Northwestern QB Kain Colter, usually a dual threat, was very inconsistent tonight. He finished 7 of 14 passing for 44 yards, with 66 yards rushing in the Northwestern Wildcats 23-13 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores.
But he made a big play when it counted; running for a 29 yard touchdown to ice the game.
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers, younger brother of Green Bay Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers was a dual threat for the Commodores, and Northwestern had issues trying to stop him for much of the night. Rodgers finished 17 of 33 passing for 216 yards,1 td 0 int. 14 rushes for 64 yards.
For Chicago’s Big Ten Team, it was Venric Mark who was the main man, accumulating his first 100 yard rushing day in his career, including a touchdown in his 119 yards.
“I think he’s grown exponentially, and really matured. He worked incredibly hard this summer.”
Up 10-3, Vandy was inside the red zone in the final minute of the first half and threatening until a fumble caused by Quentin Williams and recovered by David Nwabuisi snuffed it out. And with 1:47 left to play in the game, NU made another fumble recovery that stopped a potential game tying drive for VU.
“The defense today allowed us to stay in the ballgame,” said Fitzgerald.
“They gave us a chance to win, and I’m incredibly satisfied.”
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