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OSU football: Hubbard named co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

OSU football: Hubbard named co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

STILLWATER – It didn’t take long for redshirt freshman Chuba Hubbard to show Oklahoma State fans what he was capable of.

His performance against Missouri State earned him Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday. He shared the accolade with TCU’s Derius Davis.

Hubbard led the Cowboys with 149 all-purpose yards in his first collegiate game. He rushed the ball for 42 yards on seven carries, but his highlight reel shined with a 54-yard touchdown catch.

After hauling in a swing pass, Hubbard quickly made a defender miss before weaving his way down the left sideline and into the end zone. He finished with 65 receiving yards and also tallied 42 return yards.

His 42-yard return was longer than any the Cowboys had last season.

Hubbard and the Cowboys (1-0) return to action at 7 p.m. Saturday when South Alabama comes to Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU captured last season’s matchup, 44-7, in Mobile, Alabama.

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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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