Good news on the injury front

Only one player is expected to miss Saturday's game against UCLA after getting hurt last week against Oregon: defensive tackle J.R. Tavai, who has a sprained left ankle and sat out of Thursday's practice with his foot in a boot.

Everybody else practiced, including receiver Robert Woods (ankle/shoulder), running back Curtis McNeal (knee), defensive end Devon Kennard (foot), defensive tackle DaJohn Harris (ankle) and linebackers Dion Bailey (ankle), Hayes Pullard (undisclosed) and Lamar Dawson (ankle), who have all been limited or out at some point in this week.

Cornerback Nickell Robey sat out of the end of practice with an apparent foot injury but didn't seem too bothered. USC coach Lane Kiffin said he'd be fine.

Kiffin said he expected everybody but Tavai to play "no matter what" because of the magnitude of the game but added that he and his staff would wait until game-time Saturday to make final determinations on their readiness.