Davis will be replaced by King. King made one field goal in the Miami game and sent a kickoff to the goal line. He got his first action against North Carolina in the previous game, with a field goal from 25 yards, an extra point and two kickoffs. King competed with Davis in the preseason for the starting job, but was hampered by a groin injury.
“I think he’s healthy, and he’s been in competition, and he’s made ’em. He’s been good,” Johnson said. “He went there the other day cold and went out there – I know it was a short field goal – but he made it.”
Johnson said he was comfortable with field-goal attempts out to about 40 yards.
“It’s not leg strength,” he said. “They all can make them from 50 yards once in a while. But it’s just the percentage of it. And so you have to factor all that in.”