COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : UCLA : Greenwood Surveys the Wreckage

It's been difficult for Carl Greenwood to watch UCLA play the last two weeks.

Greenwood, a senior who started at cornerback for most of four seasons, suffered a broken ankle in the game against Southern Methodist and is on crutches.

That will change later this week, when his cast is removed.

He spent Saturday afternoon on the sideline at the Rose Bowl, talking to his replacement, Andy Colbert, and the rest of the Bruin defense.

"The defense played well, but there's no reason Washington State is supposed to beat UCLA at UCLA, 21-0," he said. "On that first touchdown, when the guy (Kevin Hicks) just walked into the end zone, I told (linebacker) Donnie Edwards, 'That's weak.' We just didn't look like ourselves in that game."

Watching the Nebraska game might have been harder. "I think I could have made a difference," he said. "Maybe I could have taken the pitch man and cut out some of those long runs."

The Cornhuskers ripped off several long gains after quarterback Tommie Frazier had pitched the ball to running back Lawrence Phillips.

Greenwood's injury was a clean break, with no accompanying ligament damage that might hamper recovery. "A bone can mend itself," he said. "I'll be 100%."


The Bruins spent a bit of extra time Tuesday in full-contact work, with running back Skip Hicks getting a dose of tackling for the first time since coming back from a knee injury. Also, the patchwork offensive line that is the result of injuries to three starters, got in some work against the first-string defense. . . . UCLA, which plays at Washington on Saturday, has won its last five Pacific 10 road games. . . . After four games last season, the Bruins were plus-10 in turnovers. This season they are minus-3.

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