Dan Malone has a story in the Springfield Republican today on the struggles this season for place kicker Blake Lucas. Lucas missed a pair of long-distance field goals in the Miami (Ohio) win, but was able to convert a 25-yard kick. This year, he has missed on four kicks of 44+ yards, however, he is a perfect 7-for-7 on PAT's (14-of-15 in two seasons).
"I have a lot of confidence in Blake," Molnar said during his weekly appearance on the Mid-American Conference coaches teleconference. "I think Blake has confidence in himself, and his teammates certainly have confidence in him."