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    Colter Collects Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Honors

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Kain Colter proved too elusive for the Hawkeyes to contain and set a career high with 166 rushing yards on 26 carries Saturday.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Kain Colter proved too elusive for the Hawkeyes to contain and set a career high with 166 rushing yards on 26 carries Saturday.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Oct. 29, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter (Denver, Colo./Cherry Creek) garnered Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolades Monday after a remarkable effort in NU's 28-17 victory over Iowa Saturday at Ryan Field.

    Colter had a hand in all four Northwestern touchdowns on the day, rushing for three while also throwing a 47-yard TD strike to Christian Jones to help NU defeat Iowa for the sixth time in the last eight meetings. Colter contributed a career-high 166 rushing yards to a Northwestern offense that racked up 349 total ground yards, with Colter averaging 6.4 yards on each of his 26 carries.

    With his three rushing touchdowns, Colter assumed the Northwestern team lead with 11 on the season and moved into sixth on the school's career list with 22 rushing scores.

    Earlier this year, Colter shared the league's Offensive Player of the Week honor following his four-touchdown performance in a victory over Indiana (Sept. 29).

    Colter and the Wildcats are in the midst of a bye week before returning to action Saturday, Nov. 10 at Michigan.

     

     

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