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Saturday, February 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bruins’ Hicks Takes Seat On Bench

Brian LaVell Hicks is in search of a new nickname after spending a miserable Saturday in Husky Stadium.

Pac-10 foes know UCLA’s prized rusher as “Skip” - often noted for his usual hop-skip-and-a-jump running style into the end zone.

But after Washington’s 41-21 victory over the Bruins, there was little skip in Hicks.

“He’s a good runner and a great kid,” coach Bob Toledo said, “but you can’t put the ball on the turf.”

The 6-foot, 215-pound junior, the Pac-10’s leading rusher, had his fourth fumble in six games and went to the sidelines, returning only after the outcome was decided - although he did score a touchdown.

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