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Northwestern WR Demetrius Fields Doesn't Know Who His Quarterback Is

The Northwestern Wildcats have either a quarterback problem or a quarterback luxury. Either way, they're currently playing two of them. But wide receiver Demetrius Fields doesn't seem to care if Kain Colter or Trevor Siemian is throwing the passes. Saturday against the Boston College Eagles, he said he didn't even notice.

The quote is after the jump:

From Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune:

"I don't really notice which quarterback is in," he said. "Even (at Syracuse), I didn't know Trevor was in until mid-drive."


"That might have something to do with me being oblivious," Fields said, "but I have full confidence in both. They spend the same amount of time watching film. They're on the same page, so it's kind of the same."

Other than noticing who Fields would speak to in the huddle or perhaps making even the most fleeting eye contact with the man throwing the ball his way, statistics confirm Fields isn't crazy for not noticing the difference when one is in over the other.

Colter has thrown for 321 yards and two touchdowns at a 66.1 completion percentage with no interceptions. Siemian has gone for 292 yards, one score and no picks with a 68.1 completion percentage.

Here's how the two fared Saturday against Boston College:

vs Boston College / 9.15.12 Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds TD Rush Yds Avg TD
Kain Colter 16 20 80.0 144 0 15 66 4.4 0

vs Boston College / 9.15.12 Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds TD Rush Yds Avg TD
Trevor Siemian 14 20 70.0 123 0 3 7 2.3 0

The Wildcats are 3-0 while coach Pat Fitzgerald has shuffled the two in and out, so expect at least one more week of just that Saturday against South Dakota State.

Northwestern kicks off Saturday against South Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. CT on the Big Ten Network.

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