Sept. 23, 1999
LOS ANGELES - Standout wide receiver Brian Poli-Dixon, a key member of UCLA's Rose Bowl team last year, has a broken right wrist and will be sidelined for the remainder of this season.
Poli-Dixon, a junior, was hurt during Saturday night's 35-21 victory over Fresno State, but the severity of the injury wasn't determined until Wednesday, UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said.
Dellins also said quarterback Cory Paus, who made his first career start against Fresno State, definitely won't play when the 18th-ranked Bruins open their Pac-10 season Saturday at Stanford because of a bruised chest and strained neck.
Paus completed 9-of-12 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown before being injured when sacked early in the second quarter against Fresno State. He will be replaced by Drew Bennett, who completed 13-of-24 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns against the Bulldogs.
Poli-Dixon caught eight passes for 101 yards and one touchdown this year. Since he hasn't used a redshirt season, he would be eligible to receive a medical redshirt year since he's played in only three games, and be eligible for two more seasons.
Poli-Dixon, who has been fitted with a cast, caught 44 passes for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
Dellins said wide receiver Danny Farmer, who has missed two of UCLA's three games because of a sprained left ankle including the Fresno State game, will play against Stanford.
Farmer, who caught 58 passes for 1,274 yards as a junior last year, had three receptions for 56 yards in his only game this season.
UCLA (2-1) brings a 15-game conference winning streak into the game against the Cardinal (2-1, 2-0 Pac-10).