Rodney Stewart didn't waste much time coming up with a new challenge for himself. By Sunday night he had determined what he hopes to accomplish before his junior season ends.
"To get 100 in both of these games," Stewart said. "You know, you've always got to set new goals. You can't just stop there. That's where a lot of people fail.
"I've got to set higher standards for these last two games and for next year."
Stewart currently has 1,035 yards this season. It is the 14th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history. If Stewart meets his goal of two more 100-yard games, he would finish with at least 1,235 yards, which would be the the seventh best rushing season in CU history.
Stewart already is in pretty select company. He joined Eric Bieniemy and Chris Brown as the only three players in CU history to have at least five 100-yard games in two different seasons.
Stewart's next 100-yard game will be the 14th of his career and he will tie Rashaan Salaam and Brown for second on that list.
Stewart carried the ball 36 times last week and said it didn't bother him a bit. He said he has never felt stronger and told coaches before the game to put the ball in his hands as much as possible.
Stewart even said he was hoping the Buffs would run more no-huddle offense so he could rack up even more carries.
"I was just like, 'You can give me the ball all the time cause I don't get tired no more,'" Stewart said.
Asked to put the team on his back