A few days before UCLA's trip to Texas A&M, star Bruins sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen was asked about the anticipated crowd noise at the Aggies' 100,000-seat stadium. He didn't talk trash about Aggies fans or anything like that, but he did make a comment that indicated he wasn't worried about facing anything he hadn't already faced before.
Trying to head off a bulletin-board backlash, head coach Jim Mora tweeted a little context:
Accurate, unedited J Rosen quote "After like 50,000 people, it sounds the same, or doesn't sound the same." So...after 50K you can't hear!— Jim Mora (@Jim_MoraUCLA) August 30, 2016
Buuuut, as you can hear, it was a little too late for all that, as far as Aggies fans were concerned:
The 12th man letting Josh Rosen know what 50k x2 sounds like. pic.twitter.com/vdXURkteHN— Angel M. Franco (@angelmadison_) September 3, 2016
In the first 55 minutes, Rosen threw two interceptions and was sacked four times. Before his third pick, he egged the crowd on, which ... aw.
good try, good effort pic.twitter.com/SpF3P88FgV— cuppycup (@cuppycup) September 3, 2016
UCLA would come back to send it to overtime, where the Aggies prevailed.
The crowd was loud. I'm not sure exactly how loud it is in comparison to a 50,000-person Pac-12 crowd, but it was loud.