Matt Coghlin sets new Michigan State FG record in win over Rutgers
There’s a new record-holder at Michigan State.
Late in Saturday’s 31-13 win over Rutgers, Spartans kicker Matt Coghlin converted on a 35-yard field goal try to put the game out of reach with just over 2 minutes to go. That made attempt also set a new program record for Michigan State.
Coghlin’s field goal was the 72nd of his career, setting a new record in East Lansing. He had previously been tied with Brett Swenson.
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Before the 1st half ended, Coghlin actually had an opportunity to get No. 72. However, after Greg Schiano used 2 timeouts, the MSU kicker couldn’t put the ball through the uprights, delaying the record.
Coghlin had to wait until the end of the game, but got a second chance and made it count.
Coghlin’s record comes 6 games into the season, meaning he should get an opportunity to put plenty of distance between his number and Swenson’s old record.
Michigan State is back on the road next week, traveling to Bloomington to play Indiana.