Los Angeles News
LOS ANGELES—The UCLA Bruins improved their record to 7-2 and moved into first place in the Pac-12 South Division with a 66-10 drubbing of the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in the Rose Bowl.
UCLA running back Jonathan Franklin passed former Bruin Gaston Green to become UCLA’s career rushing leader with a 162 yard, 2-touchdown performance. The 81,673 people in attendance watched Franklin achieve the record on a 37-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and increase his career rushing yards to 3,873.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Brett Hundley was extremely efficient for the Bruins, completing 23 of 28 passes for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns. Two of those touchdown passes were caught by senior tight end and Encino product Joseph Fauria, who finished with 81 yards on 5 catches.
UCLA coasted through the first half, holding the Wildcats to just 83 yards of offense while building a 42-3 lead at intermission. The Bruins accumulated 611 yards in the game and the 66 points were the most they have scored in 15 years.
Arizona had trouble getting in the end zone from the beginning and only scored once late in the third quarter when running back Ka’Deem Carey plunged over the goal line from 2 yards out. Meanwhile, everyone got into the scoring act for the Bruins, with seven different players scoring touchdowns on the day.
UCLA travels to Pullman, Washington next Saturday to face the Washington St. Cougars in Martin Stadium.
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