Texas fans cheer during a timeout against West Virginia at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Nov. 12, 2016 in Austin Texas. West Virginia won the game 24-20. (Photo by James Gregg/American-Statesman.)

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Despite 2016 struggles, Texas football places top 10 in attendance

Posted April 12th, 2017


Texas didn’t have the best season in 2016 and ultimately the program went through wholesale changes in late November. New Texas coach Tom Herman is now overseeing an overhaul of the program and hopes to get Texas back on track.

One area he doesn’t have to worry about, is attendance. Despite a 5-7 record (but a 4-2 home record), Texas ranked eighth in the nation among FBS schools in attendance. Texas averaged 97,881 fans according to Football Scoop.

Those numbers were better than half of the College Football Playoff participants (Washington and Clemson), Big 12 champion Oklahoma (in fact, it led all of the Big 12) and trailed only the schools with some of the biggest stadiums in the nation (like No, 1 and No. 2 teams Michigan and Ohio State).


Texas A&M was third on the list with an average of 101,917, so the Longhorns have some catching up to do in terms of in-state attendance.

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