Nebraska kicker Drew Brown has a career first half against Southern Miss on Saturday. A first half most kickers can only dream about. Brown tied a NCAA record with five field goals, including a 50-yarder as the Huskers went into the break.
On Sunday, he was thinking about the ones he missed.
Brown missed two field goals in the second half, including one with under a minute left to play that would have put the game out of reach for the Golden Eagles. The kick was blocked.
"I left six points on the field that would have made a huge difference in the game," said Brown.
The kicker is now 15-for-15 on extra points and 8-for-12 on field goals in 2015. Three of his misses have come from 40+ out, where he is 4-for-7 on the year.
Brown is also handling kickoff duties this season, which is just another area of his game he watches on film.
"I watch it from a few different angles. One from the side. One from behind and one from in front," said Brown. "I mostly just look at the flight of the ball, operation time from start to kick. I watch my kickoffs a lot as well to see the flight of the ball. I usually watch it for one or two days and then move on to the next game."