Three UCLA running backs have had 100-yard games in the Bruins' first four outings, but starter Daron Washington is not one of them.
And he's not happy about it.
Washington, a junior, started the season opener against California and rushed for 54 yards in 17 carries before suffering a sprained ankle that put him out of the Nebraska game and limited his work in games against Stanford and San Diego State.
In his absence, Skip Hicks rushed for 148 yards against Nebraska, Sharmon Shah ran for 187 yards against Stanford and James Milliner had 109 against San Diego State.
"I hope this week it's my turn," said Washington, who has 165 yards in 39 carries and four touchdowns.
With Shah absent from practice for the past two days because of knee problems, Washington has received increased work at tailback and probably will start Saturday against Brigham Young.
Hicks began running plays Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Nebraska game, but is questionable against BYU.
The ABC network has dictated that UCLA's game against Washington at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 16 will start at 12:30 p.m. Schedules have had the game at either 12:30 or 3:30, waiting for television's decision. . . . UCLA freshman Bjorn Merten is leading the nation in field goals with eight. . . . UCLA has been inside the opponent's 20-yard line 17 times and has scored on 16 of them: nine touchdowns and seven field goals. Brigham Young has been inside the 20 on 19 occasions with 11 touchdowns and four field goals.