COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Andrew Baggett has been here before. It's the fall of 2010, a breezy slugfest of an evening, and Lee's Summit North coach Ty Kohl calls on Baggett, his star leg, to attempt a 52-yarder.
"But the kid came back, he had the game-winner against St. Joseph Central for us," Kohl said. "Kicked a 47-yarder in the mud and rain. So he can do it."
It's a different world, a different kind of focus, a different kind of zen. Placekickers need a short memory and a thick skin.
Oh, and brownies. Brownies help.
Fortunately, Baggett, now a redshirt sophomore at Missouri, has got plenty of all three. The last one, the chocolate one, came courtesy of his mother, who brought them for her son late Saturday night after his field-goal miss from 24 yards out off the left upright at Faurot Field -- The Doink Heard 'Round The World -- failed to force a third overtime and sealed a 27-24 loss to South Carolina.
"They still love me," Baggett said as he greeted reporters Monday at ...