"I couldn't be more confident in my ability," Ficken said Saturday after the Nittany Lions won 23-17 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
"He really taught me how to practice," Ficken said. "That's really helped carry over into games. My goal is to not miss a kick all season. That might not happen, but to the best of my ability I'm going to do the job I need to do. I think I can make every kick coach O'Brien sends me out for."