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Video: Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken’s Game-Ending Miss

Sep 8, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

Penn State misses kicker Anthony Fera, who left the Nittany Lions this summer via the NCAA’s waiver for players impacted by the sanctions against program. 

Sophomore Sam Ficken didn’t attempt any field goals against Ohio in Week 1, but tried five today.

Unfortunately for Penn State, who lost 17-16 to Virginia in Charlottesville, he missed four of them, including the potential game-winner as time expired. 

Ficken’s misses came from 40, 38, 20 and 42. He also had an extra point blocked, which was kind of crucial considering Penn State lost by just a single point.

Game highlights and his final miss below:

With the loss, Penn State drops to 0-2 under new head coach Bill O’Brien.


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