Colter earns Big Ten honor

Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter was tabbed the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week, following his impressive performance against the Indiana Hoosiers.

It's safe to say Northwestern's experiment with Kain Colter is off to a successful start.

Colter, the Wildcats' jack-of-all-trades specialist, was named the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez. This is the fourth time in five weeks that a Wildcats has been honored by the conference; Chi Chi Ariguzo earned honors on defense, plus Venric Mark and Jeff Budzien earned special teams honors.

Colter tallied 161 rushing yards and four touchdowns, plus added a game-high nine catches for 131 yards in Northwestern's 44-29 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. It was the first time this season in which Colter was used at a position other than quarterback.

Northwestern will look for more Big Ten honors when it travels to Penn State on Saturday for its first Big Ten road test.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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