UCLA escaped Salt Lake City with a 34-27 win over Utah Thursday night, improving to 4-0 on the season with a win in their Pac-12 opener.
The Bruins suffered a big loss, however, as starting right tackle Torian White received an injury during the game.
LT Torian White is out indefinitely with a broken ankle.— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) October 4, 2013
White started all 14 games for the Bruins as a redshirt freshman in 2012, and was a recruiting coup for UCLA over rival USC.
Redshirt sophomore Ben Wysocki was listed as White's back-up at right tackle for the Utah game, and UCLA will likely bump him up to a starting role, although another current starter could come in to play.
OL coach Adrian Klemm said he won't burn more redshirts due to Torian White's injury. Likes who he has. Su'a-Filo can play LT if needed.— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) October 4, 2013
Su'a-Filo's backup at left guard is true freshman Kenny Lacy, so it will be interesting to see how the Bruins decide to handle their new offensive line rotation.
Another option for the Bruins is one of the two players in their right guard rotation -- Caleb Benenoch or Alex Redmond. The two have been listed as co-starters, and one could be pushed outside.