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UCLA Football Quick Hitters: Bruins Move Up in the Rankings, Franklin & Hundley’s Numbers

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Jet Ski is still leading the NCAA in rushing. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
Jet Ski is still leading the NCAA in rushing. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Bruinator noted this in the fanshot but it's worth starting the week by mentioning it in a short and sweet on the home page. After our "sloppy blowout win" with a "different feel" Bruins moved up the rankings. UCLA is now ranked number 19 in both AP and Coaches' top-25 polls. Bruins are part of sizable Pac-12 contingent in the rankings which is now led by Oregon and Stanford in the top10. The Trojans are out of the top-10 for now (no doubt the tWWL and the LA Times hype machine will be working OT to keep them relevant), while Arizona is the other Pac-12 program besides UCLA in the rankings.

Perhaps Arizona belongs a spot or two higher than UCLA because they have looked pretty impressive to date at home. Although it will be interesting to see how Oklahoma State performs against Texas in Stillwater this upcoming weekend. It will give us some idea about the quality of Arizona's victory against the Cowboys. Also, Oregon State is on the outside looking for now. The Bruins will need to make sure they remain there for at least couple of more weeks.

As for individual numbers here is the Daily News on the Johnathan Franklin:

The senior running back, who earned a spot on the Heisman Trophy watch list this past week, moved to No. 2 on the school's all-time rushing list after running for 110 yards.

Franklin has rushed for 550 yards in three games and 3,210 during his four-year career. He began the night at No. 7 and surpassed Freeman McNeil (3,195), DeShaun Foster (3,194), Karim Abdul-Jabbar (3,182), Wendell Tyler (3,181) and Skip Hicks (3,140).

Gaston Green is the all-time leader at 3,731.

Franklin still leads the NCAA in rushing.

Also, Brett Hundley became the first UCLA freshman to pass for 300+ yards in two straight games. Throught 3 games Hundley has passed for 827 yards, 8 TDs and 3 picks. His passing efficiency of 154.2 is higher than Matt Barkley who has a rating of 148. Not bad for someone who was a little out of sync on Saturday night, making some freshman mistakes.

GO BRUINS.