According to Yurachek on JD’s periscope. That we fell just a little short of San Diego State which is reasonable since it’s only a 5 hour drive. $60 in gas per car load and not needing to book a hotel room is a lot easier to budget (on two week notice) than $300 flight and $120 hotel (2 nights) per person.
I think we could have had twice that many had it been about 4 weeks notice on a different year but this year I don’t think we get 2k on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve game.
Hopefully there is a big walk up crowd because Utah and BYU’s “holy war” had 38k last year. If UH and SDSU don’t get half that, it hurts future bowl invites.