Stanford's pressure tops Hundley's poise
October, 20, 2013
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezStanford's defense was too much for QB Brett Hundley and the UCLA Bruins.STANFORD, Calif. -- It was warm enough up in the Bay Area on Saturday afternoon that the ice baths set up outside of the UCLA Bruins' locker room probably felt good, anyway.
But as UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley lingered in the freezing cold water after the Bruins' 24-10 loss to the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal, it wasn't recovery on his mind. Not yet anyway.
Not after how close his ninth-ranked team had just come to shaking up the national championship conversation. Not after how easily his name would have jumped into the Heisman Trophy race with a win here.
"Games like this you want to win so bad," Hundley said. "That's really all I can say. You want to win these games so bad. So bad.
"We just have to get in the film room. We'll have another opportunity."
Yeah, like next week at the No. 2 Oregon Ducks. A win there and the disappointment of this loss is expunged from their memories, if not their record.
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