Top performances of 2012: Andrew Furney

February, 12, 2013
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We're looking at some of the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2012.

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Who and against whom: Washington State kicker Andrew Furney -- owner of the second-longest field in goal in college football in 2012 (unrelated to this game) -- helped cap the largest comeback in Apple Cup history with a perfect day between the pipes.

The numbers: Furney went 3-for-3 on field goals -- including a 45-yard kick to tie the game with 1:59 left in the fourth and a 27-yard game-winner in overtime. He was 2-of-2 on PATs.

A closer look: In what was considered a particularly underwhelming year for the majority of Pac-12 kickers, Furney came through in the clutch for the Cougars. Washington State erased an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to give Mike Leach his first Apple Cup victory and his first Pac-12 win. The Cougars were in the midst of an eight-game skid while the postseason-bound Huskies had won four straight. Furney book-ended the performance by providing the game's first and last points. His 21-yard kick gave Washington State a 3-0 edge late in the first. And then a pair of Carl Winston touchdowns (and a two-point conversion) put the Cougars within striking distance. Furney calmly drilled a 45-yard field goal to tie the game. After Keith Price was intercepted on the first play of overtime, Furney stepped up an hit the game-winner from 27 yards out. Not a great year for league kickers -- but this performance was as solid as they come.

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