I massively underestimated the CU fanbase.
Back in September, I hoped for a 15% bump in non-conference attendance. In fact, Buffs fans swarmed the gates of the CEC to the tune of a 49% increase over the past 4-year average I was basing projections on. What I gingerly asked for was 33,500 in total attendance; what I got was 42,418 for a respectable average of 6,060. That number is huge for this program, and far outpaces the previous best during my decade in the Foothills (4,416 in '02-'03).
Congrats Buffs fans, you've done your part so far this season. Keep up the good work, and keep supporting Our Buffs!
I now owe everyone a coke.