Freshman kicker Morgan starting to feel more comfortable

For freshman kicker Marshall Morgan, a few days off was the trick.

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Freshman kicker Marshall Morgan has made 42-of-46 extra points and 7-of-10 field goals so far this season.

Prior to Georgia’s 38-0 victory over Auburn last week, Morgan decided to rest his legs on Monday and kick only lightly Wednesday. On Tuesday and Thursday, he did his normal kicking routine.

The result? Against the Tigers, Morgan was a perfect 5-of-5 on extra point attempts and knocked in a 20-yard field goal.

“I gave myself a bigger break, which I think helped out a lot,” said Morgan, who had missed a field goal in Georgia’s previous two games against Florida and Ole Miss.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native has struggled some with his accuracy this season, hitting 42-of-46 extra points and 7-of-10 field goals, but he said he believes his days of shaky kicks are behind him.

“I’m 10 games in now, so I feel a lot more comfortable,” said Morgan, one of the top rated kickers in the country as a recruit. “It feels good being out there and normal. It feels like high school now.”