Oklahoma Sooners freshman kicker Austin Seibert enters Orange Bowl confident

Always confident - sometimes cocky, Seibert wants the chance at a big field goal if the moment calls for it.

Austin Seibert has hit a game-winning kick before, but even in his sometimes overly confident mind, the extra point in high school didn’t really count. Oklahoma's freshman kicker would like to hit a field goal – short or long – with everything on the line.

In what is likely going to be an offensive shootout against Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Seibert could get that chance. He’s ready for it.

“That definitely has crossed my mind,” Seibert said. “I think when that does come, you just need to be confident in yourself. . . . In that time and point of the game, you have to be kind of cocky about it too. You have to want to go out there and make that kick.”

Seibert said he would have been excited to try a game-winner against @Tennessee, despite the nerves that were bubbling up inside of him in front of more than 100,000 people. For Seibert, his demeanor likely gives him the best chance. He’s always pretty confident in his abilities.

Seibert made all 10 of his first kicks this season, setting a program record for consecutive makes to start a career. But he’s missed at least one field goal in five of Oklahoma’s last six games.

Still, Seibert wants that shot.

“You can’t really teach that. You have to be hungry for it,” Seibert said. “I’ve never had a game-winner. So I’m hungry for it. If it has to come down to it, I’m willing to go out there and give it a shot.”

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