Missouri kicker, punter off to good starts

 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri is 2-0 heading into Saturday's game against Furman, thanks in no small part to the Tigers' kicking game.

New kicker Grant Ressel and punter Jake Harry IV were solid in the opener against Illinois and played pivotal roles in the 27-20 come-from-behind win over Bowling Green last Saturday.

Ressel made two field goals and three extra points. Harry averaged 45.4 yards on seven punts, including a 69-yarder that coach Gary Pinkel called a "game-changer."

Ressel is in the difficult spot of replacing 1 of the most accurate kickers in NCAA history. In three seasons at Missouri, Jeff Wolfert was a 2-time All-Big 12 selection who was 185 for 185 on extra point tries and 59 for 72 on field goal tries.

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