It was a record year in college football with fans congregating for 850 games of FBS play. In total, 37,913,238 fans (an average of 44,603 per game) filled stadiums across the land. As big as that number seems it wasn't a banner year, in fact attendance was down despite more games. Here's a closer look at the crowds in 2014:
Justin K. Aller
Three of the largest stadiums in college football reside in the Big Ten Conference. With stadium capacities of 109,901 (Michigan), 107,282 (Penn State) and 104,944 (Ohio State), the conference drew an average of 66,869 fans on Saturdays.
Four of the Top 5 schools trailing Ohio State in total attendance are in the SEC. They are: Alabama (1,268,3853); LSU (1,195,5404); Texas A&M (1,118,2025); and Tennessee (1,117,276).
With an average attendance of 15,007 fans per game, Georgia State is among the poorest draws in college football. Akron is the worse with 9,170 per game. The Panthers drew 90,037 total fans to the Georgia Dome in 2014. The Sun Belt as a conference drew 951,296 total fans, averaging about 18,000 fans per game.