TEMPE, Ariz. -- Noel Mazzone bestowed a special title on Brett Hundley on the Tuesday before UCLA's road game at Arizona State.
"I told him, 'Brett, I think today's the day,'" the Bruins offensive coordinator said. "You're the starting quarterback. I'm anointing you."
"It was kind of weird," said, Hundley, who has owned that title since training camp. "But I was like, 'OK, what do I need to do?'"
More efforts like Saturday's will do just fine. Playing against the nation's top-ranked pass defense, Hundley completed 19 of 29 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns as the Bruins asserted themselves as legitimate contenders in the Pac-12 South Division race with a 45-43 win over the Sun Devils.
With his team trailing by a point in the final minutes at Sun Devil Stadium, the redshirt freshman from Chandler, Arizona led his team 60 yards in 12 plays to set up Ka'imi Fairbairn's 33-yard, game-winning field goal as time expired.
"You've got to lead your troops no matter what situation...