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Horns defense to face another major challenge in Bruins QB Todd Hundley

Any Texas Longhorns defenders hoping for a break from tackling big, strong, athletic quarterbacks will be in for a rude awakening on Saturday night in Arlington as they go against the UCLA Bruins and junior quarterback Brett Hundley.

A Heisman contender entering the season, Hundley hasn’t done anything to discredit his campaign, developing rapport with his young receivers in a win against Virginia as he threw for 242 yards and then shredding the Memphis defense to the tune of 396 passing yards and three touchdowns on 33-of-44 passing. Throw in a big touchdown run against the Cavaliers and Hundley has been plenty productive through his first two games.

After comparing BYU quarterback Taysom Hill to Tim Tebow last week, Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford reached back for a former SEC foe he faced with Strong at Florida.

“The quarterback — he reminds me a lot of Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers,” Bedford said on Wednesday.

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