UM leads in football attendance, Eastern last

The Detroit News

Eastern Michigan's Rynearson Stadium is only six miles east of Michigan Stadium, but when it comes to football attendance it might as well be a million miles south.

Michigan averaged 110,168 in attendance in 2015.

UM leads the nation in average attendance with 110,168, which is up 5 percent compared to last year. With only an average 4,867 people watching, Eastern ranks dead last in the Football Subdivision.

Overall, college football attendance fell for a fifth straight year, according to a CBS Sports study of Football Subdivision attendance. Click here for the analysis.

Michigan State, which averaged 74,661, saw attendance fall less than 1 percent. Average crowds in the Big Ten dropped to 65,995 from 66,939 or about 1 percent.

Western Michigan crowds surged up 24 percent to 19,441 this season while Central Michigan saw 4 percent fall to 15,672.