Alabama kicker Austin Jones, a senior transfer from Temple, missed two extra-point kicks in the first quarter against Arkansas State on Saturday, banging one off the left upright and the other off the right upright.
Jones also missed a point-after kick in last weekend’s senior opener, going 6 for 7 in that game on extra points.
Joseph Bulovas took over after the second miss, nailing his second-quarter attempt into the heart of the student section to get a standing ovation.
An Alabama kicker has now missed more than two extra points in a season for the first time since 2009, when Leigh Tiffin was good on 42 of 46 attempts. Jeremy Shelley went 52-of-54 in 2011, but UA’s primary kicker was perfect on point-after tries in 2016 (Andy Pappanastos), 2015 (Adam Griffith), 2013 (Cade Foster) and 2012 (Shelley) in recent years, with one miss by Griffith in 2015.