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UCLA vs. Arizona: Johnathan Franklin set to break all-time Bruins rushing record

The UCLA Bruins running back should set an all-time rushing record for the school against the Arizona Wildcats.


UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin needs 21 yards to become the Bruins' all-time rushing leader, and the senior should pile up those yards against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. The 5'11, 195 pound back would take the record from Gaston Green, who totaled 3,731 in his Bruin career.

That record has stood for 25 years.

Franklin, however, is only worried about the outcome against the Wildcats, according to ESPN Los Angeles.

"If I get it this week or not, we have to win the game," Franklin said. "That is the most important thing; not the record or this and that."

The senior can also break the single-season rushing record this year. At 1,042 with at least four games remaining, Franklin is in reach of the old record of 1,571 set by Karim Abdul-Jabbar in 1995.

Putting up yards on the ground should be easy against the Wildcats.

Arizona's defense is questionable, but the speed at which the offense plays will also give the Bruins more snaps. The USC Trojans rolled up 618 yards against the Wildcats last week. Oregon State, Stanford and Oklahoma State have all piled up more than 600 yards in their games against Arizona.