Buffalo running back Rodney Stewart has been named the Big 12's offensive player of the week for the first time this season. Stewart had a third straight huge game, against Kansas State running for 195 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for another.
Rodney Stewart, Colorado, TB, Jr, Westerville, Ohio
Rodney Stewart amassed 219 yards of total offense in Colorado's win over Kansas State. He rushed 34 times for a career-high 195 yards and scored two touchdowns. The tailback also caught two passes for 49 yards and threw his first career touchdown pass on a 23-yard strike to Toney Clemons. The junior has 1,230 rushing yards on the year, the seventh-highest single season total in CU history. He improved his career rushing total to 2,656 yards, which is seventh in career annals. Stewart had his 14th career 100-yard rushing day - tied for second most at CU. He became the 23rd player at Colorado to score 20 touchdowns, finishing the day with 21. Stewart was responsible for 11 first downs vs. KSU with eight rushing, two receiving and one passing).