Texas Tech’s Ryan Bustin Named Lou Groza Star of the Week

Dec 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders kicker Ryan Bustin (48) makes a field goal against the Minnesota Golden Gophers as Ryan Erxleben (26) holds during the fourth quarter of the Care Care Bowl at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech junior place kicker Ryan Bustin receivers some much deserved praise for his efforts in Saturday’s 33-7 win over Texas State. Bustin put the Red Raiders on the board early and often to help propel Tech to a 4-0 record heading into the bye-week.

This morning, Bustin was named a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week candidate for connecting on four of four field-goals, tying a Texas Tech record last set by Donnie Carona in 2011 against Texas A&M.

College football’s top kicking award, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission recognizes three of the top kickers each week from FBS division teams as the “Stars of the Week.”

Ryan Bustin matched the Red Raider record by kicking four field goals in Texas Tech’s 33-7 home defeat of Texas State on Saturday night. The junior from Kilgore, Texas scored from 36, 29, 27, and 21 yards out and added three PATs for a 15-point game, the most for any kicker in the nation this past weekend. Bustin, who has made 8 of his 9 field goal tries this season, leads the Red Raiders in scoring with 45 points, a mark that puts him in second place nationally in kick-scoring.

Bustin’s made nine out of 10 field-goal attempts and 18 out of 18 extra-point tries this season to lead the Red Raiders in scoring with 45 points. Click on the link above to vote for Bustin as the Star of the Week!

Topics: Big 12, Ryan Bustin, Texas Tech Football, Texas Tech Red Raiders

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