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FSU’s 2018 spring game attendance tops Miami’s average 2017 home crowd

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Not many open seats in Tallahassee.

NCAA Football: Florida State Spring Game Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

2017 was a banner year for the Miami football program. Climbing as high as No. 2 in the AP Poll, the Hurricanes made the ACC title game for the first time, followed by an appearance in the Orange Bowl. Sure, they lost both of those games, but it was still a nice little season for UM.

The ’Canes parlayed that success into an average home attendance of 57,775, per ACCSports.com. That was the fourth-highest average in the conference, behind Clemson, Florida State, and Virginia Tech.

But it still wasn’t enough to best the number of fans FSU put in the stands for its spring game— a glorified scrimmage. The Seminoles (coming of a disappointing 7-6 season, mind you) had 60,934 in attendance on Saturday. And many fans had to stand in line well into the game until they were admitted, so it’s hard to say how many would-be attendees may have given up and returned to a tailgate.