MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Though he showed a powerful leg at Garland (Texas) High School, Josh Lambert never had an opportunity to kick a game-winner.
So he tried to suppress his excitement during Saturday’s overtime session at TCU, where he prepared for a walk-off 34-yarder that gave West Virginia a 30-27 win.
“It’s got to be just any other kick,” he said. “You can’t hype it up in your mind.”
And what of his TCU counterpart, Jaden Oberkram, who was pressed into a 62-yard try earlier in overtime? Could Lambert have converted from that insane distance?
“That would’ve been pushing it.”