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No. 12 UCLA feeling more centered on way to Texas to take on Longhorns at national title site

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley felt so much better taking snaps from Jake Brendel, the center who now gets to go home with the 12th-ranked Bruins.

Hundley has accounted for a touchdown in each of his 29 consecutive starts, but things were clearly out of synch when UCLA struggled offensively in the season opener that Brendel missed with a sprained left knee.

With Brendel back for Week 2, Hundley had 422 total yards and was the Pac-12 offensive player of the week.

The Bruins (2-0) on Saturday night take on the Texas Longhorns (1-1). The game is at the $1.2 billion Dallas Cowboys' home stadium where the national championship game will be decided in four months, and where Brendel played a few games while at nearby Plano East High School.