Michigan State kicker Matt Coghlin has seen all the highs and lows that come with being a collegiate kicker, and he was able to experience the joys of a game-winner Saturday night.

The senior kicker has made 73.4% of his kicks, but he has not been immune to struggles. As a junior, Coghlin made 22-of-32 kicks (68.8%) during Mark Dantonio’s final season, and he has missed 4 kicks in the first 4 games for the Spartans. That includes a miss from Saturday’s game against Nebraska, though the snap and hold were botched from the get-go.

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Fortunately, Michigan State provided an opportunity for Coghlin to win the game from close range in overtime. Prior to the kick, head coach Mel Tucker said Coghlin had a simple message for him.

Tucker went on to discuss the kind of veteran presence that Coghlin brings to the Spartans:

Hopefully, that will not be the last big kick from Coghlin this season. Michigan State moves on to face Western Kentucky in Week 5.