The resurgence of the UCLA Bruins can be attributed to the outstanding play of quarterback Brett Hundley. As a redshirt freshman last year, he set school single-season records for completions (318), passing yards (3,740) and total offense (4,095) while helping UCLA to a 9-5 record in 2012. In the Bruins’ only game this season, Hundley rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 274 yards and two other scores in a 58-20 victory against Nevada.
He also became the first UCLA QB to throw for at least 300 yards in three straight games. But it was his breakout performance last year that finally let the college football world know his name. That came when he lead UCLA to a 36-30 upset-win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in his second career start. Hundely diced-up the Husker’s defense to the tune of 305 yards passing (21/33 with no interceptions), four touchdown passes and 53 yards rushing.
Nebraska hasn’t shown anything to suggest their defense is any better than last year, and Hundley looks even better, and he looks primed for one of the best performances of Week 3 in college football.