People that complain about USF attendance either have bad memories or don't know our history. We were 7-0, ranked 18th and hosting Vanderbilt on Halloween night and didn't have 30k in attendance. How about our attendance numbers in the Astrodome? In many of our best seasons in the SWC, our attendance was bolstered by UT and A&M fans bringing 20k of the 55k crowds and we would still average under 40k attendance for the season.
I guess we have to compare ourselves to programs 1/3rd our age to feel better on what little progress we have made in over 60 years.
I'm sure though guys, if we were playing a home game in Rice stadium, in the rain, on the last Saturday before Halloween, against an unranked team from out of state, we would have had at least 5k more in attendance. Kudos all around!