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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Missouri State Bears Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

September 20, 2014 - Marcelo Bonani kicks 53-yard game winner over Central Arkansas
"There's a long way to the finish line, but Missouri State's football team had an unbelievably magical moment on a steamy Saturday night. 'Unbelievable,' defensive end James Barnes said outside a raucous locker room after the Bears' 33-31 victory over Central Arkansas — won on Marcelo Bonani's 53-yard field goal on the final play of the game. Bonani's career-long kick cleared the crossbar by about a foot. It set off a wild celebration at midfield with Bonani escaping the dog pile of humanity unharmed. 'Kickers have the reputation of being loved or hated,' Bonani said with a smile. He noted a missed extra point earlier in the game that weighed heavily on his mind. 'I was like, this loss will be on me. I'm glad I made it. My team was behind me the whole way,' he added." - News-Leader

April 26, 2014 - Maroon and White spring game
"Chris Sullens, who handled punting duties for both sides, had 9 punts for a 40.3 average. All three place kickers saw action and were perfect on five scoring plays with Bonani converting a field goal and two extra points. Shelby Harris converted a field goal, and T.J. Kroll tacked on an extra point." - KTTS

April 12, 2014 - second spring scrimmage
"A 38-yard field goal attempt by Marcelo Bonani sailed left as the defense applied pressure to keep the third unit from scoring before the break.... Bonani redeemed himself in the second half with a 26-yard field goal, while Shelby Harris booted a 32-yarder through to start the scoring in the final stanza. Bonani, Shelby Harris and T.J. Kroll combined to convert all four extra point attempts the team tried." - Bears

April 5, 2014 - first spring scrimmage
"The MSU kickers were perfect on the day as Marcelo Bonani converted all three extra points he attempted, while Shelby Harris booted a pair of PAT's. There were no field goals attempted on the day." - Bears

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