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NDSU football team 7th in FCS attendance

by Mike McFeely

Just received this press release from North Dakota State's sports information office:

North Dakota State Seventh in NCAA FCS Attendance

 INDIANAPOLIS - North Dakota State had a record average home attendance for the third straight season and finished seventh among the Football Championship Subdivision according to the final numbers released by the NCAA for the 2013 season.

North Dakota State drew an average of 18,622 over nine dates, up from last year's school-record 18,516.  NDSU was second only to Montana in total attendance with 167,600 passing through the Fargodome doors. The Bison sold out the first four games of the season including a school-record crowd of 19,108 for the Oct. 12 homecoming win over Missouri State.  NDSU has enjoyed 17 sellout crowds over the past eight years. North Dakota State went 31-3 at home over the past four seasons and has won 14 straight at Gate City Bank Field entering the 2014 season, the second longest active FCS home winning streak behind Sam Houston State's 22. 2013 NCAA Division I FCS Average Home Attendance

School

Dates

Total

Average

1.

Appalachian St.

6

149,366

24,894

2.

Montana

7

170,660

24,380

3.

James Madison

7

147,076

21,011

4.

Southern U.

5

100,536

20,107

5.

Yale

5

99,045

19,809

6.

Montana St.

6

118,222

19,704

7.

North Dakota St.

9

167,600

18,622

8.

Delaware

7

126,754

18,108

9.

Jackson St.

4

69,143

17,286

10.

Jacksonville St.

7

110,695

15,814

11.

Charlotte

6

93,244

15,541

12.

Liberty

7

105,215

15,031

13.

Ga. Southern

6

88,968

14,828

14.

Alabama St.

6

86,321

14,387

15.

N.C. A&T

6

81,443

13,574

16.

Youngstown St.

7

94,539

13,506

17.

Citadel

6

78,932

13,155

18.

UNI

6

75,431

12,572

19.

McNeese St.

7

84,506

12,072

20.

Harvard

5

60,334

12,067

21.

Penn

5

59,680

11,936

22.

South Carolina St.

6

71,279

11,880

23.

Tennessee St.

5

57,309

11,462

24.

Florida A&M

5

55,848

11,170

25.

South Dakota St.

6

64,162

10,694

26.

Illinois St.

5

50,694

10,139

27.

Chattanooga

6

59,534

9,922

28.

William & Mary

6

58,346

9,724

29.

Alabama A&M

5

48,555

9,711

30.

Stephen F. Austin

5

48,418

9,684

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