Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa's confidence has escalated significantly since last season, he said Monday.
There's a simple reason.
"This 'C' right here definitely helped me out, just knowing I have a lot of guys underneath me that trust me," said Enunwa, pointing to the "C" on his practice jersey that signifies his status as a captain. "The coaches trust me as well. That's definitely helped me out and gave me a higher confidence level."
A 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior, Enunwa ranks second on the team with eight catches for 85 yards and three touchdowns. He entered the season with three career TDs.
Fellow junior Kenny Bell leads Nebraska with 10 receptions for 102 yards.
Last season, Enunwa caught 42 passes for 470 yards and one touchdown. It was a good season. Enunwa, though, appears to have taken his game to another level.
We'll get a better idea Saturday.
UCLA's defense, despite struggling against the pass last season (85th nationally), likely will give Nebraska its toughest challenge to date. The teams square off at 11 a.m. on ABC.
The Bruins defeated the Huskers 36-30 last September in Pasadena, Calif.
"They played a lot of man-to-man -- press man," Enunwa said. "We're going to get that. We have great receivers, so they better have great DBs to go against us as well."
Enunwa welcomes the man-to-man coverage.
"Any time you get a guy who's going to play press on you, it's always a challenge," he said. "He definitely has a lot of confidence if he's playing press man, so he's going to come at you with all he's got."