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OSU football: Chuba Hubbard has one final push for awards

STILLWATER — Chuba Hubbard has one final shot this weekend to impress voters for his Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker Award campaigns.

Oklahoma State’s star running back remains steady with his focus on beating Oklahoma in the annual Bedlam game Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium.

“Yes, I’m blessed and honored to be in this position,” Hubbard said. “Yes, it’s real cool, but it just shows how great our team is, our O-line and the people around us that can make that happen, and coaches.

“I’m fortunate enough to be in this position. I wish everyone on the team can come with me, but you can’t do that. Yeah. I’m blessed.”

But this game has some personal importance.

He could make one final push for the Heisman and the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top running back.

Hubbard leads the nation in several categories, even against Doak Walker finalists Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor and Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins. Here is a look at three unique categories:

Runs of 20 yards or longer

1. Hubbard (17), 2. Dobbins (14), 3. Taylor (11)

Percentage of team’s total offensive output

1. Hubbard (35.0), 2. Taylor (34.7), 3. Dobbins (27.4)

Percentage of team’s all-purpose yardage

1. Hubbard (34.2), 2. Taylor (32.1), 3. Dobbins (25.0)

Related Photos
Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard (30) rushes in the third quarter during the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. OSU won 31-13. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard (30) rushes in the third quarter during the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. OSU won 31-13. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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