For the USF Bulls, there were a lot more things worth seeing in 2016. And a lot more fans came to see them.
The Bulls were third in the nation in their increase of attendance, which jumped by 10,971 fans (41 percent) in an 11-win season that also featured a home game against FSU. Only Eastern Michigan, North Texas and Georgia State had bigger increases.
It’s easy to see why the Bulls drew so many more fans (their best draw since 2012). Quarterback Quinton Flowers led a high-octaine offense for the Bulls.
The Miami Hurricanes didn’t have that big a jump in percentages, but they had more actual fans (more than 11,000 to 58,572.
UCF’s attendance grew by 19 percent, and FSU’s by 4.9 percent.