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UCLA Vs. Rice: Johnathan Franklin Running Amok, Bruins Lead 35-24 At Halftime

The UCLA Bruins have been involved in a wild scoring affair against the Rice Owls with 59 points scored in the first half. That's definitely a step up for the once moribund Bruins offense.

Johnathan Franklin has already compiled 169 rushing yards on only eight carries, with two touchdown rushes of 74 and 78 yards. Brett Hundley also scored a rushing touchdown of 72 yards and has completed 8 of 12 passes for 93 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception. The UCLA special teams has struggled, getting three extra points blocked and fumbling a punt. The UCLA defense has also surrended 281 yards and 18 first downs from a surprisingly balanced Rice attack. But a late Rice fumble before halftime was returned by Damien Holmes for a late Bruin score, giving UCLA some breathing room with an 11 point lead.

UCLA has now scored 35 points at halftime, which is more points than they have in 11 of 12 games in 2012. UCLA has had three extra points blocked. I remember the days when UCLA wouldn't have three extra points. UCLA has scored six times so far, with five touchdowns and a field goal. However, the Bruins have missed three extra points in this contest to keep the score at 35 points.

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