Has any school had better luck with its kickers than MSU? Whether they're foreign (Nielsen, Andersen), domestic (Swenson, Rayner, Edinger), or something in between (Mojsiejenko), Spartan kickers always give us a leg up. The posters on Joe Rexrode's LSJ blog unearthed this gem about State's 19-12 victory over Ohio State in 1972:
In Daugherty's last great victory, a colorful walk-on with shoulder-length hair walked off with the headlines. Dirk Kryt, who'd just been promoted from the junior varsity and didn't even have his name in the program, set a Big Ten record with four field goals and an extra-point in the first half, During Daugherty's post-game interview, Kryt strolled by, smoking a cigarette, and said in a heavy Dutch accent, "Coach, I'm going to go out tonight, celebrate with a girl and have a few beers. Wanna come along?" When the media launched a barrage of questions about the team's training rules, Daugherty did what he always did best - deflect and disarm with a wink and a quip. "We have a new rule," Daugherty said. "Anyone who kicks four field goals in a game is allowed to do most anything he likes."