Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns as UCLA racked up 343 yards on the ground in their 49-24 win over Rice on Thursday night.
Brett Hundley, a redshirt freshman, was 21 of 28 for 202 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Fauria caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Franklin just missed his career high of 216 yards rushing set in 2010 against Washington State. He became the first player in UCLA history to have two rushes of at least 72 yards in a game after scoring on touchdown runs of 74 and 78 yards in the first half.
UCLA finished with 646 total yards in Jim Mora’s first game as coach, compared to 347 for Rice.