Troy Aikman, former UCLA QB, embarrassed with lack of fans at Rose Bowl
One of the reasons that makes college sports so great are the atmospheres and the fans who pack their cathedral each Saturday to watch their team play for 7 or so Saturdays every fall… except if you are a UCLA fan.
Former star quarterback Troy Aikman was disgusted with the lack of fans at Saturday’s game:
This is an embarrassment but we couldn’t fill the Rose Bowl in 1988 when we were the #1 team in the country. Anyone else at UCLA think it’s time for an on-campus 30,000 seat stadium? Of course, if we can’t play better than we did today, it would be half-empty too. pic.twitter.com/jteVU8XV76
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) September 17, 2022
There have been plenty of pictures that have come out the last 3 weeks about the Rose Bowl sitting empty as the Bruins are playing on the field. Granted, UCLA’s first 3 opponents were Bowling Green, Alabama State and South Alabama. They barely escaped the Jaguars yesterday with a game-winning field goal making the final score 32-31.
UCLA is 3-0 on the year and has some good home games coming up on the docket with Washington, No. 14 Utah and No. 7 USC all coming to the Rose Bowl. UCLA’s next home game is Friday, September 30, against Washington will see if more fans show up for conference action.