Don't be fooled by Puma Nuredini's seemingly passé attitude.
The University of Charleston kicker is fully aware of what's going on, so when he came on to attempt a 35-yard field goal with 6.6 seconds left against Notre Dame College, he knew what was on the line.
Nuredini hit the field goal as time expired, giving the Golden Eagles a 34-32 Mountain East Conference victory over the Falcons (2-2, 1-2 MEC) and setting off a wild celebration.
"I like those situations," said Nuredini, whose 25-yard field goal with 6:10 left in the first half gave him a UC record 22 career field goals. "I actually tell coach every day in practice to give me game-like situations. I try to keep my mindset the whole game no matter what kind of kick it is. To me, practice or game, I have to do it all the same.
"I have a great snapper, Justin Palmer, and a great holder, Ryan Foster."
The kick concluded a wild MEC meeting at University of Charleston Stadium during which the Golden Eagles (2-2, 2-0) ran for 309 yards, the Falcons threw for 345 and the teams combined for 55 first downs.
Notre Dame's Pedro Powell came into the game as the second-leading rusher in the MEC and left the game as the league leader. He had 200 yards on 32 carries - two more than his average of 30 per contest. Quarterback Ray Russ was 36-of-56 for 345 yards and three touchdowns.
His final scoring toss to Mikhail Morgan came with 1:36 remaining and gave the Falcons a 32-31 lead.