OSU football: Chuba Hubbard gaining Heisman momentum
STILLWATER — As other potential contenders begin to fall by the wayside, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard’s Heisman train is picking up steam.
The nation’s leading rusher was No. 4 on ESPN’s Heisman Trophy projection after bumping his yardage total to 1,726 in Saturday’s win over Kansas. He came in behind a trio of quarterbacks, Joe Burrow of LSU, Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma and Justin Fields of Ohio State.
Hubbard also joined those three QBs on the Twitter campaign for the Nissan Heisman House poll that allows fans to tweet the name of the player they vote for.
Hubbard received a first-place vote in the Athletic’s Heisman straw poll, though he ultimately ranked sixth overall.
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While he might be too far behind to win the award, the Cowboy star seems to at least in the mix to get an invitation to New York for the trophy ceremony.
“The fact that people are questioning if he should go to New York or not is ridiculous in my opinion,” OSU receiver Dillon Stoner said.