McCourt didn’t even step on the football field his first two seasons, and he only kicked off once last year. The first field-goal attempt of his college career—from 30 yards out—came just eight weeks ago. He missed it. His second attempt came the next week from 53 yards. He made it. James has made six of his nine field goals this season. He’s made all five of his attempts of 45 yards or more. The 39-yard game-winner was his first make inside of 45 yards. It’s a bizarre stat that he can’t really explain. As of last week, he was only one of two kickers nationally with three or more field goals of at least 50 yards. It’s been worth those three long years of waiting. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say transferring didn’t come into my head,” he says, “but I fell in love with this university.”
Glad I didn't know that before he kicked it...I would have been even more nervous (if that is possible).