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Missouri’s Andrew Baggett (99) is congratulated by teammate Evan Boehm after after kicking a field goal during Saturday’s game with Kentucky at Faurot Field.

Missouri’s Andrew Baggett (99) is congratulated by teammate Evan Boehm after after kicking a field goal during Saturday’s game with Kentucky at Faurot Field. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett didn’t have a memorable start to his college kicking career. But he’s used to less than stellar first kicks.

“The first time I kicked a football in (high school) practice, it had rained and I was like, ‘I’m going to go and kick it really hard so it goes really far and everybody sees how good it is,’” Baggett said. “Then I went up there and slipped and kicked the center in the head with the ball.”

Baggett improved after the gaff during his junior year of high school at Lee’s Summit North, earning enough to earn interest from Missouri. He’s gotten better during his ....

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