Beginning a season with five straight wins actually hasn't been that uncommon for Northwestern, which got there for the third time in five years last weekend thanks to a record-setting offensive performance.
A 6-0 start has been a bit harder to come by.
The 24th-ranked Wildcats look to record their best start in 50 years Saturday in Happy Valley against a Penn State team that seems to have found its footing after a shaky beginning to the Bill O'Brien era.
Northwestern delivered some impressive offensive efforts in its first four victories, but those paled in comparison to its Big Ten opener. The Wildcats set a school record with 704 yards of total offense in a 44-29 win over Indiana behind a quarterback who's turned into a triple threat.
Kain Kolter did little of his work in the pocket against the Hoosiers, however. The junior attempted only three passes but ran 14 times for 161 yards and caught nine passes for 131 yards.
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