Playing at Bristol Motor Speedway was fun, but nothing matches a home rivalry game.
Tennessee fans showed out on Saturday afternoon for the biggest win of the Butch Jones era, a come-from-behind, 38-28 win over the Florida Gators. The crowd caused several UF miscues, while the checkered stadium looked awesome.
Home SEC teams went 6-0 this weekend, and four nonconference wins were added to the league’s tally.
Here are a couple other attendance notes:
- Five of the nine SEC games this past weekend were sold out, including three of the four intra-conference games played at a home stadium.
- Tennessee led the conference in attendance for the third time this season.
- Auburn sold out Saturday’s matchup against LSU after two consecutive games below capacity.
- Vanderbilt-Western Kentucky and Mississippi State-UMass were the most poorly attended SEC games of the season. But give credit to the Hilltoppers for selling out their building, and then some.
- Every SEC game of the year so far had 70 percent capacity or better — Mississippi State attracted just 19 percent capacity at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
See the SEC’s full list of attendance figures below:
|Tennessee vs. Florida||102,455||Neyland Stadium||100 percent|
|Alabama vs. Kent State||101,821||Bryant-Denny Stadium||100 percent|
|Auburn vs. LSU||87,451||Jordan-Hare Stadium||100 percent|
|Arkansas vs. Texas A&M||67,751||AT&T Stadium||84.7 percent|
|Ole Miss vs. Georgia||65,843||Vaught-Hemingway Stadium||103 percent|
|Missouri vs. Delaware State||53,472||Faurot Field||75.1 percent|
|Kentucky vs. South Carolina||51,702||Commonwealth Stadium||84.8 percent|
|Vanderbilt at W Kentucky||23,674||L.T. Smith Stadium||107 percent|
|Mississippi State vs. UMass||13,074||Gillette Stadium||19.6 percent|