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K Mike Nugent (Cincinnati Bengals)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by ScarletNGry, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. ScarletNGry

    ScarletNGry Moderator Staff Member

    Is it just me or are we not even moving the ball enough to let Nuge have a shot at putting some points on the board? I just have not seen too many attempts this year as opposed to last year. I know our offense is struggleing but haven't we at least been in field goal range this year?

    Out of pure laziness, I have not checked his official stats for this year, I am just going by what it remember and that just seems like something that we are really missing this year from last year. I recall last year he was kicking alot of field goals early in the year. Funny, last year we all wanted more TDs than FGs, but I think this year we would all be exstatic to get even a couple FGs per game.

    We should be able to get the ball to the 35 yard line at least. Albeit a long attempt, I think Nuge has it in him. That would only encourage the O, just to know that they can put points up from the 35. Don't get me wrong, I would rather have TDs but at this point, a few FGs would be really welcome.
  2. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Last year after 6 games: 11/11
    This year after 6 games: 8/9
  3. ScarletNGry

    ScarletNGry Moderator Staff Member

    well dam, I guess there really isn't that much difference then. It just seems to me he played a much larger role last year.

    Thanks for the stats Cleve.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye Pork cue pine Staff Member

    Last year after 6 games: 11/11
    This year after 6 games: 8/9


    I think these stats are a bit misleading. We were scoring a ton more TDs last year in the first six games, and thus didn't need to kick many FGs. This year, we don't have many FGs after six games because we're not even getting into FG position.
  5. antosu

    antosu Newbie

    I think he played a bigger roll last year too. It was because when we couldn't get 7, we got 3. Now we cant get 7 or get in position for 3. But somehow, we have a decent record so whatever !
  6. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    I had a perfect side view of the Nuge's 53 yarder yesterday. It cleared the cross bar by at least 15 feet. It would've landed 10 rows deep if the net wasn't up. There was a breeze at his back, although the wind wasn't really that strong in the North end until you got above the C deck stands.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    Mike Nugent, best OSU kicker ever?

    Not exactly shocking news but when you look at the numbers it's nice to know we are seeing a "best ever" at OSU.

    FIELD GOAL RECORDS

    Consecutive Field Goals Made
    24 Mike Nugent 13 games ...... 2001-02
    15 Vlade Janakievski 5 games ........ 1979-80
    10 Dan Stultz 4 games .............. 2000
    10 Vlade Janakievski 8 games ........ 1978-79

    Field Goals Made – Career
    59 Dan Stultz 91 att. ........... 1996-00
    49 Tim Williams 77 att. ........... 1990-93
    48 Mike Nugent 61 att. ........... 2001-03
    41 Vlade Janakievski 61 att. ........... 1977-80
    39 Rich Spangler 63 att. ........... 1982-85
    36 Josh Jackson 49 att. ........... 1993-96
    30 Pat O’Morrow 47 att. ..... 1986, 88-89

    Field Goals Attempted – Season
    29 Tim Williams 16 made .............. 1992
    28 Mike Nugent 25 made .............. 2002
    25 Dan Stultz 13 made .............. 1998
    25 Dan Stultz 15 made .............. 1997
    24 Dan Stultz 19 made .............. 2000
    23 Pat O’Morrow 18 made .............. 1988
    23 Tom Skladany 8 made ................ 1976
    22 Vlade Janakievski 15 made .............. 1980
    21 Vlade Janakievski 18 made .............. 1979
    20 Matt Frantz 15 made .............. 1986

    Field Goals Attempted – Career
    91 Dan Stultz 59 made ........ 1996-00
    77 Tim Williams 49 made ........ 1990-93
    63 Rich Spangler 39 made ........ 1982-85
    61 Mike Nugent 48 made ........ 2001-03
    61 Vlade Janakievski 41 made ........ 1977-80
    49 Josh Jackson 36 made ........ 1993-96
    47 Pat O’Morrow 30 made .. 1986, 88-89

    Field Goal Percentage – Season (Min. 5 made)
    .893 Mike Nugent 25-28 .................. 2002
    .857 Vlade Janakeivski 18-21 .................. 1979
    .842 Mike Nugent 16-19 .................. 2003
    .824 Josh Jackson 14-17 .................. 1994
    .792 Dan Stultz 19-24 .................. 2000
    .783 Pat O’Morrow 18-23 .................. 1988
    .750 Dan Stultz 12-16 .................. 1999
    .750 Paul Allen 6-8 ...................... 1983
    .750 Matt Frantz 15-20 .................. 1986
    .750 Tom Klaban 9-12 .................... 1974

    Field Goal Percentage – Career (Min. 20 made)
    .787 Mike Nugent 48-61 ............ 2001-03
    .735 Josh Jackson 36-49 ............ 1993-96
    .676 Matt Frantz 25-37 ............ 1986-87
    .672 Vlade Janakievski 41-61 ............ 1977-80
    .648 Dan Stultz 59-91 ............ 1996-00
    .645 Bob Atha 20-31 ...... 1978-79, 81
    .638 Pat O’Morrow 30-47 ...... 1986, 88-89


    If you project out his career numbers for 2004, he will have about 20 attempts which should give him 16 more FG's this year. It will probably be much higher than that because I am using his stats as a FR.

    BTW,if you take out all the numbers from his true FR season(7 of 14) he would still only need 19 FG's this year to be the all time leader in that category and his career FG% would be an unheard of .872!!!!

    Like I said, it's not news that he is great, but I just like to point it out when someone is doing something historically significant at tOSU.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2004
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye Pork cue pine Staff Member

    Excellent research! As you say, it can easily be said that he's the best we've ever had, and could be one of the best of all-time in all of college football if he has a great senior year.
  9. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Excellent post. It's great to see this, and I appreciate the statistical follow-up. Man, one month from today. I can't wait to yell "NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!"
  10. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster

    Looks like Nuge is going to pass my man Stultz by the end of the year. I still remember when Dan tried a 70+ yarder against my team in HS. He missed but that was crazy.
  11. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    Definitely the best that I have seen at tOSU. I am too young to remember Janakievski, but he's the only one who you could make an argument for.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2004
  12. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Nice research Jax. Nuuuuuuuuuge has been a special player at OSU. One of the few kickers that transcend the title "kicker" and has become a player and a difference maker.
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Just wanted to add a couple of things, if you take his SO and JR numbers and project them to 2004 he should hit 18 of 21 with 37 XP's in a 12 game season.

    If that holds true he will finish his career with 7 more FG's than #2 on 9 less attempts. That would also put his career FGP at .805 which is nearly 3/4 of a point higher than #2 (.735).

    Also, he currently has 254 career points. Pete Johnson is the all time OSU point leader with 348. Nuge only needs 95 points this year(he scored 120 and 86 the last 2 years) to become the all time leader in this category as well.

    His career could end today and the case could be made he is the best ever, if he comes anywhere near his projections this year you can go ahead and paint the endzones.
  14. edbuck51

    edbuck51 SoCal Buckeye

    Maybe if he does all that he will beat out that kid from Purdue is being touted as the All Big Ten kicker.
  15. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Nuge

    nice DDN article

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