Buckley earns Navy's kicking duties this week

October, 1, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson


Navy is hoping its kicking woes are solved this week.

Junior Joe Buckley has regained the starting kicking duties this week against Air Force after losing the kicking duties a week ago.

Buckley, who started the season as the No. 1 kicker, has missed two of his three field goal attempts this season, both were inside 35 yards. However, during practice this week, Buckley made all six of his attempts from 39 and 42 yards.

Sophomore Jon Teague kicked during last week’s 38-22 win over Western Kentucky and made a kick from 31 yards and missed one from 32 yards. During practice on Wednesday, he missed his final kick, the only kick he missed in practice all week.

"Hopefully we don't have this discussion again next week," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo told media. "Hopefully Buckley kicks good this week."

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