Johnathan Franklin couldn't stop smiling after becoming UCLA's career rushing leader. The wide grin wasn't just about what he accomplished personally Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.
Franklin gained 162 yards, redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 UCLA overwhelmed No. 24 Arizona 66-10 to move into first place in the Pac-12 South.
''It's a great feeling,'' said Franklin, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior from Los Angeles said. ''All praises to my teammates. They open up the big holes. I just run through them. My goal wasn't to break the record, just to help the team. Winning is our only motive. We understand what kind of position we're in.''
And that position is something UCLA hasn't experienced in 14 years - a possible berth in the Rose Bowl game. The Bruins know if they win their final three games plus the Pac-12 championship game that they'll be playing in Pasadena on New Year's Day.
Their confidence should be soaring after such an i...