Missouri kicker breaks school career mark - KMOV.com

Missouri kicker breaks school career mark

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Former walk-on Jeff Wolfert broke the Missouri career scoring record on Saturday night. He couldn't have been too happy about it, also missing two field goal attempts No. 17 Oklahoma State's 28-23 upset of the third-ranked Tigers.

Wolfert had a 25-yard attempt partially blocked and also was well short on a 52-yarder at the end of the first half.

"It's not the way I envisioned the night," Wolfert said. "I had lots of family in town and going out and missing two kicks didn't help."

He contributed in other areas, punting three times for a 49-yard average in place of regular punter Jake Harry. Coach Gary Pinkel said he wanted to kick the ball away from Dez Bryant and thought Wolfert was best-suited for that task.

"We wanted to keep the ball away from their punt returner," Wolfert said. "I felt we did a pretty good job."

The senior, who gave up a diving scholarship to try football, has 289 career points and is 8-for-11 on field goals attempts this season. Two of the misses are from beyond the 50, including a 59-yard attempt for his first-ever miss in Big 12 play last week at Nebraska.

He broke the record he had shared with Brad Smith on a chip shot field goal, making an 18-yarder to cap Missouri's first drive after the Tigers stalled inside the 1.

Wolfert entered the game tied for the career mark with Smith, the quarterback on a pair of bowl teams from 2002-05. He was 151-for-157 in combined extra points and field goals over his first two seasons, a total that includes 95 straight made kicks in Big 12 play.

Missouri's high powered offense gives Wolfert a lot of scoring opportunities. He entered as the No. 9 scorer in the NCAA with 60 points. Three years after walking on at Missouri, he is one of the country's most accurate kickers.

Notes:@ After entering the game as the NCAA's least penalized team, Missouri was flagged eight times for 68 yards. Oklahoma State had seven penalties for 43 yards. ... QB Chase Daniel's first interception in 161 passes was not his fault. The ball bounced off Danario Alexander's pads and into the hands of Ricky Price in the third quarter. ... Chase Coffman caught 11 passes for 104 yards.

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