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Johnathan Franklin Becomes 2nd Leading Rusher In UCLA History, Passing 5 Bruins

The city of Los Angeles has been abuzz about a leading candidate for the 2012 Heisman Trophy, but maybe the focus was on the wrong part of town. UCLA Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin continued his stellar senior campaign on Saturday and became the second leading rusher in school history.

Franklin ran for 110 yards on 25 carries on Saturday as the No. 22 Bruins throttled the Houston Cougars 37-6 at the Rose Bowl. Franklin entered the game seventh on the UCLA all-time rushing list, but is now second, trailing only Gaston Green.

UCLA All-Time Rushing List
Player Years Yards Carries Yds/Rush
Gaston Green 1984-1987 3,731 708 5.3
Johnathan Franklin 2009-2012 3,210 572 5.6
Freeman McNeil 1977-1980 3,195 605 5.3
DeShaun Foster 1998-2001 3,194 722 4.4
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 1992-1995 3,182 608 5.2
Wendell Tyler 1973-1976 3,181 526 6.0
Skip Hicks 1993-1997 3,140 638 4.9

On the season, Franklin has rushed for 541 yards in three games, with three touchdowns.

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