Kickers Save the Day—and the CFP Hopes—of Michigan, TCU

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde With their teams’ seasons on the line, Griffin Kell and Jake Moody delivered. College kickers are their own punchline, with their own hashtag that is invoked on social media weekly. They are maddeningly mortal and endearingly human, capable of missing many kicks that are routinely made at the NFL level. But college kickers can be heroes, too, and a pair of them rescued their teams’ undefeated seasons within minutes of each other Saturday afternoon. At 3:12 p.m. ET, Griffin Kell sent a 40-yard field goal into the Waco air and through the uprights at McLane Stadium to lift TCU past …

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