Thirty-three players have kicked a field goal that has either won the game or tied the score on the last play of regulation or overtime since the start of the 2005 season, according to Marty Couvillon of cfbstats.com. But nobody can compare to what Fresno State freshman Kevin Goessling accomplished last Saturday.
Goessling's 58-yard field goal as time expired gave the Bulldogs a 30-28 victory over Utah State. It also was the longest clutch field since the start of the 2005 season. Marty has a complete list available on his site, but here is a partial look.
Could not let the week pass without a look at the incredible feat of Fresno State freshman Kevin Goessling, who kicked a 58-yard field goal on the final play to lift the Bulldogs past Utah State, 30-28. The video starts with Utah State taking a 28-27 lead with 38 seconds left, then jumps to Goessling's kick.
The end of Saturday night's Hawaii-Fresno State game was a beaut. The Bulldogs overcame six turnovers and a 17-point deficit to forge a 29-29 tie at the end of regulation. All Hawaii had to do was overcome the officials.
Fresno had the ball first and after three plays, set up for a field goal by freshman Kevin Goessling. That's where we pick up this video.
Goessling misses, but baits the referee to call a running into the kicker penalty, setting up a second opportunity for Goessling. Guess what? He missed again.
Hawaii's Dan Kelly then booted the winner from 33 yards, giving the Warriors their first road victory over a ranked opponent.
Interesting fact: Hawaii was penalized 10 times for 82 yards. Fresno State was not penalized.