Thrust into the starting job for the first time when 2011 starter Anthony Fera transferred to Texas, Ficken made only one of his first five field-goal attempts. That included four misses — including the potential game-winner — in a one-point loss at Virginia.
Prior to facing Temple at Beaver Stadium Saturday, Ficken had also missed one extra point and had another blocked.
But he had a perfect day against the Owls, making his only field goal try (a 21-yarder) and all three of his extra points in a 24-13 victory.
Afterward, the sophomore met the media for the first time since the season began. See what he had to sat about the Virginia game, his state of mind and much more.