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Alabama's kicker Smelley redeemed himself after missing 4 field goals during the first LSU game.
Forget the year of the QB, this has been the year of the kickers.
Let's look at seven of the most high-profile games that came down to field goals.
1) Nov. 5, LSU vs. Alabama—LSU wins 9-6 in overtime.
2) Nov. 19, USC vs. Oregon—Oregon misses a field goal in the final seconds to lose 38-35.
3) Jan. 3, Michigan vs. Virginia Tech—Virginia Tech misses a field goal in OT to lose to Michigan 23-20 in the Sugar Bowl.
4) Dec. 1, West Virginia vs. South Florida— West Virginia makes a field goal in the final seconds to bear USF 30-27 and earn its trip to the Orange Bowl.
5) Nov. 24, Texas vs. Texas A&M—Texas kicks a game-winning field goal in a 27-25 victory over Texas A&M in possibly the last game between the in-state rivals.'
6) Jan. 2, Stanford vs. Oklahoma State— Stanford misses a field goal in OT in a 41-38 loss to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl.
7) Nov. 1, Boise State vs. TCU—Boise State misses a last-second field goal to lose to TCU 36-35 and dash all hopes of playing in the BCS title game.