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    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    Breaking Down The Numbers: Field Goal Percentage

    National rankings based on 119 teams and the ACC rankings on 12 teams:

    Stat: Field Goal Percentage- FSU had a 79.4% field goal percentage rate in 2007.

    ACC Ranking: 2006- #6 2007- #7

    National Ranking
    : 2006- #65 2007- #33

    Field goal kicker Gary Cismesia or "The Weed" was a kicker that was up and down during his career at FSU. There were times in 2007 that looked as if he had actually made the leap and then he would miss a field goal that would have your head shaking. He however did improve his ranking nationally but in the ACC was ranked lower than he was in 2006.

    With Cismesia gone, Graham Gano may be doing both the field goal and punting duties. The Noles in 2007 did sign 6-5 kicker Shawn Powell who gray shirted this year and will be at FSU in 2008. Powell seems dedicated. He has been working with a kicking coach. According to Powell, the coaches have been working on "... on getting me ready to kick at the college level. They also have been preparing me for being a freshman in college." The Noles are in need of a steady kicker that can kick the big ones in close games.

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