Line: Nebraska by 5.
Nebraska returns to the Rose Bowl for its first meeting with UCLA since 1994, while the Bruins look to build on their season-opening victory at Rice in new coach Jim Mora's home debut.
KEY MATCHUPNebraska QB Taylor Martinez vs. UCLA DE Datone Jones. Martinez is a California kid who dreamed of playing for UCLA. He's coming off a monster game in the Huskers' opener against Southern Miss, racking up 354 yards passing and five touchdowns. He was sacked just once. The Bruins must get Martinez uncomfortable to have a chance against the Huskers' explosive offense, and Jones appears ready to reach his considerable potential after a disruptive effort in the opener against Rice.
PLAYERS TO WATCHNebraska: DT Baker Steinkuhler. The 6-foot-6 senior is off to a strong start after an eight-tackle performance against Southern Miss, his 40th game for the Huskers. He could wreak havoc on a UCLA offensive line likely to have just one senior starter.
UCLA: QB Brett Hundley. The redshirt freshman's college debut was spectacular, starting with a 72-yard TD run on his first snap and concluding with 202 yards passing and two TDs. The Huskers' seasoned defense will be much tougher to crack, but Hundley relishes the chance to test himself.