Bruins receiver Dominique Johnson received a nice surprise when the NCAA granted him a redshirt season, despite his playing three plays in UCLA’s first game of 2006. As part of the ruling, Johnson, now a redshirt freshman, will have to sit out the first two games in one of the next three seasons. It is a penalty for playing against Utah last season. The basis for UCLA’s argument was Johnson was mistakenly put into the game late in the fourth quarter of a 31-10 win. USC’s Turner improves Patrick Turner didn’t wear shoulder pads Friday morning, or even a helmet. But he caught footballs. For Turner, the USC receiver who suffered a shoulder stinger on Aug. 28 and hadn’t practiced since, that’s a positive. Turner should to return to practice Monday in preparation for next week’s game at Nebraska. Barring any setbacks next week, Turner should be on track to reclaim his starting position. Rutgers, Rice sink Navy Ray Rice became the career rushing leader at No. 15 Rutgers, and still had to share the spotlight with his defense. Ray Rice rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns, and the No.15 Scarlet Knights defense intercepted three passes and made a big fourth-quarter stand to hold off stubborn Navy, 41-24, in Piscataway, N.J. Rice scored on runs of 4 and 2 yards and caught his first TD pass, a 22-yarder from Mike Teel. He has gained 3,273 yards rushing in his career, breaking the old school mark of 3,114 set by Terrell Willis (1993-95). QB charged with murder New Hampshire backup quarterback Henri Hendricks has been charged with murder in San Diego. He is the fifth man charged in the beating death of professional surfer Emery Kauanui Jr. in May. The 21-year-old Hendricks has been charged with murder, assault and battery. He is scheduled to be arraigned in San Diego on Monday and has been suspended from the UNH team. Around the nation Boston College: Defensive tackle B.J. Raji will redshirt this season after the NCAA denied an appeal to restore his eligibility based on academic status. South Carolina: Defensive end Jordin Lindsay had an NCAA eligibility appeal turned down, meaning he won’t be academically eligible to play this season. He will redshirt. The Associated Press and news services contributed to this notebook. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This is huge,” BYU linebacker David Nixon said. “We have some goals and we want to be the next Boise State, to make it to a BCS (game), possibly a national championship game, and to get there we have to go through UCLA.” The Cougars, whose 11-game winning streak is the second longest in the nation, lack national respect, mostly because they play in the Mountain West Conference. For winning its league last season, BYU played Oregon, which finished fifth in the Pacific-10, in the Las Vegas Bowl. BYU pounded Oregon, 38-8, and beat up another Pac-10 school, Arizona, 20-7, last week. “This game is huge because this is really the same UCLA that beat USC last year and the same team that is ranked 13th,” BYU linebacker Bryan Kehl said. “For us to get out of that mid-major category, we have to win a game like this and then keep going.” Johnson gets year back By Brian Dohn and Rich Hammond Staff writers Ian Johnson took the Statue of Liberty handoff from quarterback Jared Zabransky, raced into the end zone for the winning two-point conversion, and every non-BCS conference celebrated. Boise State concluded its 2006 season with the magical victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, and imitating such a performance is on the minds of BYU as it faces No. 13 UCLA today at the Rose Bowl.