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Buckeyes, Longhorns Expect To Get Their Kicks

Ryan Pretorius

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is well-known in football circles for the emphasis he puts on special teams play. He has an ally in that belief in Texas head coach Mack Brown, which means that both teams in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl expect to be solid in the kicking game. If one is not, it could decide the game.

Flash back to Oct. 11 to find out just how important special teams can be to a football game. Very quickly, Texas' big moment in the spotlight was going bad. The fifth-ranked Longhorns were trailing to No. 1 Oklahoma 14-3 early in the second quarter during their showcase game – and yet another meeting in the Red River Rivalry – and needed to change momentum. Jordan Shipley came to the rescue... Recommended Stories

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