Hurricane Matthew might have put a damper on the weekend, but it could not keep fans away from SEC action.
Saturday’s marquee matchup between Texas A&M and Tennessee was the best-attended game of the season at an SEC stadium. The only game with higher attendance was Tennessee’s matchup with Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway (156,990 fans).
Mississippi State and Kentucky also hosted their best crowds of the season, while Arkansas hosted the fifth-biggest crowd in Razorback Stadium history for its loss to No. 1 Alabama.
Here are a couple other attendance notes:
- South Carolina hosted more than 77,000 fans despite the game being moved to Sunday because of Hurricane Matthew.
- Texas A&M hosted the second-biggest crowd at Kyle Field ever, behind only a 110,633-person crowd at a 35-20 loss to Ole Miss on Oct. 11, 2014.
- This is the fourth time this season that Tennessee has played in the best-attended game of the weekend.
- This was the fifth time this season that Vanderbilt played in the worst-attended game of the weekend. The only exception was when Mississippi State played against UMass at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Sept. 24.
- There were only five games this weekend as Florida-LSU was canceled, while Missouri and Ole Miss had bye weeks.
See the SEC’s full list of attendance figures below:
|Texas A&M vs. Tennessee||106,248||Kyle Field||103 percent|
|South Carolina vs. Georgia||77,221||Williams-Brice Stadium||96.2 percent|
|Arkansas vs. Alabama||75,459||Razorback Stadium||105 percent|
|Mississippi State vs. Auburn||60,102||Davis Wade Stadium||98.0 percent|
|Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt||55,030||Commonwealth Stadium||90.2 percent|