When Carson Wiggs missed two field goals against Toledo -- of "only" 35 and 37 yards -- it was a shock.
If a bounce-back was needed, Purdue's junior delivered by booting a pair in the victory last week against Northwestern when every point was critical.
Wiggs has been a consistent weapon, though he hasn't come close to attempting the NCAA record that coach Danny Hope swears he'll give Wiggs a chance at breaking.
But Wiggs has made seven of nine field goals, all of which have been less than 50 yards.
"After the week last week when I missed those two short field goals, we worked a lot extra going into Northwestern," Wiggs said Tuesday. "We got probably an extra 75 kicks in, live reps. So I feel more prepared."
But making field goals isn't Wiggs' only duty.
He has six touchbacks this season, matching his total from his first two seasons, and is averaging 66.2 yards per kickoff.
That increase because he stressed getting stronger in the offseason, working on squats and the power clean to get more explosive.
"I'm pleased with it," Wiggs said of his touchbacks. "I have had a couple in the end zone, which they brought out, which is unfortunate. It really makes me mad, so I cover a little bit harder when that happens.
"That's something I stressed in the offseason and that's obviously paid off for me this year."
Wiggs attributes some of his success to his snapper (John Finch) and holder (Kris Staats).
The group calls themselves "The Blur" because they are so quick in their snap-hold-kick routine.
Wiggs said the goal typically is to have the process completed in 1.3 seconds. But during training camp, the group was consistently clocking 1.1. So they decided to try to do it as quickly as they could.
"It's like clockwork what we do now," Wiggs said. "So as soon as Staats says ready, I'm moving almost before John snaps the ball. So as soon as Staats gets it on the ground, as soon as it's down, it's out. The fastest we got in camp was a .88, get-off time from the time he moved the ball to the time I kicked it. We were just like, 'Man, that was so fast, that was a blur. The blur, baby!' We never tried to come up with (another nickname). We thought that was pretty cool."