PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Place kicker Matt Boermeester #39 of the USC Trojans (R) celebrates with teammates after making the game-winning 46-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions 52-49 in the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 69: USC K Matt Boermeester … or not

Posted June 25th, 2017

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The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up.

Who is he?

Matt Boermeester was at the center of one of the lasting memories of the 2016 college football season when he drilled the walk-off winner in USC’s thrilling Rose Bowl win over Penn State.

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As a key piece for the rising Trojans, it only makes sense for him to be on this list as one of the top specialists Texas will face this season, right? Well, it would have made perfect sense before Boermeester likely got himself kicked off the team this offseason for “a code of conduct issue.” Boermeester was indefinitely suspended back in February, and so far there’s been no indication he’ll return.

What should the Longhorns watch for?

Boermeester’s replacement appears to be redshirt freshman Michael Brown. Expectations are sky high for USC, and Brown will be under intense pressure to perform. He won’t get much of a warmup, either, with Stanford coming to the Coliseum one week before the big showdown with Texas. This is certainly a storyline worth watching leading up to Sept. 16.

Catch up on the series

No. 100: Joel Lanning

No. 99: Tony Nicholson

No. 98: Da’Leon Ward

No. 97: Taylor Martin

No. 96: Kyler Murray

No. 95: Davion Hall

No. 94: Mike Warren

No. 93: Al-Rasheed Benton

No. 92: Carter Stanley

No. 91: Chris Bradley

No. 90: Justin Holmes

No. 89: Alex Barnes

No. 88: Daniel Wise

No. 87: Jesse Aniebonam

No. 86: Cole Walterscheid

No. 85: Shane Cockerille

No. 84: Martell Pettaway

No. 83: David Long

No. 82: Niko Small

No. 81: Cameron Batson

No. 80: Mike Lee

No. 79: Marcelias Sutton

No. 78: Carlos Strickland

No. 77: Anu Solomon

No. 76: Deshaunte Jones

No. 75: Byron Pringle

No. 74: LaQuvionte Gonzalez

No. 73: Zach Sinor

No. 72: Derrick Willies

No. 71: David Montgomery

No. 70: Dylan Cantrell

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