Penn State’s flight home across the Atlantic Ocean was likely a smooth one. You can thank kicker Sam Ficken for that one. Ficken successfully kicked all four of his field goal attempts on the pitch in Dublin, Ireland, and Penn State needed every one of those 12 points to get past UCF in the Croke Park Classic. Ficken’s fourth field goal was a game-winning field goal as time expired...
Penn State kicker Sam Ficken has had an up-and-down career in Happy Valley. Like many kickers, he has made some big kicks, but he has also missed his fair share of kicks ever since being named Penn State’s starting kicker in 2012.
Today, Ficken nailed four field goals — including the game-winner — to help lead the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 victory over Central Florida in Dublin...
The James Franklin era began in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, and the Nittany Lions’ new coach was able to celebrate a last-play win over the UCF Knights. His kicker, Sam Ficken, was straight and true on a field goal at the final gun.
Here was the moment coach and kicker shared together, at 0:26 of this clip:
Video courtesy of Blue and White Illustrated
Jet lag will be much easier to bear for James Franklin, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken when Penn State returns from Dublin.The Nittany Lions...
This was a good game, we thought UCF just led themselves to a game winning touchdown drive, but Penn State had other plans. With three seconds Sam Ficken made the game winning field goal. Penn State won 26-24 in a week 1 thriller.
Penn State started the college football season with a BANG!
After a crazy back and forth game between Penn State and UCF, Penn State came through with the win. With about 3 seconds left on the clock, kicker Sam Ficken went for the field goal from 30 yards and sent PSU into the win.
Kicken with Ficken!
College Football is OFFICIALLY underway! Rejoice!
The post Penn State...
The special teams problems that cost Penn State in its loss to Nebraska went beyond a couple of missed kicks.
Sam Ficken missed an extra point in the first quarter and a 37-yard field goal attempt in overtime as the Nittany Lions lost 23-20 on Saturday.
Ficken's overtime miss wasn't a game-winning attempt, but it allowed Nebraska to keep the ball in the middle of the field...
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November 24, 2013
Sam Ficken, Mr. Reliable. Seriously.
The Penn State kicker whom some Nittany Lions fans wanted to run out of Happy Valley last year has made 13 straight field goal attempts after starting the season by going 3 for 3 in a win against Syracuse.
''I couldn't be more confident in my ability,'' Ficken said Saturday after the Nittany Lions won 23-17 at MetLife Stadium...
Last week, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien won his first game.
This week, he extended his winning streak to two games. It’s might not seem like much, but it’s a start.
Matt McGloin’s three touchdowns led Penn State past Temple.
Senior quarterback Matt McGloin threw for 318 yards and accounted for three scores as Penn State (2-2) beat Temple (1-2), 24-13 at Beaver Stadium on...
Penn State is sticking with kicker Sam Ficken.
The sophomore had an extra-point attempt blocked and missed four kicks in last week's 17-16 loss at Virginia, including the potential game-winner from 42 yards in a heavy drizzle.
Coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that Ficken is working hard to improve. He said everything else needs to get better, too, like the protection, snaps...
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August 28, 2012