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What helped Marshall Koehn solve his kicking woes

Andrew Logue
alogue@dmreg.com
An Iowa cheerleader cheers on the sidelines of Heinz Field during an NCAA college football game between Pitt and Iowa in Pittsburgh Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Iowa won 24-20.

PITTSBURGH –

Is Iowa's kicking problem fixed?

In the last two weeks, Marshall Koehn has converted field-goal attempts from 44 and 52 yards without a miss.

His 52-yarder came in the third quarter Saturday and trimmed Pittsburgh's lead to 20-17.

"The way I approach my kicks is a little different," Koehn said. "Just switched my routine a little bit is the only thing.

"My mental approach stays the same."

Koehn is 4-of-7 on field goals this season, with all three misses coming from inside 40 yards.

"It definitely helps making kicks," he said. "It's easy to just keep building off one (success). You stay in the same routine after you make a kick.

"Hopefully, you can keep that routine going."

Koehn is also 16-of-19 when it comes to forcing opponents to take touchbacks on kickoffs, including all five attempts Saturday.