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Iowa vs. Northwestern 2012: Wildcat fans happy with Kain Colter

The Northwestern Wildcats notched a homecoming victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, and the performance of quarterback Kain Colter was a big reason for the win. Northwestern fans were happy to see Colter come up big, and make plays with his arm and feet.

Rodger Sherman of Northwestern blog Sippin' on Purple was excited about what he saw from Colter, and thought his big plays far outweighed any mistakes the junior signal-caller may have made:

Team Kain. Team Kain Team Kain Team Kain. Northwestern's offense was uninventive, but Iowa couldn't stop it, so it didn't really matter. Kain Colter absolutely murdered everything on the ground and although he had one pretty ugly overthrow that got picked, he showed that he could throw the ball downfield without the world ending, although the TD he tossed was kind of a duck. So that was nice. Only one pass for Trevor Siemian, and we could've done without it too. More of this, please.

Cain tallied 166 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. He also completed 6/9 passes for 80 yards and a score. The win was the seventh for the Wildcats against just two losses.

Northwestern has a chance for a statement win next Saturday when they visit the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan is 5-3 overall, but 3-1 in Big Ten conference play. The Wolverines are coming off a blowout loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, where starting quarterback Denard Robinson left with an injury.