UCLA, perhaps inspired by the continuing issues of their rivals down the freeway, came out of the game swinging against the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats. The unranked Bruins scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and Arizona had no answer in return. After one frame, the Bruins lead 'Zona, 21-0.
Scoring UCLA's first touchdown was Johnathan Franklin. With the 37-yard rush, Franklin assumed first place as UCLA's all-time leading rusher. Passing Gaston Green, who has held the 3,731-yard record since 1987, Franklin has accumulated 3,758 yards in his career at UCLA, spanning 2009-2012.
Following Franklin's historic run, UCLA scored a second touchdown on a 6-yard run by quarterback Kevin Hundley. With three minutes left in the first, Hundley completed a 17-yard pass to Jordan Payton for UCLA's third TD of the quarter.
The Bruins had 125 yards rushing and 70 yards passing in the first quarter. Franklin is the top runner and receiver to close the first with 103 yards of total offense.