News:Ross Krautman connected on field goals of 25 and 36 yards to start and finish Syracuse's scoring in the win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday. He added four PATs.
Analysis:Ross Krautman, a junior, scored well in the second half of the season when the Orange offense took off. He made his last five field goals of the season and finished with 88 points.
News:Ross Krautman hit a 26-yard field goal and five PATs Friday against Temple.
Analysis:Ross Krautman hit one field goal in one attempt in each of his last three games. He is 13-of-21 on the season and made all 39 PAT attempts. The bowl-eligible Orange will wait for their assignment next month.
News:Ross Krautman hit a 44-yard field goal and converted four PATs Saturday against Missouri.
Analysis:Ross Krautman has hit all 30 PATs this season and has made his two field goal attempts in this last two games. He has scored at least six points in his last six games.
News:Ross Krautman hit a 20-yard field goal and six PATs Saturday against Louisville.
Analysis:Ross Krautman has scored at least six points in his last four games as the Orange have won three of four. The Syracuse offense came alive against the porous Louisville defense and gave their kicker plenty of chip shots.
News:Ross Krautman went 1-of-3 on field goals on Saturday against Cincinnati. He connected from 24 yards, but missed from 42 yards and had a 25-yarder blocked.
Analysis:Ross Krautman is now 2-of-5 in his last two games. He is much more effective kicker in the Carrier Dome where the conditions are generally perfect. When the Orange are on the road, there are generally better kicker options.
News:Ross Krautman hit a PAT-length field goal and four PATs on Saturday against South Florida. He also missed a 22-chip.
Analysis:Ross Krautman is 9-of-15 (60 percent) on field goals this season. He has made all 21 of his PATs.
News:Ross Krautman nailed four field goals as well as four PATs on Friday against Connecticut. His field goals came from 22, 33, 42, and 47 yards.
Analysis: The blowout win over the Huskies was Ross Krautman's best game of the season. He had not converted a kick of longer than 40 yards previously. The Syracuse kicker makes for a decent start when the team is at home.
News:Ross Krautman missed field goals from 32 and 50 yards and only converted one PAT in the Saturday loss against Rutgers.
Analysis:Ross Krautman is only 4-of-9 this season, despite playing four games at home in the Carrier Dome. He has not topped four points in his last four games.
News:Ross Krautman hit field goals from 22 and 33 yards against Northwestern on Saturday. He missed from 44 yards, but hit all three of his PATs.
Analysis:Ross Krautman knuckleballed the 44-yarder and missed wide. The three points turned out to be crucial as the Orange lost by one. He likely will not be worth nine points next week against USC.
News: After a rough week against Rutgers, Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman needed to get back to his 2010 form. And that's exactly what happened against Tulane as Krautman made all three field goal attempts in addition to four PATs. His 21-yarder as time expired provided the margin in the 37-34 win.
Analysis: With Krautman kicking in a dome for many of his games he's a solid fantasy option, and it's good that he was able to get back on track Saturday night.
News: Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman has shown himself to be one of the best kickers in the Big East, and Saturday was no exception as he scored 15 points in the 33-30 win over Toledo. Krautman was perfect on four field goal attempts, and the officials counting a PAT that didn't go in late in the fourth quarter made him 3-for-3 on PATs.
Analysis: Krautman, who was outstanding as a freshman last year, has made five of six field goal attempts and all 12 extra points. He's a good fantasy play option when considering the accuracy and the fact that home games are played in a dome.
News: Syracuse sophomore kicker Ross Krautman, who had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Orange, is looking ahead instead of back in 2011. Krautman, who made 16 straight kicks at one point, finished 18 for 19 on field goals as he was named Second Team All-Big East and a Freshman All-America.
Analysis: Kickers tend to naturally get a boost when they kick indoors, but Krautman was outstanding everywhere last season. Syracuse should be improved offensively, which will likely mean even more opportunities for the sophomore.
News: ![CDATA[Three Big East players were named to the Groza Award preseason watch list last week, an award that's annually given to the nation's best kicker. The three players are: Maikon Bonani (USF), Ross Krautman (Syracuse) and Dave Teggart (Connecticut).
Analysis: The last Big East player to win the Groza was Louisville's Art Carmody (2005). The three players on the list should come as no surprise, and with Dan Hutchins (Pitt) and Jacob Rogers (Cincinnati) both moving on, one of these three should be the league's best kicker.