Friday, November 09, 2007

Succop not on Groza list

South Carolina’s Ryan Succop was left off the list of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza award, bestowed annually on the nation’s best kicker.

Succop was a preseason first-team All-SEC pick, but Tennessee’s Daniel Lincoln is the only kicker from the conference who is a semifinalist. (Six made it from the ACC.)

Succop has made 12-of-16 field goals this season, and all 30 extra points, with a long field goal of 49. The junior’s misses have all been beyond 40 yards, but one of them was a 40-yarder at Tennessee that would have forced a second overtime.

Lincoln made two crucial field goals in that game. He is 16-for-18 on field goal attempts this year, with a long of 48.

I think Succop will go down as the best kicker in USC history when he is done playing but this just has not been his year....not surprised by him being left off though this year.

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