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UCLA vs. Stanford: Johnathan Franklin sets Bruins' single-season rushing record

Johnathan Franklin set the UCLA single-season rushing record Friday during the Pac-12 Championship game.


Johnathan Franklin's 194 yards rushing weren't enough lead the UCLA Bruins to a win in the Pac-12 Championship game, but they were enough to set the school's single-season record for rushing yards.

With his performance Friday, Franklin has now rushed for 1,700 yards this season, breaking the prior record of 1,571 yards set by Karim Abdul-Jabbar (who now goes by Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar). Franklin's 194 rushing yards on Friday came on just 19 carries. Franklin is now averaging 6.3 yards per carry this season. Abdul-Jabbar averaged 5.3 yards per carry during his record setting season.

Franklin's 194-yard performance on Friday was the ninth time he has rushed for 100 yards or more this season. He ran for at least 150 yards in six games. His performance on Friday was also a major improvement over last week against Stanford. In the regular season finale, Franklin gained just 65 yards on 21 carries against the Cardinal.

With a bowl game still remaining, Franklin will have one more opportunity to add to his record-breaking senior season.