What is the longest field goal in college football
Through the 1975 season, no major-college placekicker had booted two field goals of 60 or more yards in one season, and only Air Force's Dave Lawson had connected on two such attempts in a career (a 60-yarder in 1974 and a 62-yarder in 1975). Furthermore, no one had made one beyond 63 yards. However, on October 16, 1976, in College Station, Tex., Texas A&M's Tony Franklin boomed 64- and 65-yard field goals in one game, sparking the Aggies to a 24-0 triumph over the Baylor Bears.
Franklin, who had kicked a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter, made his 64-yarder in the second period and hit on his 65-yarder in the third quarter.
Curtis Dickey. With Texas A&M ahead, 17-0, in the third quarter, Dickey darted 35 yards for a touchdown. Franklin's conversion kick completed the game's scoring. David Walker. He threw a 15-yard TD pass to Gary Haack in the second period, then ran for a two-point conversion. On the same day that Franklin made his prodigious kicks, Ove Johansson of Abilene Christian set a collegiate record (all classifications) with a 69-yard field goal against East Texas State. Russell Erxleben (Texas, 1977), Steve Little (Arkansas, 1977) and Joe Williams (Wichita State, 1978) now share the major-college record for the longest field goal, 67 yards.
(Two weeks after Erxleben kicked his 67-yarder for Texas against Rice, the Longhorns were victims of Little's 67-yard boot.) While Erxleben also made 64- and 60-yard field goals during the '77 season, Franklin remains the lone player in major-college history to have kicked two 60-yarders in one game.