OSU football: Chuba Hubbard shines as runner, receiver
Chuba Hubbard shines as runner, receiver
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On a day when the offense wasn’t its smoothest, Oklahoma State made sure to find ways to get the ball to its Heisman Trophy contender.
In the No. 21 Cowboys’ 20-13 win over West Virginia, running back Chuba Hubbard produced 194 yards from scrimmage on 33 total touches
Hubbard had 106 rushing yards on 26 carries Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium, a rather slight day by his standards. But he added 88 yards on seven receptions. His 46-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass set up the game’s first touchdown, a 1-yard pass to Jelani Woods.
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“West Virginia’s had a lot of success on defense,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “Some of the things they do kind of forced us to migrate into throwing the ball to him some, more so than him running.
“He had 88 yards in receptions, so with his rushing, right at 200 yards for the day, so it is a really good day for him.”
Hubbard came into the game leading the nation in rushing yards and all-purpose yards. He now has 1,832 rushing yards this season, moving up to fourth-best on OSU’s all-time single-season list.
On Saturday, Hubbard passed Thurman Thomas’ 1987 season in which he had 1,767 yards.