Kicking an Unfamiliar Problem at No. 15 Texas 10/9/12
AUSTIN, Texas (AP)
Texas coach Mack Brown has an unfamiliar problem: The Longhorns' field goal kicking is not good.
For years, good kicking at Texas was simply taken for granted. Scholarship players and walk-ons alike made Texas 9-0 in the Brown era when the Longhorns needed a field goal in the final two minutes to win, including a Rose Bowl victory, a Big 12 championship and bragging rights to end a century-old rivalry with Texas A&M.
But field goals are less than a 50-50 shot through the first five games this season, raising concerns that Texas (4-1, 1-1) kickers simply can't be counted on in crunch time with Oklahoma next on the schedule.