Sophomore leads team in scoring with 22 points
Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell
The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Is four-for-four on field goals this season and eight of his 10 kickoffs have been touchbacks • connected on a 45-yard field goal (was his first career field-goal attempt) against Oregon State with no time remaining in the first half and also made all three point-after attempts • made field goals from 42, 44 and 45 yards (first Gopher ever to make three field goals in one game of at least 40 yards) against Indiana State and was perfect on all seven point-after attempts • made a 28-yard field goal and all four of his point-after attempts against Colorado State.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Only action of the season came against TCU when he attempted an onside kick.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Ashwaubenon High School • helped lead team to 10-1 record and squad advanced to the third round of the playoffs • named first team All-Conference as a kick returner and second team All-Conference as a kicker • also named honorable mention All-State as a kicker • named Green Bay Gazette All-Area Kicker • made 9-of-12 field goals, with his longest being 50 yards • kicked six field goals of 40 yards or longer • made 18-of-21 point-after attempts • kicked off 39 times and recorded 23 touchbacks • coached by Mark Jonas • also lettered in track • ESPN ranked him as a three-star recuit, the No. 12 prospect in Wisconsin and the 32nd best kicker in his class • received a five-star kicker rating from Kohl's and was ranked as the No. 19 kicker in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 25, 1995 • son of Tim and Laura Carpenter • has one sister (Emelia).
Gophers Ground Game Gaining Yards
Minnesota running game, which has scored 11 touchdowns, powered by three backs and a healthy quarterback.
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun Impact NFL Games
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun impact NFL games with big plays. Sherels punt return sparks Minnesota to win, while Boddy-Calhoun returned an interception for a touchdown.
Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State
Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.