Only East Carolina drew more this past year than UH. Coogs also had a higher attendance than 10 P5 schools.
College football attendance in 2016: Crowds decline for sixth straight year
It was only a slight decrease overall this year as both LSU and Texas saw nearly double-digit gains
AAC: The AAC, which averaged 31,611 (nearly the same as 2015), is clearly No. 1 for Group of Five crowds. Tom Herman’s “H-Town Takeover” increased Houston crowds by 35 percent over two years. South Florida was up 41 percent in 2016 with a 10-2 record and a home game vs. Florida State. Temple fell 38 percent without facing Notre Dame. Other than BYU, East Carolina (44,113) had the largest crowds outside the Power Five.