Klein kicks record seven field goals

Dale Klein (1) still shares the NCAA FBS record of seven field goals in a game, a feat he accomplished in Nebraska’s 28-20 victory against Missouri in 1985. 

the Lincoln Journal Star

Oct. 19, 1985

What’s more remarkable than Dale Klein setting an NCAA record by making seven field goals in seven attempts in one game?

Perhaps that seventh-ranked Nebraska needed Klein to make seven field goals in seven attempts to defeat a winless Missouri team that sported a porous defense.

But the Huskers, despite a career-high 199 rushing yards from Doug DuBose, didn’t find the end zone until the fourth quarter of their 28-20 victory before 62,733 fans at Faurot Field and a regional television audience.

Klein, a junior walk-on from Seward, connected from 32, 22, 43, 44, 29, 43 and 43 yards. He also kicked a PAT for a Big Eight-record 22 points by kicking.

Said an understated Tom Osborne after the game: “Dale deserves a lot of credit for this win.”

— Brian Rosenthal