Rivalry week has come and gone and now the focus is on the conference championships this coming weekend. But before we press fast forward, let’s honor some of the top kickers from an action-packed rivalry week.
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Here we go with Week 13’s Kickers of the Week:
Joseph Charlton – South Carolina
The Gamecocks were massive underdogs on Saturday while hosting the Clemson Tigers. Throughout much of the game, they played the part as well. Charlton was a bright spot though for South Carolina. He punted seven times, averaging 52.7 yards per kick.
Additionally, he landed two of those kicks inside of the Clemson 20-yard line, backing up that dangerous offense. On top of all of that, Charlton and his coverage team allowed zero return yards to the quick and speedy Tiger returners. A crucial part of the game plan against Clemson was executed to perfection by Charlton.
Jake Bailey – Stanford
Another punter who played a huge role for his team was Jake Bailey of Stanford. Also sending the ball deep seven times, Bailey averaged 50.4 yards per kick. Three of those pinned Notre Dame inside of their own 20-yard line.
His busy first half helped the Cardinal fend off the Fighting Irish offense and keep the game close. Stanford broke the game open in the fourth quarter and sent the eighth ranked Fighting Irish home with a loss.
Matt Coghlin – Michigan State
The first place kicker on the list was perfect on the day hitting all four of his field goal attempts. Coghlin converted from 26, 26, 46, and 32 for the Spartans as they took care of Rutgers 40-7. In addition to those field goals, he added four extra points, scoring 16 points, leading his team in scoring on the afternoon.
Matt Ammendola – Oklahoma State
Also adding 16 points for his team was Matt Ammendola for Oklahoma State. He hit all three of his field goal attempts from 43, 36, and 49 yards, as well as seven extra points. It was a solid day for Ammendola and the Cowboys as they took care of Kansas 58-17.
Michael Dickson – Texas
If there is anyone in the country who has been as good this year as Michael Dickson, I have yet to find them. The Longhorn had another phenomenal day, punting nine times for a 50.9 yard average. Seven…yes you read that right…SEVEN of his nine kicks were downed inside of the Texas Tech 20-yard line. That doesn’t even count a 67-yard blast that made its way into the endzone for a touchback. It has been quite the year for Dickson and I expect him to be taking home some hardware come December.
Well that is all for the regular season. Check back in after the Conference Championships for a season-ending, Kickers of The Year edition.