Cory Paus's bruised shoulder is fine. He threw the ball exceptionally well Thursday in practice. In fact, it might have been one of his best practices throwing the ball this fall. Running back Wendell Mathis also had a bruised shoulder but he's okay also.
Because of the loss of defensive tackle Rod Leisle to a broken foot, true freshman C.J. Niusulu has been moved into the two deep. Niusulu was expected to redshirt this year, but Toledo said he is definitely going to play. "hope he doesn't get too excited and jump offside."
Linebacker Patrick Pierre-Louis has been out for a prolonged period due to a dislocated shoulder and he will redshirt.
When asked what would be the keys to the game offensively for UCLA, Toledo said, "To protect the quarterback. Oregon is going to give you eight and nine man fronts and blitz all the time. And make some plays."
With some key starters and backups out for this game, Toledo said it's an opportunity for other players to prove themselves. Toledo said, "Players are always saying, ‘Give me an opportunity, give me a chance.' Now some will have their opportunity. Just like Blanton did against San Diego State and Ebell did against Oregon State, they have to take advantage of this opportunity."
Oregon's star receiver Keenan Howry has been having a relatively silent season so far. Toledo said, though, that he can't worry about Howry having a bust-out game this Saturday. "I think he might have been injured, a hamstring. But we don't worry about him having a break out game. We just prepare and play."