Thursday, December 1, 2016

FAMU ranks third in FCS average home attendance

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- The NCAA Division I FCS Statistics through Nov. 27, list Florida A&M at #3 in average home attendance for the 2016 season.

FAMU drew 78,839 fans to Bragg Stadium for four dates, a total which was 11th nationally in total home attendance, but the per-game average of 19,710 was 3rd, surpassed only by Montana (25,377) and James Madison (21,646).

Among Historicially Black Colleges and Universities in FCS, FAMU was #1 in average home attendance at 19,710, followed by perennial leader Jackson (Miss.) State at 19,660, good for fourth nationally.

The Rattlers also led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in both total and average home attendance.

North Carolina A&T (72,360 in five games) was third among HBCUs with a per-game average of 14,472, while Alcorn (Miss.) State was fourth among the HBCUs with a 14,342 per-game average.

Those four schools – FAMU, Jackson State, North Carolina A&T and Alcorn State – were the only HBCUs listed in the NCAA FCS Attendance Top 20.

  • For classics, the Rattlers vs. Tuskegee drew 19,233 to the inaugural 5th Quarter Classic at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.  
  • The Florida Blue Florida Classic at Camping World Stadium, Orlando Florida had an attendance of 45,372, a decrease of 356 fans in year over comparison to 2015. 
  • The FAMU Rattlers ended the season with an overall record of 4-7 (MEAC 4-4), an improvement over the 1-10 record of Alex Wood first season.
  • In previous year 2015, Florida A&M drew 60,240 in 4 home dates, 15,060, ranking #11 in FCS and #2 in the MEAC.


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