Mizzou's Andrew Baggett earns multiple recognitions
From the University of Missouri
Football sophomore placekicker
Andrew Baggett (Lee's Summit, Mo.) has been recognized nationally for
his record-breaking kicking performance in Mizzou's 36-17 win over
then-No. 22 Florida last Saturday. The Tiger earned "Star of the Week"
status from the Lou Groza National Collegiate Placekicker
Award, as well as National Specialist of the Week honors from the
College Football Performance Awards.
broke Mizzou's single-game scoring record for kickers with 18 points in
the victory over the Gators, fueled
by a school-record tying five field goals (43, 19, 39, 33, 28). Baggett
also tapped in three PATs. The previous record mark in the category was
16 points by Jeff Jacke against Kansas in 1992 (5 FGs, 1 PAT).
is currently the leading scorer in the Southeastern Conference, based
on his league-best per-game scoring average
of 10.0 points per contest. Additionally, Baggett continues to be a big
weapon in the field position battle, as his 41 touchbacks on kickoffs
are most in the nation. His touchback percentage of 71.9% ranks seventh
in the country
No. 5 Mizzou (7-0) heads into its Homecoming week and will face No. 20 South Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 26, with a 6
p.m. kickoff on ESPN2. Ticket information can be found at MUTigers.com.
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