In his first year on the field, Emmit Carpenter has put up outstanding numbers, and has been named the Big Ten kicker of the year.
Carpenter has converted 21-of-23 field goals during this season for a 91.3% conversion rate, and had 4 games with 3 or more field goals. He also made the semifinalist list for the Lou Groza Award.
With 11 makes, Jeff Budzein of Northwestern currently tops the list of 11 college kickers who have yet to miss going into week 6.
Believe it or not, two of Northwestern's games didn't even include a field goal attempt. Budzien has pulled together three impressive games to arrive at the top of the list. These included a 5-field goal performance leading Northwestern to a 22-12 win over Boston College and 3 field goals each in games against Vanderbilt and Indiana. He has already surpassed the number of attempts he had at the end of the 2011 season.
By Brian Rosenthal | JournalStar.com
LONG SNAPPERS FLY UNDER THE RADAR UNTIL YOU SEE ONE OF THEIR SNAPS FLY OVER THE HEAD OF THE PUNTER. AND HUSKER FRESHMAN P.J. MANGIERI HOPES TO STAY OFF PEOPLE'S RADARS WITH HIS PLAY.