UCLA Agonistes

UCLA’s attendance woes could take a ‘record’ turn against Oregon State

When the opening kickoff sails into the air Saturday evening at the Rose Bowl, UCLA will be on nearly equal footing with Oregon State, the blight of the Pac-12 Conference. The Bruins (1-4 overall, 1-1 Pac-12) are just six-point favorites over the Beavers (1-3, 0-1) in a game that could be played before a record-low crowd.

The number to “beat” is 32,513. That was the attendance on Nov. 7, 1992, when UCLA edged Oregon State before what still stands as the smallest gathering for a Bruins game in their 37 years at the Rose Bowl. The three smallest UCLA crowds at the stadium have all involved the Beavers, who don’t travel well or have a large alumni base in Southern California…

UCLA has only played at the Rose Bowl for 37 years? Where did they play before that?

LA, that would have been about 15 years after you moved to the area. :wink:

FWIW, UCLA fans are very ‘meh’ about this team this year. Tney are 1-4 and it feels like they are going to jave a tough time finding 3 more wins. But their losses come against teams that are a combined 11-2. So things probably are not as bad as they seem right now.

They played at the Coliseum, trading off with USC and the Rams. They started playing at the Rose Bowl about a year after we moved to L.A. I think you were in preschool at the time.

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Yes, it’s going to be the “Tidy Bowl Game of the Week.”

Forget the fact Ruinfan only cares if the team is undefeated. Needless to say they aren’t that team.