Kevin Prince, Akeem Ayers dinged up

UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince "tweaked" his knee and linebacker Akeem Ayers bruised his shoulder during the Bruins' victory Saturday at Texas, but coach Rick Neuheisel said he didn't expect either player to miss any time.

Prince had his knee examined when the team returned and Neuheisel said there was "no damage."

"He's a little sore, but he'll be fine," Neuheisel said.

Ayers, who had two tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and an interception against Texas, may sit out a few reps early in the week, Neuheisel said.

"I don’t think it’s anything critical," Neuheisel said. "I would say he’ll be ready to go by Tuesday. He may be a little limited in terms of how many hits he gets on Tuesday, but I expect him to be at practice."

Prince's injury made the ESPN highlights because television cameras caught him quarreling with an athletic trainer on the sidelines, trying to get back into the Texas game after limping off the field in the second quarter.

UCLA punted the play after Prince was injured, but Texas returner Curtis Brown fumbled and UCLA got the ball back inside the Texas five. Prince wanted back in, the trainer wanted to look at his knee.

Prince won the argument, took his place on the field and two plays later hit Ricky Marvray on a one-yard touchdown pass that gave UCLA a 7-3 lead. He played the rest of the game.

"He was a little mad at me, but that's OK," Prince said of the trainer. "I'll trade that for a touchdown."

Neuheisel said he saw the footage and said "I loved it."

He confessed that he never had a moment like that during his playing days.

"Trainers didn’t spend any time with me," he said. "They had more important people to deal with."