Sep 21, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Jordon James (6) gets past New Mexico State Aggies defensive back Kawe Johnson (16) during the game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA RB Jordon James out vs. Arizona


The UCLA Bruins, still fighting for supremacy in the Pac-12 South, will go on the road today to take on Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcat.

When they do take the field, however, they’ll once again be without their leading rusher.

Head coach Jim Mora confirmed on College GameDay that running back Jordon James will not be playing in today’s Pac-12 Conference match up while he still heals a lingering ankle injury he suffered back on Oct. 3 against Utah.

James missed three games in a row following that, but he did see limited action last week in the win over Colorado. Mora and the medical staff has decided, though, that seeing any action this week is not for the best.

In his place, back up Paul Perkins will get the nod in the backfield. Perkins is the third-leading rusher on the team, going for 334 yards on the ground on the season so far.

Despite the missed time this season, James still leads the entire squad in rushing in 2013 with 471 yards in the games he has played in.

 

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