Anu Solomon is never one to be completely happy with his performance, but the popular opinion seems to be that his performance against Washington State last weekend was his best of the season.
"I’ll have a different opinion," Solomon said. "There’s different things I could have done to shorten up the drives and all in all just trusting the calls.
It felt good getting of to a fast start. It is something that we have always wanted to do since day one, since the first game. We finally did it and we just have to keep it going."
Arizona will head to the road and the Wildcats have been successful in opposing stadiums, which does not surprise Solomon.
"I think of being comfortable in the uncomfortable," he said. "We practiced that the entire summer and spring ball. Coach always helps us to overcome adversity and come together and we encourage each other on the road."
Solomon admits that there may be more hype than usual surrounding Saturday's game, but does not want to buy into it.
"It’s just like any other game," he said. "This is a great team that is fundamentally sound and all athletic. They are a pretty good quad and we can’t take them lightly. It does feel hyped up and we feel it, but we can’t get into the mix."
When discussing the challenges UCLA's defense presents, Solomon has nothing but positives to say about the Bruins.
"They’re athletic, fundamentally sound monsters," he said. "They’re big, strong, fast. We have to come out fast and we have to stay hungry.
"You see them on T.V and all the national hype they get, but if you want to be the best you have to beat the best."