Found September 08, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
There is a funny thing about kickers in football. No matter how many kicks one may miss in the first 59 minutes of a game, it always has a way to ensure that the one opportunity that comes in the final minute can erase the pains leading up to it. For Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, that opportunity was there to rewrite the game story on the final play of the game at Virginia, but a last second field goal attempt sailed wide left and Penn State dropped to 0-2 with a 17-16 defeat at Virginia Saturday afternoon. Ficken was 1-for-5 on field goal attempts, and a missed extra point attempt in the fourth quarter would come back to haunt Penn State as Virginia took the lead on their final extra appoint attempt of the day. Rather than see the game head to overtime following the missed field goal attempt as the clock expired, Virginia celebrated the one-point victory. Penn State opened the scoring midway through the first quarter with Matt McGloin connecting on an eight-yard touchdown pass ov...
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