Brett Hundley's father was a running back at Arizona in the 1980s, and his son grew up a huge Wildcats fan. When the quarterback committed to UCLA, all of his Wildcats gear basically went in the trash.
Hundley has still been looking forward to Arizona's visit to the Rose Bowl on Saturday. The elevated stakes make it even more enticing.
No. 25 UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) hosts the 24th-ranked Wildcats (5-3, 2-3) in a key game for two programs with first-year head coaches hoping to keep their rebuilding projects ahead of schedule.
While the Wildcats ride momentum from last week's victory over Southern California, the Bruins have designs on a Pac-12 South title run.
UCLA coach Jim Mora's defense has a compelling matchup with Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez's spread offense.