Posted October 29, 2012 on
Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, following his impressive performance against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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Northwestern flipped its script on offense, using quarterback Kain Colter in the rushing attack. The offense enjoyed plenty of success in the Wildcats' 28-17 victory over Iowa.
Kain Colter scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score as Northwestern defeated Iowa 28-17 on Saturday.
The Wildcats (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) have been struggling with their passing game, but had success running the ball. Colter rushed for 166 yards and Venric Mark ran for 162 yards. Mark became Northwestern's first 1,000-yard rusher since Tyrell Sutton in 2006.
It’s pretty clear who should run the Northwestern offense. It’s also pretty clear how they should game plan. This was all evident in the handling of the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday.
Kain Colter, not Trevor Siemian is NU’s starting quarterback. There should be no rotation or switcheroo. This is Colter’s team. And they need to keep things on the ground.
The Wildcats accrued...
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The potential was still present, but Northwestern's offense had become a mess. That is, before Saturday's 28-17 victory over Iowa. The Wildcats returned to form, led by quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark. Now, NU enters the bye week with its identity in tact.
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