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A few Bruins are banged up

Starting offensive tackle Micah Kia did not practice Wednesday, a day after rolling his ankle in practice. Coach Rick Neuheisel said he expected Kia to be ready for the game, but that Mike Harris, a 13-game starter last year--is ready to go if Kia can't.

"That's one place where we're fortunate to have a proven guy behind him," Neuheisel said. "But I think Micah will be full speed."

F-backs Anthony Barr and Christian Ramirez also sat out practice. Barr is nursing a sore back and Ramirez has a pulled hamstring. Neuheisel said he expects Barr to practice Thursday and be ready for the game. Ramirez is still day to day.