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Northwestern football bowled over with optimism

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Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter threw for 872 yards last season and also has 60 career receptions.

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Optimism might be at an all-time high at Northwestern, where a couple of fast runners and an improved talent base have the Wildcats expecting to continue their run of success. NU snapped a 64-year dry spell by beating Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1, capping a 10-3 season.

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