Heading into the season, we and probably everyone else anticipated that, if nothing else good came of this season, Geoff Price would prove to be a highly capable punter. His season average last year was 45.44 yards per punt. And while his season average is down this year, to just over 41 yards per game, that’s still a fairly good average. So is it a matter of consistency? Against Michigan State, Geoff had 2 punts over 50 yards, but still only averaged just under 37 yards per punt for the game. Is it something mental? The punting equivalent of a second baseman that can’t throw to 1st?
Meanwhile, Eric Maust, who played the entire game on Saturday and will apparently play the entire game against UCLA, has done pretty well, averaging just over 43 yards per punt.
At any rate, this is a surprising turn of events given that Geoff is a 5th year senior, a member of the team’s leadership committee, and really someone that a lot of people believed would be kicking on Sundays.