Oregon kicker Camden Lewis went 3-for-3 on his field goal attempts Saturday against Texas Tech.

Oregon won the game by eight β€” 38-30 to move to 2-0 on the year. Lewis kicked a go-ahead field goal with 10:27 to play in the fourth quarter. Then he kicked another go-ahead field goal with 1:10 to play in the game. Afterward, the fifth-year senior said there was never a doubt he’d push the Ducks ahead.

“It’s kind of funny. Everyone was cheering really loud and I was just thinking ‘Sorry guys, this is going to hurt for you to watch. This is probably going to ruin your night, but I’m not going to miss this kick,'” Lewis said after the game, per DuckTerritory’s Erik Skopil.

“There was no doubt in my mind. I had already kicked a couple of field goals, so I was mentally prepared. I wasn’t even a little bit nervous. I don’t think it’s really relief because I have so much belief I’m going to make the kick.”

Lewis is now 4-for-4 on his field goal attempts in 2023. He’s 9-for-9 on extra points as well. Last season, Lewis hit all 64 of his PATs and connected on 14 of his 16 field goals.

At this level, kicking games can keep head coaches up at night. When you don’t have a reliable kicker, it impacts everything you do on offense. Oregon doesn’t have to worry about that issue. Lewis is as reliable as it gets.

And Oregon played its last clock-killing drive to that strength. The Ducks took possession of the football, down by two, with 5:13 on the clock.

A huge completion to Patrick Herbert and then an unsportsmanlike penalty from Texas Tech helped move the ball from the Oregon 20 to the Tech 26 in just four plays. From there, coach Dan Lanning and his staff knew they could work the clock.

“We know Cam is a great kicker,” Lanning said. “Talk about composure. To have the confidence in him to say β€˜Hey, we don’t want to throw it here on third down to get the first, because we know we have a guy that’s gonna be able to make this kick and put us ahead.’ For him to be able to pull that off. It’s it’s huge.”

Tech got the ball back with 1:10 to play and the pressure on. On the third play of the possession, Brandon Dorlus broke through the protection and forced an errant pass right into Jeffrey Bassa’s arms.

Bassa returned it 45 yards for the game-sealing score.

“He’ll probably get a little bit of crap for not going down,” Lewis said, per Skopil. “We’ll probably be talking about that tomorrow. But hey, he got a touchdown and I got to kick another PAT.”