Famous Potato bowl came in second. Where was that so-called national fan base.
While also not a fair fight, Utah's game also won the attendance record with 48000 compared to Armed Forces 30000, and Famous Potato's 28000.
In another interesting category, during a year in which overall bowl attendance is down, Sun Bowl lost 5898 people in attendance compared to last year, while the Vegas Bowl (Where Utah played in 2010) was down 6203. Armed Forces Bowl was down 6484 from last season. (BYU's 2010 destination New Mexico Bowl was down 6662). Famous Potato Bowl was actually up 2627 in attendance.