Oklahoma State vs. South Alabama |Three Cowboys to Watch

Key Players

A lot of the right guys made some big plays for Oklahoma State last weekend, but there were some who did not step up like they need to. This week, the Cowboys have another golden opportunity to fine tune any issues as they host the South Alabama Jaguars. Consider this game another chance to prepare for a tougher opponent in Boise State next week. Here are some Cowboys who could have a big game against the Jaguars.

Wide Receiver Tyron Johnson

I had Johnson on my list as a key player for last week’s game hoping that he would break out after a letdown season last year, but he did not do much last week. He pulled in just two receptions for 13 yards, putting him way down the list compared to his teammates.

South Alabama’s defense isn’t great at all, so Taylor Cornelius should have no problem putting up numbers. Hopefully he will look Tyron Johnson’s way and give him a few more looks.

Kickoff Returner/Running Back Chuba Hubbard

Redshirt freshman Chuba Hubbard picked up Big 12’s Newcomer of the Week award as he put on a solid showing last week in Oklahoma State’s season opener. He is the third-string running back for the Cowboys, but this week he has been listed as the top slot on the depth chart as a kickoff returner. If Hubbard actually gets a chance to return any kickoffs, he could find some open space and put on a show.

Regardless of how the return game goes, Hubbard will likely see some time in the backfield as well, which if last week was any indication of his abilities, should be fun for Cowboy fans to watch.

Linebacker Calvin Bundage

The junior linebacker had a solid outing last week against Missouri State as he tallied seven tackles and a sack. Bundage is a key cog in Oklahoma State’s defense, and he will likely be involved in making some noise in South Alabama’s backfield.

Even when Bundage isn’t the one making the play, a lot of times his ability to disrupt an opposing offense allows his fellow linebacker Justin Phillips to step up and make a play. Either way, Bundage is important, and his presence should be obvious against the Jaguars.

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