UCLA Has Rare Ranking in Date with Winless Houston
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Although Brett Hundley is a freshman quarterback with only two starts under his belt at UCLA, he knows the surprising Bruins already have a concern most of his recent predecessors never faced.
Unbeaten and ranked for the first time in four years, long-struggling UCLA must guard against overlooking its next opponent.
The No. 22 Bruins (2-0) are hoping to roll up another bunch of big numbers against Houston (0-2) on Saturday night when they play their first home game as a ranked team in a half-decade.
UCLA got to this point by winning at Rice before knocking off Nebraska last week. The Bruins appear to have a potent offense and a smart defense led by new coach Jim Mora, whose extensive NFL knowledge translated into the immediate success with an attention-grabbing 36-30 win over the Cornhuskers.