Oregon's season opener against Southern Utah was marked by high termeperatures and smoky skies from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
The U.S. Forest Service says there are 25 large wildfires burning in the region, impacting 367,320 acres. There are 9,600 people fighting the blazes.
The Lane Regional Air Protectiom Agency categorized air quality in the Eugene area as "unhealthy" on Saturday.
Smoky conditions forced the Ducks to move practice indoors earlier this week. The air quality was so bad to the south in Ashland that the NAIA season opener Thursday between Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon was moved 275 miles north to Sherwood outside of Portland on Saturday.
Smoky morning as predicted. Crossing our fingers that predicted west winds are strong enough to clear this out later this afternoon! pic.twitter.com/SCWjoboiiL
— LRAPA (@LaneRegionalAir) September 2, 2017
— Forest Service NW (@ForestServiceNW) September 1, 2017