For the third time in the last 8 weeks, Oklahoma State sophomore running back Chuba Hubbard has earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Chuba Hubbard has been the nation’s rushing leader since Week 1, and he continued his reign at the top with another big weekend. This time against Texas Christian, Hubbard racked up 223 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 20 touches. His incredible outing was highlighted by a 92-yard touchdown run and a 62-yard touchdown run.
The last 3 years—and 8 of the last 9—have seen a quarterback win the Heisman trophy, but Chuba Hubbard deserves some serious consideration for the award. He’s leading the nation in rushing yards by more than 300 yards, and he also leads the NCAA in rushing touchdowns by 1. He has carried the ball 236 times, which also leads the nation, but he’s averaging 6.8 yards per carry, which is 7th overall.
Whether or not he wins any awards at the end of the season, one thing is for certain: he’s the backbone of the Oklahoma State offense, and the Cowboys are blessed to have him.