October 20, 2013 |
Matthew Aven , a freshman kicker at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, tied the NCAA Division III record for longest field goal Saturday, making a 62-yarder against host Cal Lutheran. The kick came with 1:05 left in the second quarter in Thousand Oaks. The 62-yard field goal ties the record established by Dom Antonini of Rowan University in 1976. Aven is five for eight on the season and has made kicks from 50, 53 and 62 yards. He made a 50-yard field goal earlier in the game. Cal Lutheran won, 20-6.
December 17, 2013 |
Justin Tucker is the man for the Baltimore Ravens. With the game - and quite possibly the entire season - on the line Monday night against the Detroit Lions, Coach John Harbaugh didn't turn to quarterback Joe Flacco, the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the highest-paid player in NFL history. Nope. On fourth-and-eight with 38 seconds remaining and the Ravens trailing by one, Harbaugh decided to let the guy who had accounted for all 15 of his team's points that night and who had made 32 straight field goals on the season attempt one more.
November 16, 2013 |
Big call by interim Coach Ed Orgeron. Big catch by hobbled Marqise Lee. Huge field goal by much-maligned USC kicker Andre Heidari. All of that in the final seconds, before a sellout crowd of 93,607 at the Coliseum, equaled a 20-17 victory for USC over No. 4 Stanford on Saturday night. The result broke a four-game Stanford winning streak against USC -- and made it just that much tougher for USC to to hire anyone other than Orgeron to be its next head coach. Heidari, who missed an extra point in the first quarter in a continuation of a season-long struggle, drove a 47-yard field goal right through the center of the goal posts with 19 seconds left in the game.
September 17, 2000 |
Darryl Kaminsky kicked a 27-yard field goal with six minutes 26 seconds left to lift Fountain Valley to a 17-14 intersectional victory over Carson Saturday night at Orange Coast College. Kaminsky, who had not kicked in the game because of a pulled quadriceps, was given an ultimatum by his coach, Eric Johnson, after a junior varsity kicker missed the point-after attempt on the Barons' first touchdown. And Kaminsky made good, as Fountain Valley defeated the defending City Section champions.
November 7, 1997 |
Sophomore linebacker Matt Abrams had never played a down of varsity football or kicked more than a couple of field goals for the Los Alamitos junior varsity team. But Thursday at Veterans Stadium, while breathing new life into the Griffins, he became another figure in a growing cast of characters that has turned Edison's season upside down.
November 30, 1986 |
In an embarrassing mistake, CBS was showing its national audience a commercial Saturday while Notre Dame's John Carney was kicking his game-winning field goal against USC. The field goal was shown on tape after the commercial. A network spokesman said an extra 60 seconds were handed over to the affiliates and that nothing could be done to cut back to the game. An attempt was made by CBS to lengthen the timeout, but the officials didn't grant it, the spokesman said.