Rutgers broke through the 50,000 mark against the Spartans. And that's a good thing. There were also four homecoming games on the Big Ten slate. Let's take a look at the bodies in the stands.
Four teams hit season highs in attendance, including Rutgers. The Big House continues to reflect the dynamic nature of its team and new coach. And the league attendance average inched higher as well. Over a half million people watched Big Ten football on Saturday, bringing the season total to 3,654,667. Here are Saturday's totals listed in % capacity order.
|Ohio State||107,869||104,944||102.79||W Maryland||Homecoming|
|Penn State||97,873||107,282||91.23||W Indiana||Homecoming|
Watching On the Banks
Rutgers reached a season high for attendance, putting it in the middle of the pack on filling the place. In actual people, the Knights only beat out Purdue. On the year, Rutgers is doing pretty much the best it can. It has filled HPSS to over 90% in two of the four games (not good), and its season average is actually pretty good considering the size of the building.
As mentioned, four teams held Homecoming over the weekend, with the teams going 4-0. Three of the four reached season highs in attendance; the lone one that didn't was Penn State.
|Ohio State||107,869||104,944||102.79||W Maryland|
|Penn State||97,873||107282||91.23||W Indiana|
It was football weather in State College. Sunny, mid-50's, and this was Penn State's homecoming. Why aren't they filling the place? I'm surprised....I'm snickering, but surprised just the same.
Schadenfreude.....New England edition
Boston College - the folks who said to our face that they weren't leaving the Big East for another conference - were home to conference foe Wake Forest. So, how's that ACC move working out for the Eaglets? You tell me.