From the “It’s all relative” file ...
USC has an announced crowd of 63,482 for a football game against Utah State and people are left wondering what's wrong.
Around UCLA, they might call it a pretty good night.
Why do the Bruins continue to lag behind the struggling Trojans?
Eliminate the quality of football. The No. 13 Bruins have a free-range offense, averaging 52.7 points a game, and one of the nation’s top quarterbacks in Brett Hundley.
Can’t blame it on the students. UCLA didn’t start school until this week, but there was a large turnout in the student section for the New Mexico State game.
USC, meanwhile, is trying to come to terms with a UCLA-like level of empty seats in the Coliseum. The Trojans' smallest announced crowd in 2012 was 80,154.
UCLA had a 21% increase in attendance last season -- from an average of 56,644 to 68,481 -- after four consecutive seasons where it decreased.