Jags Continue To Prepare For Homecoming Game Against Kent State
The Jaguar football team continues to prepare for their homecoming match-up against Kent State set for Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. One of the positions that was problematic over the last few weeks, the placekicker position, was opened up for competition last week.
Coach Jones looks for more consistency and production at the position after a one-point loss to Troy. Redshirt freshman Aleem Sunanon missed a 22-yard field goal and had an extra point blocked. He also missed another field goal attempt, though it was unofficial due to a penalty giving the Jags a first down giving the the offense a fresh set of downs.
Sunanon is 6-of-11 on the season and has missed three of this last four attempts (four of five unofficially). The misses were from 17, 41 and 22 yards while making a 24-yard attempt in Tennessee.
Competing for the position are Sunanon, redshirt freshman Logan Gunn and freshman walk-on Conner Kammerlocher. Coach Jones will not choose one to fill the placekicker role on Saturday on Saturday until after the final practice on Thursday.
Since the Troy game and continuing through Thursday the coaches are charting everything they do. The position will go to the player who is the most consisten and successful through the two weeks leading up to Kent State.
In a season of close games, a consistent kicker will be the difference between winning and losing.