University of Minnesota kicker Emmit Carpenterhas accepted an invitation to play in the Tropical Bowl. The game will be played at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 at Daytona Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Carpenter made 53-of-67 career field goals and his 79.1 field goal conversion rate ranks first in school history (minimum 25 attempts). His 53 field goals ranks third all-time at Minnesota and he ended his career with 276 points, which is second all-time in school history for all players.
Carpenter made 31-of-40 field goals at TCF Bank Stadium, 19-of-23 on the road and was 3-of-4 in neutral-site games. The 2016 Big Ten Kicker of the Year made 117-of-118 career point-after attempts (117 is second most all-time) and ended his career with 80 consecutive PATs (second most of all-time).
As a senior, Carpenter made 17-of-23 field goals and 43 point-after attempts. He led Minnesota with 94 points and was named Academic All-Big Ten for the third time in his career.
The Tropical Bowl will be streamed by subscription service FloFootball.com.