The Oregon Ducks have been one of the traditional powers in college football over the last few years, which is one of the main reasons for them selling out 110 straight home games. However, the start of the 2016 season brought big changes as that streak finally came to a blistering end against the UC Davis Aggies.
This streak spanned 17 seasons and was the third longest in the country behind Nebraska and Notre Dame. What is even more heartbreaking for the Ducks is just how close they came to selling out their season opener.
Autzen Stadium has a capacity of 54,000 and Saturday’s game saw 53,817 fans pack the stands. So close, but yet so far away for the Ducks.
Oregon ended up winning the blowout contest over the Aggies, 53-28, but even that wasn’t enough to bring 183 fans in that they needed to keep the streak alive. However, they get the chance to start a new streak next week as they play host to the Virginia Cavaliers, who were embarrassed by the Richmond Spiders in their season opener yesterday.
The two teams face off at Autzen on Saturday, Sept. 10 with a start time of 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.