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    Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    ISU slammed another kick into the uprights again last night. Over the years the Cyclones have been great at hitting the crossbars and their kicks not bouncing through. At the same time, I can not recall a single time that an opponent has hit the cross bar when the ball didn't bounce through.

    Maybe ISU should sanction the NCAA for a rule change: 5 point for hitting the crossbar, after all, if you did it on purpose it would be impressive.



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Yeah, hitting the post is difficult. We should get some bonus points for doing it. However, do we have to "call our shot" (like a swish in H-O-R-S-E)?

    It is a good thing that the Oklahoma State kick went so high that it didn't hit the upright.



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    ISU slammed another kick into the uprights again last night. Over the years the Cyclones have been great at hitting the crossbars and their kicks not bouncing through. At the same time, I can not recall a single time that an opponent has hit the cross bar when the ball didn't bounce through.

    Maybe ISU should sanction the NCAA for a rule change: 5 point for hitting the crossbar, after all, if you did it on purpose it would be impressive.
    Might be easier to just recruit a kicker thats worth a ****.


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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    One former ISU kicker used to warm up by kicking the ball from the goal line into the upright. He would then move back 5 yards at a time each time hitting the upright. He would say if you can't hit the upright from 10,15 or 20, then how are you going to make a fg from 50. I think that was Shudak.


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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    3rd time was the charm on field goals



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    If the offense was giving gim medium range kicks I bet theyd go in instead of off the uprights. All the missed kicks have been long distance this year.



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    All these damn kickers and their missed chip shots! The offense is doing their part, the kickers need to do theirs!



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Actually, it should be like that "Between the sheets" game that I lost so much money playing at ISU. If the same card comes up as one of the "sheet" cards, you pay double, right? In football, they should make you lose three points if you hit the crossbar or the uprights.


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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    All these damn kickers and their missed chip shots! The offense is doing their part, the kickers need to do theirs!
    They were 45+ yard field goals. Those aren't chip shots unless we recently recruited the Sea Bass's son.


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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Nation-wide, only about 30% of kicks are made from 45+ yards (ball snapped from the 35 yard line) and the percentage quickly decreases as you move farther out. The 50% point happens around 37 yards (ball snapped from the 27 yard line). The data I have only shows the yardline where the ball was snapped, so you have to manually add the 10 yards of the end zone, and if you want to also add the ~7 yards where the tee goes you could do that too.

    Bottom line is these are NOT chip-shot field goals that everyone else's kickers are making, and the majority of kickers with significantly higher percentages are kicking from much closer to the uprights.


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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    This used to be a red shirt freshman 2 years ago...why did he leave?
    See 47 yard FG by Chris Moore on ESPN He currently has hit from 40, 44, and 47 and is the leaduing scorer at Northwestern State
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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    I actually thought Cole struck them pretty well. He probably just has to get some nerves out still.



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I actually thought Cole struck them pretty well. He probably just has to get some nerves out still.
    He will be accurate by the end of the season. He is young and inexperienced.


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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I actually thought Cole struck them pretty well. He probably just has to get some nerves out still.
    This. They looked good for distance and height just pulled left. Didn't look like it hooked or anything. Looked like me with driver, "Nice hit Russ but I think that is out of play on the left".



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    Re: Hitting kicks into the goal posts.....

    I thought on the first it looked like the defender sort of forced it left when rushing in. Maybe he caught that out of the corner of his eye.

    Ease up on him a little. He didn't miss the kicks against Missouri way back when. He had the distance and will get better.


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