No regrets: Iowa's Keith Duncan has no remorse for blowing kisses at Huskers after game-winning kick in 2019
Whether it was his intention or not, Iowa kicker Keith Duncan added quite a bit of fuel to the rivalry game with Nebraska. It wasn’t just his game-winning kick from last season, but the celebration that threw gasoline on the fire.
Duncan drilled a 48-yard field goal with a second left in the game to lift the Hawkeyes to a 27-24 road victory over the Huskers. It was Iowa’s ninth win of the 2019 regular season and the Hawkeyes’ fifth-straight victory over Nebraska in the head-to-head series.
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After converting the kick, Duncan blew kisses to the Huskers bench:
Dikembe Finger Wag + Kiss to Nebraska Sideline + "Are You Not Entertained" all in 1 celebration.
KEITH DUNCAN FOR HEISMAN. pic.twitter.com/NOshHYiNFg
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) November 29, 2019
Some Hawkeye fans didn’t like it. Husker fans really didn’t like it. But Duncan says he has no regrets about his epic postgame celebration at the end of last season. According to The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman, the Iowa kicker wishes the celebration would’ve lasted longer.
Dochterman tweeted out Duncan’s comment about the game-winning field goal and celebration from last season.
Iowa kicker Keith Duncan said he’d change nothing about blowing a kiss toward Nebraska’s sideline after his game-winning FG last year.
In fact, he said if he could do it all again, he make the celebration last longer.
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) October 6, 2020
It’s hard to blame Duncan for that reaction. Beating a rival opponent on the road in the final game of the season is an exhilarating feeling. Containing your emotions in that situation can’t be easy.
Duncan’s game-winning kick was a highlight in an incredible year. The Iowa kicker drilled 29-of-34 field goal attempts, averaging more than 2 made attempts per game. He was also perfect on all extra point attempts, converting on all 32 tries.