Northwestern's Kain Colter named co-offensive Big 10 Player of the Week

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Kain Colter had a big week for Northwestern, and was named the co-offensive Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

The Big Ten named Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter one of the co-offensive Players of the Week on Monday, according to Ralph D. Russo on Twitter. Colter threw just three passes on Saturday against Indiana, but he carried the ball 14 times for 161 yards and hauled in nine receptions for 131 yards en route to a 44-29 victory.

He scored a total of four touchdowns on the day, all of them of the rushing variety, and was essentially unstoppable. Northwestern's primary starter, Trevor Siemian, threw the ball much more on the day, with 308 yards off of 22 receptions. One of Colter's three pass attempts was intercepted, which is why he stuck primarily to running the football. The entire team stuck to that, actually, as they rushed for a total of 394 yards, with Veneric Mark getting 139 and Mike Trumpy getting 87 of his own.

Colter shares the Player of the Week honors with Taylor Martinez of Nebraska. Martinez threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and had 107 yards and a score on the ground in a win over Wisconsin.

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