He's still, to some extent, hiding out. Kevin Jordan still isn't drawing extra defensive attention, and it's paying off for him.
The UCLA wide receiver has caught 28 passes for 458 yards and three touchdowns, best in the Pacific 10 and second nationally in yards per game to Nevada Las Vegas' Randy Gatewood.
And he is accomplishing all that as UCLA's primary receiver in most situations, given that All-American J.J. Stokes continues to be out because of a thigh bruise.
He has become quarterback Wayne Cook's main target, catching all three of Cook's touchdown passes.
But, he says, there is no extra pressure. "Not in the games," Jordan said. "I guess they don't know about me yet. But, yes, I feel it before the games."
The problem, he said, is understanding his limits.
"I really can only do what Kevin can do," he said. "I can't do what Kevin and J.J. can do. Some guys are going to have to step up."
UCLA has had 12 players catch a pass, but only Jordan has gone over 100 yards for the season. Stokes is second with 97 yards in seven catches over parts of two games.
Jordan has moved to 10th on the all-time UCLA list with 91 catches, one behind Reggie Moore. Jordan's 1,220 yards for his career rank 11th on that list.
UCLA put in extra time on punt protection Wednesday, with Aaron Anderson stepping in at the right end for Aaron Roques. That's the position Washington State went through to block a punt Saturday and Nebraska used to deflect one a week ago. . . . Sentencing for defensive back Tommy Bennett, who pleaded no-contest to felony charges of grand theft and making a false financial statement, has been postponed a second time, to Monday.