[divider]COMPARE: Any Two FCS Players | Any Two FCS Teams[divider]
Nicholls hadn't been in the FCS Playoffs since 2005 and the fans proved the Colonels were stoked to be back in the fray, filling 92-percent of the seats at Manning Field at John Guidry Stadium yesterday. Hey NCAA playoff committee — take note: This program is serious about hosting, and with as young a lineup as this program had this year on this 8-win team? They'll be back.
Many of the other programs definitely suffered from it being a holiday weekend, but we figure the second round next week will see a massive improvement all around the FCS once the students are all back on campus. Here's a look at who had the top playoff crowds this past weekend.
So here were the attendance figures from yesterday's first round games:
|9,612||Nicholls||South Dakota||10,500||Manning Field|
|6,876||Weber St.||Western Ill.||17,312||Stewart|
|5,566||Kennesaw||Samford||8,318||Fifth Third Bank|
|4,068||No. Ariz.||San Diego||16,200||Walkup|