As a UC football, fan I get somewhat perturbed by the media complaining about UC's lack of attendance.
Unfortunately, with OSU just north, there is a perception that all college football games must draw 90,000 plus per game, when in reality the OSU's are more the exception than the rule.
So I took it upon myself to look at the statistics for all division one footballs schools that share an audience with an NFL team and here are the results.
U. of Washington 57,483
Arizona State 54,562
Georgia Tech 50,617
Miami U. 41,908
Boston College 38,843
South Florida 30,222
San Diego State 29,227
Univ. Of Buffalo 16,417
Of particular interest to me is Miami University. A perennial power they drew a whopping 41,000 fans this year. That number includes the FSU game that drew 71,000 people. If you kick that out they drew a paltry 37,000/game.
Many of the schools on the top of the list draw as a result of large fan bases from the opposition attending games (ie OSU & Michigan fans going to Minnesota)
It's apparent that teams that share football space with the NFL face a difficult time in attracting fans to the games. Maybe the Bearcats need to follow the lead of the Reds and host a Dave Curry bobblehead night; they would probably draw 35,000 to the games