Bruins Knock Off Wildcats, 23-9

Sept. 19, 2009

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -Kevin Craft made the most of a second opportunity Saturday night, passing for 186 yards and a touchdown to lead unbeaten UCLA to a 23-9 victory over Kansas State.

Freshman Johnathan Franklin rushed for a career-best 119 yards on 23 carries and Kai Forbath kicked three field goals without a miss for the Bruins (3-0), who are off to their best start since 2005, when they won their first eight games under coach Karl Dorrell. They were 4-8 last season under first-year coach Rick Neuheisel.

Craft, filling in at quarterback for Kevin Prince, completed 13 of 24 passes with one interception including a game-clinching 51-yard scoring pass to Terrence Austin with 6:18 remaining. Prince, a redshirt freshman who started the Bruins' first two games, broke his jaw late in UCLA's 19-15 victory at Tennessee on Sept. 12 and is expected to be out two or three more weeks.

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