Left tackle Simon Goines is done for the season after fracturing his right fibula. He had surgery done Sunday morning at around 8 a.m., and will not be able to put weight on it for eight weeks.
He had returned to the starting lineup Saturday night after missing four games with an injured MCL, and his absence again forces three true freshmen onto UCLA’s first-string offensive line. The unit had one of its worst showings of the season against Arizona State, allowing nine sacks. Head coach Jim Mora said that after looking at film, quarterback Brett Hundley would have had a hard time avoiding most of those even with an early throw or run.
USC’s defensive front is just as impressive than the Sun Devils’. The Trojans have 32 sacks on the season to ASU’s 34, and are slightly ahead with 82 tackles for loss to 77.
– Receivers Grayson Mazzone and Darren Andrews will both have surgery for torn knee ligaments. Mazzone, a senior, tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus. Andrews, who has four catches as a true freshman, suffered a lateral meniscus tear.
Little-used receiver Tyler Scott also had surgery on his wrist.
– Receiver Devin Fuller sat out against ASU with a strained hamstring, but UCLA coach Jim Mora said the sophomore has a “really good shot” to play at USC. The slot receiver is second on the team with 40 receptions, 453 yards and four touchdowns.
– Cornerback Fabian Moreau exited Saturday’s loss early with a pulled hamstring, and spent most of the game on a bike. He is questionable against USC. Safety Randall Goforth moved to cornerback for part of the game in relief duty.
– Backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel’s thumb surgery earlier this month has now knocked him out of holding duties. Punter Sean Covington held field goals for Ka’imi Fairbairn on Saturday.