Huskerkill: Kordell Stewart
Not long ago, the Big Red Network ran a series on Husker Killers – opposing players that killed Nebraska. In the spirit of equal time for the Scarlet and Cream, we now present Huskerkill – players that got ran over by Nebraska.
No player comes to mind as quickly when you think of Husker victims than former Colorado quarterback Kordell Stewart. In three games, Kordell went 0-3, was limited to 23 completions out of 64 passing attempts, with 3 interceptions and 282 and no touchdowns.
Round 1 was only spot duty for Stewart in a 52-7 mudhole stomping of the Buffaloes in Lincoln. It was particularly sweet in that the Huskers had gone 0-2-1 in the past three games against CU and hadn’t beaten a top ten team in almost four years. The Huskers unveiled their new 4-3 defensive alignment and dismantled the Buffs in short order. Stewart went 3-8 for a meager 17 passing yards that day.
Round 2 in Boulder, the Huskers got out to a quick 21-3 first quarter lead before the CU defense stiffened and kept NU from adding to that margin. The Buffs rallied to within 21-17 behind two Rashaan Salaam touchdown runs, but the Blackshirts made Stewart the goat as he was intercepted three times on the day and completed only 8 of 28 passes for 115 yards.
Round 3 was memorable for a number of reasons. It was a match-up of two of the top three ranked teams in the country and the first to feature Huskervision. It was also a day where the Blackshirts were perfect in shutting down the Buffs on third and fourth down conversions (going a combined 0-15). Aside from a single touchdown drive, CU was held scoreless all day. Stewart ran for his life (amassing only 24 yards on 14 attempts) and was thoroughly beaten physically and mentally. He left the field with Adidas tracks up and down his back. The quintessential piece of Huskerkill.
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