UCLA kicker breaks school record, nails 60-yard field goal

Ka'imi Fairbairn (15) had a huge game for the Bruins on Thursday vs. UCLA.

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UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn looked like one of the best kickers in the country Thursday night, nailing a 60-yard field goal during the Bruins 40-24 home win over No. 20 Cal. 

Fairbairn first hit a 55-yard attempt, but the call was reversed because of a UCLA illegal procedure and he was moved back 5 yards. Then, as time expired in the first half against the Golden Bears, he hit the 60-yard field goal with smooth precision. It was the second-longest field goal in Pac-12 history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

UCLA coach Jim Mora ran onto the field as his team mobbed Fairbairn. The score gave the Bruins a 26-10 lead at the half over the 20th-ranked Bears. It was Fairbairn’s fourth field goal of the evening.

Earlier in the night, pregame entertainment also showcased a different kind of crazy field goal at the Rose Bowl. 

(h/t ESPN)

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