Position review: Special teams 

December, 4, 2012
Every day for two weeks, NittanyNation is taking a closer look at each position and how Penn State fared over the course of the season.

Today: Special teams

[+] EnlargeSam Ficken
Evan Habeeb/US PresswireFans stood behind Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, who gained confidence as the season went on.
In early October, it wouldn't have been a stretch to say Penn State had the worst kicker/punter combo in the nation. Sam Ficken was just 2-of-8, and Alex Butterworth was wildly inconsistent. As a whole, special teams was in disarray.