NU's Colter named offensive player of week

Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Colter scored all four of the Wildcats' touchdowns in their 28-17 win over Iowa on Saturday. He rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries and threw for 80 passing yards, including a 47-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Colter has completed 62 of 89 passes for 517 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He has rushed for 622 yards and 11 touchdowns on 114 carries and caught 16 passes for 169 yards this season.

Colter has been named Big Ten Offensive Players of the Week three times in his career and twice this season. He was last honored on Oct. 1.