UCLA: Backup quarterback Ben Olson has a small
fracture in his throwing hand and won't be available to play in
Saturday night's season-opener at San Diego State.
"It's a week-to-week situation, we should know more next
week," UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said Wednesday.
Olson, a freshman, was injured Aug. 23 when he hit a teammate's
helmet while following through after throwing a pass in practice.
X-rays afterward didn't show a fracture.
"The swelling was going down, he was making progress," Dellins
said. "On Monday, when he tried to throw the football, he
experienced pain, so we decided to do an MRI that revealed the
The left-handed Olson transferred to UCLA after a two-year
Mormon mission and a redshirt season at Brigham Young University.
UCLA coach Karl Dorrell, who named Drew Olson as the starter
over Ben Olson last weekend, said senior David Koral will be the
Bruins' backup quarterback at San Diego State.
Southeastern Louisiana is located in Hammond, La., which is
between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, both areas heavily hit by
Jacksonville had hoped to reschedule the game, originally set to
be played on Thursday, for Saturday at home, athletic director Alan
Verlander said. However, both sides agreed to cancel it instead.
"Although we would have liked to play a game, there are more
important things in life than football," Jacksonville coach Steve
Gilbert said. "We understand the decision and our thoughts and
prayers go out to the families and friends affected by Hurricane
In lieu of the game, Jacksonville will host a scrimmage Friday
at D.B. Milne Field with a $5 admission fee charged to benefit the
American Red Cross and its hurricane relief efforts.