Franklin touched the ball six times during an eight-play, 85-yard scoring drive. He rushed the ball four times and caught two passes for 15 yards.
Franklin is six yards shy of breaking UCLA’s single-season rushing record of 1,571 yards set by Karim Abdul-Jabbar in 1995.
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has completed all four of his passes for 29 yards.
We're about 25 minutes from kickoff of the Pac-12 Conference championship game at Stanford Stadium.
The rain that fell continuously throughout the day has subsided. More, however, could be on the way.
The field was covered during the storm, but if the rain returns and the field turns soggy, that could favor No. 8 Stanford against No. 17 UCLA.
Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, who rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinal's 35-17 victory over the Bruins last week, needs 36 yards to become Stanford's all-time leading rusher.
We'll see how much running UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley does tonight.
The usually elusive Hundley was sacked seven times last week. He ran the ball only once for 38 yards.
Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin also needs to be more productive after gaining only 65 yards in 21 carries
UCLA’s Dalton Hilliard will not play tonight against Stanford because of shoulder injury.
Hilliard’s absence robs the Bruins of a key reserve. He plays a hybrid linebacker-safety position.
Stan McKay will fill that role tonight against the Cardinal in the Pac-12 championship game.
Rain is expected at 5 p.m., the scheduled kickoff time.
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