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Justin Myer will kick for Hokies

1/3/2012

NEW ORLEANS — Justin Myer will start at placekicker for Virginia Tech against Michigan in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Tuesday, coach Frank Beamer said at his final pre-game news conference before the game.

"Justin's kicked well the last couple of days," Beamer said. "We're going to dress out Conor Goulding. He's had a good week at practice also. But my plan right now is to kick Justin Myer."

The kicking game remains one of Beamer's main concerns heading into the game, but he said he's confident in Myer's abilities after a week of practice here. Myer is 0-for-2 this season in field goals, and while he has one of the strongest legs on the team, he has struggled with his accuracy. He's played in all 13 games this year and has kicked off 73 times for a 66.8 yard average with 31 touchbacks.