COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- If we've learned anything this season, it's the value of a kicker. Thank Alabama, Boise State and Oklahoma State for that.
In a defensive battle like we've seen tonight, Texas A&M's Randy Bullock has provided the Aggies with a nice cushion while Texas' offense has floundered.
After drilling field goals of 49 yards and a career-high 52 yards, he's put the Aggies up 13-0 and become the school's all-time single-season leader in field goals with 23. Bullock's made 23 of 27 kicks this year, and might make a little more history if the Aggies continue at this pace.
Bullock needed 14 points tonight to tie the school record in scoring of 128 points set by Joel Hunt back in 1927.
With his seven points tonight, including a PAT on the opening possession, Bullock is at 121.
He's been the unlikeliest of heroes to this point, but this would be a much more nerve-wracking game if it was only 7-0.
Kicks of 49 yards and longer are anything but a gimme in the college game.
So far, Bullock's been the difference.