Penn State vs. Northwestern: Can Nittany Lions stop Kain Colter?

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Can the Penn State defense find a way to stop the Northwestern Wildcats' Kain Colter? Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien acknowledges how tough he is to defend.

The Northwestern Wildcats' Kain Colter started the season at quarterback, but has found himself playing more at other skill positions the last few weeks. This culminated in last week's 44-29 win over the Indiana Hoosiers where Colter ran the ball 14 times for 161 yards and four touchdowns and also caught nine passes for 131 yards.

Penn St. Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien knows his defense has to keep an eye on Colter this week:

Well, that's a guy that you have to understand on every single snap where he is. So here is a guy that they are doing a great job with, Northwestern, of putting him in position to make plays. Obviously a quarterback, but then when they move him to wide receiver, with his skill set, he's quick. He's got good ball skills and a very bright guy obviously.

The Wildcats are currently 5-0 overall and are leading the Big Ten Legends division with a 1-0 record. The game is scheduled to kick off at noon ET with television coverage on ESPN.

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