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Brett Hundley ties UCLA record for all-time passing touchdowns with 68

Brett Hundley
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is brought down in the backfield by Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III while trying to scramble in the first half.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Quarterback Brett Hundley continues to climb the UCLA charts.

Hundley’s 71-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Payton in the third quarter against Arizona on Saturday gave him 68 for his career, tying Cade McNown’s school record, set from 1995 to 1998.

“It means the world to me,” Hundley said. “You put in so much work and, then finally, it happens. To be up there with Cade McNown is awesome.”

Hundley is still chasing Gary Beban and John Sciarra.

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McNown holds the UCLA all-time record with 10,708 yards passing. Hundley is second with 9,056.

McNown started four seasons and Hundley has started less than three.

Beban had 35 all-time rushing touchdowns, the most for a UCLA quarterback. Hundley is second with 25.

Sciarra had 1,813 yards rushing, the most for a UCLA quarterback. Hundley is second with 1,649.

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In 2013, Hundley set the UCLA season record with 3,740 yards passing, and had the third-most rushing yards in a season with 748.

“I wish they would give me a list of these records, because Brett is doing so much,” offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said.

Mazzone paused, smiled, and said, “We should have got it done in two years.”

Paul Perkins reaches milestone

Paul Perkins joined an exclusive club Saturday.

A four-yard run by Perkins in the first quarter pushed him over 1,000 yards. He is the 13th UCLA player to have 1,000 yards rushing in a season. Johnathan Franklin had been the last with a school-record 1,734 yards in 2012.

Perkins has 1,074 yards rushing. If he gains 100 yards in each of the three games left, he will finish as high as sixth on the UCLA season list.

“It’s a tribute to the work the offensive line is doing,” Perkins said.

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As for his performance, Perkins said, “I’m just trying to do what I can to help the team.”

The future?

UCLA had five prominent recruits at Saturday’s game, one that is already signed, sealed and delivered.

Josh Rosen, Bellflower St. John Bosco’s high-end quarterback, made his official visit.

Rosen already has signed a grant-in-aid with UCLA and will enroll for the winter quarter.

Also making official visits were Christian Kirk, a wide receiver from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro High; Carlos Strickland, a wide receiver from Dallas Skyline; Cameron Scarlett, a running back from Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic, and Ryan Newsome, a wide receiver from Aledo (Texas).

The past

UCLA honored its 1954 national championship team.

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John Peterson, a two-way lineman on that team, was the honorary captain for Saturday’s game.

The Bruins finished 9-0, but could not play Ohio State in the Rose Bowl because of the no-repeat rule.

UCLA was selected national champion by United Press International and Ohio State was by the Associated Press.


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