UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen isn’t especially concerned about the crowd at Kyle Field.
The Bruins will open the 2016 season with a road game at Texas A&M, which is home to one of the top atmospheres in college football. When asked about the crowd, Rosen didn’t anticipate a noteworthy difference between Kyle Field and the crowds he encountered during his freshman season.
The toughest road environments Rosen faced last season were at Arizona, Utah and USC.
For big games, those teams bring a solid environment, but Kyle Field isn’t a 50,000-seat stadium — it holds over 102,000. That’s a notable difference from what he faced at Arizona and Utah. The USC-UCLA game had an attendance of 83,000, but UCLA fans made up a significant portion of that figure. Plus, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has never been known for its raucous crowd.
To be fair, Rosen was being honest with his thoughts on the Kyle Field crowd. He’s played college football for a year. He also had a hot tub in his dorm, which was super cool. But he hasn’t experienced a crowd quite like what he’ll see (and hear) on Saturday. That’s for sure.
Source: USA Today Fan Sports Poll