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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Big Kickers on Campus, 2011 week 1

A summary of notable kicking during the first week of the 2011 college football season:

Sophomore kicker Aaron Jones hit a 37 yard field goal with 1:04 remaining to give Baylor an upset 50-48 win over 14th ranked TCU.
"I looked at [Jones] right before the placement. He just nodded his head and said, ‘this is what I do,” and I said, ‘you’re damn right.’" - holder Brody Trahan
Senior kicker Kyle Major's four field goals, including a 40 yard game winner late in the fourth quarter, helped lead Colorado State University-Pueblo to a 26-24 upset win over West Texas A&M.
"I felt good in warm-ups and I had the wind at my back. With Joe [Campton at center] and Ross [as holder], it's routine and we just did our jobs."
Sophomore kicker James Neal's 21 yard field goal on the final play of the game gave Lindenwood a 22-20 victory over Northern Colorado.

Freshman kicker Spenser Hotaling's 14 yard overtime field goal gave Susquehanna a 33-30 win over Wilkes.

Senior kicker Danny Hrapmann hit a 49 yard field goal with 2:32 left in the game to give Southern Mississippi a 19-17 win over Louisiana Tech

Junior kicker Mauricio Alfonso's 32 yard field goal with seven seconds remaining gave Chapman a 16-14 victory over Whitworth.
“My buddy Jimmy Adranly [Chapman punter] was keeping me composed. We weren't fearing it one bit.”
Freshman kicker Mark Moore made a 49 yard field goal as time expired to give Salve Regina University a 25-22 win over Union College.

Senior kicker Will Davis made a 23 yard field goal to give Bridgewater a 20-17 overtime victory over St. Vincent.

Junior kicker Brett Maher hit four field goals (50,  48, 34 & 21 yards) in Nebraska's 40-7 win over Tennessee-Chattanooga.
"I think it provided me with some motivation, but at the same time, I understand what a great career [Alex Henery] had, and to go out there and expect to have a career like him is probably a little bit far-fetched. So I just tried to stay grounded."
If we missed someone that should be on the above list, please let us know!


Anonymous said...

Erik Folk of Washington was 3-for-3 last weekend, going from 53, 47, and 40 yards. The 53-yarder was the longest ever by a UW player in Husky Stadium. His effort helped UW avoid a huge upset as they edged Eastern Washington 30-27.

Mike Herman said...

The following was brought to my attention:

Cody Journell, red-shirt sophomore at Virginia Tech, hit 9 for 9 PATs and 1 for 1 field goal (28-yd) for a total of 12 pts in his first game, to help VT win 66-13 over Appalachian State in Blacksburg, VA.

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