCSPatriot LeagueHoly Cross31Colgate1010926Fitton Field2350046.5%
10/26/2019FCSSouthernThe Citadel35Mercer2411439Johnson Hagood Stadium2100054.5%
10/26/2019FCSMEACBethune-Cookman19South Carolina State2712204Municipal Stadium (FL)9601127.1%
10/26/2019FBSIndependentMassachusetts35Connecticut5612234Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium1700072.0%
10/26/2019FBSMountain WestNew Mexico31Hawaii4512617Dreamstyle Stadium4407428.6%
10/26/2019FBSSun BeltGeorgia State52Troy3314527Georgia State Stadium2433359.7%
10/26/2019FBSMACBuffalo43Central Michigan2014850UB Stadium2979549.8%
10/26/2019FCSBig SouthHampton56VU of Lynchburg615000Armstrong Stadium1700088.2%
10/26/2019FCSColonial AthleticDelaware25Richmond3515308Delaware Stadium2200069.6%
10/26/2019FCSSWACAlcorn State27Southern1315993Jack Spinks Stadium2250071.1%
10/26/2019FBSConference USAUTEP21Louisiana Tech4216084Sun Bowl5341530.1%
10/26/2019FBSMountain WestWyoming31Nevada316126War Memorial Stadium (WY)3474546.4%
10/26/2019FBSMACWestern Michigan49Bowling Green1016778Waldo Stadium3636146.1%
10/26/2019FBSThe AmericanTulsa41Memphis4217183Chapman Stadium3000057.3%
10/26/2019FBSConference USAOld Dominion3Florida Atlantic4117744S.B. Ballard Stadium2248078.9%
10/26/2019FBSSun BeltSouth Alabama3Appalachian State3017969Ladd-Peebles Stadium4064644.2%
10/26/2019FBSMACToledo37Eastern Michigan3418061Glass Bowl3685249.0%
10/26/2019FBSMountain WestAir Force31Utah State719248Falcon Stadium5616234.3%
10/26/2019FCSMissouri ValleySouth Dakota State16North Dakota State2319371Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium19340100.2%
10/26/2019FBSMountain WestUNLV17San Diego State2019652Sam Boyd Stadium4109147.8%
10/26/2019FBSConference USARice6Southern Miss2020367Rice Stadium7000029.1%
10/26/2019FBSSun BeltArkansas State38Texas State1421343Centennial Bank Stadium3096468.9%
10/26/2019FCSMEACNorth Carolina A&T64Howard621500BB&T Stadium21500100.0%
10/26/2019FBSConference USAMarshall26Western Kentucky2322099Joan C. Edwards Stadium4138253.4%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenRutgers44Liberty3423058HighPoint.com Stadium5245444.0%
10/26/2019FCSColonial AthleticJames Madison27Towson1023983Bridgeforth Stadium2500095.9%
10/26/2019FCSBig SkyMontana34Eastern Washington1724072Washington Grizzly2521795.5%
10/24/2019FBSThe AmericanHouston31SMU3424543TDECU Stadium4000061.4%
10/26/2019FBSThe AmericanTemple21Central Florida6329949Lincoln Financial Field6902943.4%
10/26/2019FBSBig 12Kansas37Texas Tech3431036Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)5007162.0%
10/26/2019FBSThe AmericanNavy41Tulane3831118Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium3400091.5%
10/26/2019FBSPac 12Stanford41Arizona3131711Stanford Stadium5160761.4%
10/26/2019FBSMountain WestFresno State31Colorado State4132890Bulldog Stadium (CA)4288176.7%
10/26/2019FBSThe AmericanEast Carolina20South Florida4533088Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium5041065.6%
10/26/2019FBSIndependentArmy29San Jose State3435346Michie Stadium3800093.0%
10/26/2019FBSPac 12UCLA42Arizona State3239811Rose Bowl9254243.0%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenNorthwestern0Iowa2042104Ryan Field4713089.3%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenMinnesota52Maryland1044715TCF Bank Stadium5080588.0%
10/26/2019FBSPac 12Utah35California046626Rice-Eccles Stadium4676899.7%
10/26/2019FBSBig 12TCU37Texas2747660Amon G. Carter Stadium5030794.7%
10/26/2019FBSACCPittsburgh12Miami1647918Heinz Field6673171.8%
10/26/2019FBSSECKentucky29Missouri748446Kroger Field6100079.4%
10/26/2019FBSACCLouisville28Virginia2148689Cardinal Stadium5532788.0%
10/25/2019FBSPac 12Colorado31USC3548913Folsom Field5497289.0%
10/26/2019FBSBig 12Kansas State48Oklahoma4150394Bill Snyder Family Stadium5300095.1%
10/26/2019FBSACCNorth Carolina20Duke1750500Kenan Stadium6300080.2%
10/26/2019FBSACCFlorida State35Syracuse1750517Doak Campbell Stadium7956063.5%
10/26/2019FCSSWACAlabama State41Alabama A&M4353217Legion Field (AL)7159474.3%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenPurdue6Illinois2458735Ross-Ade Stadium57236102.6%
10/26/2019FBSPac 12Oregon37Washington State3559361Autzen Stadium5959799.6%
10/26/2019FBSBig 12Iowa State27Oklahoma State3461500Jack Trice Stadium61500100.0%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenMichigan State7Penn State2870298Spartan Stadium (MI)7500593.7%
10/26/2019FBSACCClemson59Boston College781081Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC)8150099.5%
10/26/2019FBSSECTennessee41South Carolina2187397Neyland Stadium10245585.3%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenNebraska31Indiana3889317Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)86047103.8%
10/26/2019FBSSECAlabama48Arkansas7100233Bryant-Denny Stadium10182198.4%
10/26/2019FBSSECTexas A&M49Mississippi State30102025Kyle Field10273399.3%
10/26/2019FBSSECLSU23Auburn20102160Tiger Stadium (LA)10232199.8%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenOhio State38Wisconsin7102998Ohio Stadium10494498.1%
10/26/2019FBSBig TenMichigan45Notre Dame14111909Michigan Stadium107601104.0%

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