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Kain Colter

Tony Jones #6 of the Northwestern Wildcats scores a touchdown after a catch against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field on September 7, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Syracuse 48-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Siemian Leads Northwestern Past Syracuse, 48-27

Trevor Siemian threw for 259 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, Kain Colter passed for a touchdown and ran for one, and No. 19 Northwestern pounded Syracuse 48-27 on Saturday.

09/07/2013

Wide receiver Christian Jones #14 of the Northwestern Wildcats rushes up the field during the second quarter against the California Golden Bears on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

No. 22 Northwestern Beats Cal 44-30 In Opener

The starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.

09/01/2013

Indiana v Northwestern

Northwestern Wins Gator Bowl For First Bowl Win Since ’49

The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone’s mind. Coach Pat Fitzgerald dusted it off for the Gator Bowl and even had it on the sideline Tuesday as a reminder of Northwestern’s decades-long, bowl losing streak — the ol’ monkey on their backs. Now, it’s in pieces.

01/01/2013

Football Generic

Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14

Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.

11/24/2012

Indiana v Northwestern

Northwestern Holds On To Edge Michigan St 23-20

With Northwestern again holding a late lead, coach Pat Fitzgerald was willing to punt the ball away and put his defense on the spot. This time, the Wildcats held firm.

11/17/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern Falls To Michigan 38-31 In OT

Devin Gardner ran for a 1-yard touchdown in overtime and Michigan’s defense responded with a stop, giving the Wolverines a wild 38-31 win over Northwestern on Saturday.

11/10/2012

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern’s Colter Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week

For the second time this season, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week.

670 The Score–10/29/2012

Venric Mark #5 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs as Micah Hyde #18 of the Iowa Hawkeyes chases him on October 27, 2012 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern Bounces Back, Beats Iowa 28-17

Kain Colter scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score as Northwestern defeated Iowa 28-17 on Saturday.

10/27/2012

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Hoge: Northwestern Blew Much More Than A Lead Saturday

Excuse Northwestern fans for not being surprised with what happened Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Mark, Northwestern Hold On To Beat Minnesota 21-13

Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns to carry Northwestern to a 21-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

10/13/2012

Bill Belton #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions carries the ball against Chi Chi Ariguzo #44 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the game on October 6, 2012 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penn State Rallies To Beat Northwestern, 39-28

Northwestern failed its first big test of the season. A week after returning to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008, the No. 24 Wildcats wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing three touchdowns in the final 9:49 in a 39-28 loss Saturday to Penn State.

10/06/2012

Venric Mark #5 of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates after a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ryan Field on September 8, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern won 23-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mark Leads Northwestern Past Vanderbilt 23-13

Venric Mark ran for 123 yards and a late touchdown, Tyler Scott forced a key fumble and Northwestern beat Vanderbilt 23-13 Saturday night.

09/09/2012

Kain Colter. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Northwestern Wildcats

Pat Fitzgerald appears to be legitimately optimistic about a group that could start 10 sophomores or younger Saturday in the season opener.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012

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Wildcats Set Records In 59-38 Rout At Indiana

The Wildcats scored on nine of their first 10 possessions, piled up 616 total yards and ended a five-game losing streak with a 59-38 rout of Indiana that looked even easier than the score indicated.

10/29/2011

Dan Persa

Northwestern’s Persa Questionable For Indiana

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa is questionable for Saturday’s game at Indiana.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

Dan Persa

Muller: Northwestern Will Beat Michigan In Must-Win Game

Northwestern most certainly can matchup with Michigan on Saturday. They can and they will.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Quarterback Trent Steelman #8 of the Army Black Knights (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Steelman Scores 3 TDs; Army Beats Northwestern 21-14

Trent Steelman scored three touchdowns for the second straight week, including the game-winner on a 1-yard plunge with 2:49 remaining, and Army beat Northwestern 21-14 on Saturday.

09/17/2011

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Colter Leads Northwestern Past E. Illinois, 42-21

Kain Colter delivered again while filling in for star Dan Persa, running for a career-high 109 yards with three touchdowns and throwing for 104 more to lead Northwestern to a 42-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

09/10/2011

Dan Persa

Wisch: Heisman Campaign For Injured Persa A Little Premature

It’s estimated that the rehab for an Achilles tendon rupture such as the one suffered last November by Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa takes anywhere from 12 to 14 months.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2011

Memebers of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrate the win with their fans after the game against the Boston College Eagles on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Boston College Eagles 24-17. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colter, In For Persa, Leads Northwestern By Boston College 24-17

Backup Kain Colter threw for 197 yards and ran for 71 more with a touchdown on Saturday to lead Northwestern to a 24-17 victory over Boston College in the season opener.

09/03/2011

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