Placekicker Cade Foster had himself a great game on Saturday against Ole Miss. On a day when Alabama’s offense struggled — they gained 434 yards, yes, but 108 of those came on two touchdown runs — Foster hit three field goals to give the Crimson Tide a 9-0 halftime lead.
The second of his made kicks was from 53 yards out, a mark that bests his previous personal record, set against Florida Atlantic last season, by one yard. Foster spoke about his record-setting kick after the game:
It felt pretty solid. The snap by Cole Mazza, the true freshman, did a great job for us. He’s right on point. AJ (McCarron) had a perfect hold and the operation felt really smooth and I was pleased with it. It felt like it was right down the middle (AL.com).
The three field goals he made also marked a personal best for kicks made in a single game.
While talking about kickers isn’t exactly exciting stuff for most football fans, it is undeniable that a top-ranked team really benefits from a strong kicking game. (Isn’t that right, Oregon fans?)