OSU football: Chuba Hubbard named a Maxwell Award semifinalist
STILLWATER — Leading the nation in rushing after eight games, Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award for the college player of the year, announced Tuesday.
With 1,381 yards, Hubbard is 271 yards ahead of the second-place rusher in college football, J.K. Dobbins of Ohio State.
Additionally, Hubbard, a redshirt sophomore, leads the nation in rushing yards per game, all-purpose yards and yards after contact (via Pro Football Focus).
His rushing yards and 6.4 yards per carry through eight games are better than three of the past four running backs to win the Heisman Trophy.
Semifinalist voting for the award will run from Oct. 30-Nov. 24. Three finalists will be announced Nov. 25 and a final round of voting will take place.
Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA head football coaches, sports information directors and selected national media.
The winner of the Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards presented by Gildan, which will be broadcast on ESPN on Dec. 12.