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Music City Bowl ranked 15th in bowl attendance

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The game likely would have been at least a couple of sports higher had the Cards been playing an opponent closer to Nashville than College Station.

Overall, bowl attendance was down for a sixth straight year. Here are the final numbers:

2015-16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAME ATTENDANCE
BOWL MATCHUP ATTENDANCE CHANGE FROM 2014-15
Rose Iowa-Stanford 94,268 +3%~
Cotton (Semifinal) Alabama-Michigan State 82,812 +16%^
National Championship Clemson-Alabama 75,765 -12%
Sugar Ole Miss-Oklahoma State 72,117 -3%~
Texas LSU-Texas Tech 71,307 Less than +1%
Fiesta Ohio State-Notre Dame 71,123 +6%
Peach Houston-Florida State 71,007 +8%
Orange (Semifinal) Clemson-Oklahoma 67,615 +16%^
Alamo TCU-Oregon 64,569 +7%
Citrus Michigan-Florida 63,113 +30%
Liberty Arkansas-Kansas State 61,136 +19%
Birmingham Auburn-Memphis 59,430 +98%
Gator Georgia-Penn State 58,212 +4%
Outback Tennessee-Northwestern 53,202 +21%
Music City Texas A&M-Louisville 50,478 -16%
Holiday USC-Wisconsin 48,329 -13%
Belk Mississippi State-NC State 46,423 +2%
Las Vegas Utah-BYU 42,213 +28%
Sun Miami-Washington State 41,180 -14%
Russell Athletic Baylor-North Carolina 40,418 +1%
Cactus Arizona State-West Virginia 39,321 +11%
Armed Forces Cal-Air Force 38,915 +3%
Pinstripe Duke-Indiana 37,218 -24%
Military Navy-Pittsburgh 36,352 +6%
Quick Lane Minnesota-Central Michigan 34,217 +43%
Foster Farms Nebraska-UCLA 33,527 -4%
New Orleans Arkansas State-Louisiana Tech 32,847 -3%
Independence Virginia Tech-Tulsa 31,289 -18%
New Mexico Arizona-New Mexico 30,289 +5%
GoDaddy Bowling Green-Georgia Southern 28,656 -22%
Boca Raton Temple-Toledo 25,908 -12%
Hawaii Cincinnati-San Diego State 22,793 -10%
Miami Beach South Florida-Western Kentucky 21,712 +5%
Poinsettia Boise State-Northern Illinois 21,501 -35%
Camellia Ohio-Appalachian State 21,395 +6%
Arizona* Colorado State-Nevada 20,425 --
Heart of Dallas Washington-Southern Miss 20,229 -35%
Potato Akron-Utah State 18,876 +4%
Cure* San Jose State-Georgia State 18,536 --
St. Petersburg Connecticut-Marshall 14,652 -45%
Bahamas Middle Tennessee-Western Michigan 13,123 -4%